Research & Innovation

A radical approach to using natural construction materials at scale     The ISOBIO project proposes an innovative strategy to bring bio-based construction materials into the mainstream.   A key innovation consists of the use of pre-treated bio-based aggregates for construction, which include insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.     Objectives  
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Type: Link

Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy efficiency of buildings is a major theme in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package of proposals and a focus of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which takes place from 21-25 June.   But buildings must be more than just energy efficient of course. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, buildings and the environment they create also have a significant impact on our comfort, well-being and even health.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: News

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised 3 webinars on the public procurement of Innovative solutions and innovative financing for energy efficiency investments on Wednesday 22 March 2017.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: News

This special feature section complements the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s annual ‌Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report containing information on public and private investment in research, development, and demonstration (RD&D).
Post date: 9 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

This infographic, released by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, demonstrates the importance of improving the energy efficiency of buildings in the European Union, and provides information about concrete achievements from EU funded projects in relation to this target.   The infographic illustrates:  
Post date: 23 May 2017
Type: Publication

13th Webinar: From innovation to final product in enterprise presented by UBRUN   In this webinar, UBRUN described the transition of innovative concepts to final product in enterprise via active collaboration between academia and industrial sections. The webinar contents are summarised below: - The bottleneck of the blue sky research - Industry vs academia perspectives - Successful pathway for collaboration - Case study 1: GEMSTONE technology
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

Das neue Forschungsportal der Forschungsinitiative ENERGIEWENDEBAUEN ist seit April 2017 online. Mit der neugestalteten Forschungsinitiative bündelt das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) seine langjährigen Fördermaßnahmen Energieoptimiertes Bauen (EnOB), Energieeffiziente Stadt (EnEff:Stadt) und Energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze (EnEff:Wärme) sowie die Forschung zu thermischen Energiespeichern und der Niedertemperatur-Solarthermie und fasst sie unter einem Dach zusammen.  
Post date: 4 May 2017
Type: Link

Interreg Europe provides assistance to three types of beneficiaries, based in one the 28 EU Member States, Switzerland or Norway:   public authorities; managing authorities/intermediate bodies; agencies, research institutes, thematic and non-profit organisations. Interreg Europe builds on its forerunner, INTERREG IVC (2007-2013) and aims to get maximum return from the EUR 359 million financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for 2014-2020.   
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 74: Energy Endeavour” in 2016. The project will run until 2021. The project is intended to serve as a know-how platform linking the experiences worldwide and working towards further improvement of existing competitions, as well as developing new competition formats.   The project objectives are to:  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

“Development of innovative lightweight and highly insulating energy efficient components and associated enabling materials for cost-effective retrofitting and new construction of curtain wall facades.”  
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
Type: Link