H2020 - Horizon 2020

We are now in the third week of the #h2020Buildings campaign on Twitter, highlighting some European funded projects related to heating and cooling; namely  
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: Note

EPATEE (Evaluation Into Practice to Achieve Targets for Energy Efficiency) is a Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to give EU Member States tools and knowledge for a better evaluation of their own energy efficiency policies.   EPATEE will raise the capacity of policymakers and implementers for policy evaluation by providing them with tools and practical knowledge to make consistent impact evaluation an integral part of the policy cycle. It will support EU Member States in distinguishing effective from ineffective policies.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project GEOCOND (Advanced materials and processes to improve performance and cost-efficiency of Shallow Geothermal systems and Underground Thermal Storage) will develop solutions to increase the thermal performance of the different subsystems configuring Shallow Geothermal Energy Systems (SGES) and Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES), combining different material solutions under the umbrella of sophisticated engineering, optimisation, testing and on-site validation.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
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The Horizon 2020 funded project MODER (Mobilization of innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level) vision is cost-effective, energy-efficient and user-oriented refurbishment of buildings as part of the global energy system. The main objective of MODER is to increase business of engineering companies, energy managers and consultants in supporting municipalities and building owners in European and global markets for the refurbishment of buildings at district level.   The project’s objectives are:  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
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The Horizon 2020 funded project PRODESA (Energy Efficiency Project Development For South Attica) aims to assist seven major municipalities in Athens Metropolitan Area to launch showcase energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, utilising innovative financial tools and attracting private investments.   More specifically the project’s objectives include:  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project PremiumLight_Pro (Next-level energy efficient lighting systems in the service sector) aims at addressing the major saving potentials by supporting public authorities in the development of effective policies to facilitate the implementation of efficient new generation LED lighting systems in the service sector.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project PUBLENEF (Support PUBLic Authorities for Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies) aims to assist European Union Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency) and empower them to make use of the best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at the national, regional and/or local level.   The specific objectives of the project are to:  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Q-Bot project (Fast and economic insulation of buildings using robotic systems) is developing an innovative underfloor insulation system that has the potential to improve the energy foot print of millions of Europe's least energy efficient buildings by as much as 25% while reducing installation costs by 50 to 75%. The small robotic device is unique and superior to other underfloor insulation in that it can access uneven and tight spaces and underfloor voids in order to install insulation.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
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The Horizon 2020 funded project SIMPLA (Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning) supports local authorities in harmonising their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).   The project targets small and medium-sized municipalities with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 inhabitants proposing a four-step approach to foster harmonised planning.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
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The Horizon 2020 funded project multEE (Facilitating Multi-level governance for energy efficiency) aims to improve the consistency and quality of energy efficiency policy planning and implementation through innovative monitoring and verification schemes as well as through improved coordination between different administrative levels.   In order to reach this goal, two sub-goals will have to be achieved:  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
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