BUILD UP Partners are well-established umbrella and network organisations committed to energy efficiency in buildings across Europe. Having a clear vocation of serving public interest or representing the interest of industrial sectors, these organisations are able to offer a range of multiplier actions through their diverse and effective communication channels.
BUILD UP Partners contribute successfully to improve the energy performance of buildings through their powerful network of contacts and their own competencies in their respective areas of work. Through a range of promotional actions they significantly increase the visibility of the BUILD UP initiative and its web portal.
BUILD UP Partners are key allies of the European Commission in the pursuit of a common interest: the wider implementation of energy saving measures for better energy efficient buildings throughout Europe.
The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) is the European organisation representing the architectural profession. Its growing membership consists of the nationally representative regulatory and professional organisations of all European Union (EU) Member States, Accession States, Switzerland and Norway. Through them, it represents the interests of about 480,000 architects and it seeks to influence all areas of EU policy and legislation that have an impact on architectural practice and on the overall quality and sustainability of the built environment.
More information: http://www.ace-cae.eu
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More information: http://www.activehouse.info/
More information: http://www.aie.eu/
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ARCHI-EUROPE is a network of over 182.000 European registered architect members covering over 30 European countries. The multilingual ARCHI-EUROPE website represents a unique platform where architects coming from all over Europe can meet each other, show their work and projects, discover a full European agenda of international events related to architecture, and take part in international competitions organized by ARCHI-EUROPE, etc. Since 2005, Archi-Europe is also managing a website dedicated to European students in architecture counting already 1.200 schools and 50.000 students.
More information: http://www.archi-europe.com
The Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, and thereby helping to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy used by buildings. Our mission is to support the development of ambitious, yet pragmatic building-related policies and programs at EU and Member State level and to drive their timely and efficient implementation by teaming up with relevant stakeholders from the policy and research community, the building industry and consumer bodies. Created in 2010, BPIE is a not for profit organization.
More information: http://www.bpie.eu
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More information: http://www.climatealliance.org
COGEN Europe is the European Trade Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration. COGEN Europe’s Membership includes around 100 power companies, power authorities, national cogeneration associations, suppliers, and other organisations involved in cogeneration in 30 countries. Its principal goal is to work towards the wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a sustainable energy future.
Based on the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy, cogeneration is an efficient way to deliver heating, cooling and electricity.
More information: http://www.cogeneurope.eu
More information: http://www.construction-products.eu
More information: http://www.construction21.eu/
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EAE is the European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems. It is a confederation of 13 national ETICS associations with 129 companies and an annual ETICS market of some 130 million m². The purpose of EAE is to promote the use of tried-and-tested external thermal insulation composite systems in old and new buildings throughout Europe. Its tasks include communicating the advantages of ETICS, and promoting a system approach as well as high standards of process quality.
More information: http://www.ea-etics.eu
The European Builders Confederation - E.B.C. - is a European professional organisation representing national associations of Craftsmen and SMEs working in the construction sector. Through its national members, E.B.C. represents 600,000 micro, small and medium sized enterprises from the construction sector. The European construction sector is composed at about 99% of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), who produce 80% of the construction industries output. The small enterprises (less than 50 employees) ensure 60% of the production and employ 70% of the sectors working population.
More information: http://www.eubuilders.org/
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The European Concrete Platform (ECP) is the voice of the concrete industry in Europe. Its membership is comprised of the European associations representing the concrete industry (precast and ready-mix) and its main constituents: cement, aggregates and admixtures. The ECP aims at promoting concrete as the material providing building solutions for sustainable development and sustainable construction. Through its inherent construction qualities such as energy efficiency, durability, fire resistance, thermal performance, comfort and adaptability, concrete offers a unique contribution to the societal, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable construction.
More information: http://www.europeanconcrete.eu/
The European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) has member associations in 26 countries, and is the sole European federation representing the engineering and related services industry, which employs one million staff of which the majority are highly skilled in a breadth of disciplines. Engineering consultancies provide €100 billion engineering consulting services per year for about €1.300 billion investments in buildings, infrastructure and industrial complexes.
More information: http://www.efcanet.org
The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is an international association working for the promotion of geothermal energy, representing the interests of European geothermal actors and supporting R&D in the field of geothermal energy use in Europe. EGEC helps its members to develop their geothermal business and to improve their financial framework.
More information: http://www.egec.org/
More information: http://www.ehi.eu/
More information: http://www.ehpa.org/
ELO – European Landowners’ Organization – aims to promote a sustainable and prosperous countryside through private owners´ activities and family businesses. Engaging various stakeholders, ELO develops policy recommendations and programmes of action. ELO organises interdisciplinary meetings gathering together key actors from the rural sector and policy makers at the local, regional, national and European level. Its ability to do all of this assures ELO its unique position among the think tanks in the agricultural, environmental and rural activities’ sectors.
More information: http://www.europeanlandowners.org/
Energy-Cities is a non-profit organisation of European municipalities, founded in 1990, committed to sustainable energy policies and active in sharing their experience and know-how with their members. The association represents about 1,000 members from 26 Member States of which nearly 200 are individual members. Since 2003, Energy-Cities has been managing the European Display® Campaign (http://www.display-campaign.org), promoting the implementation of the EPBD with emphasis on local communication activities in existing public buildings. Energy-Cities is leading the Covenant of Mayors Office together with other European city networks and a communication agency.
More information: http://www.energy-cities.eu
EPE, European Partners for the Environment, is a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together Public Authorities, Companies large and small, Trade Unions, Research Institutes, Environmental Organisations, Consumer and Ethical NGOs, and Civil Society Groups. EPE builds the ground for consensus on sustainability and serves as a catalyst, in Europe and around the world, to achieve into the future a better balance between the environmental, social and economic elements of life. EPE laboratories provide practical guidance on how co-operation among partners produces results that improve the environmental performance of products and processes encouraging their uptake by business and consumers.
More information: http://www.epe.be
EPPA is the "European PVC window Profile and related building products Association". EPPA represents the interests of, on the one hand the PVC window system designers and producers of the rigid PVC window profiles, and on the other hand the designers and producers of the related PVC building products. Related building products refer to all rigid and cellular PVC profiles used for finishing windows, home protection, roofline applications as well as internal and external decoration. EPPA is a sector group of EuPC (European Plastics Converters).
More information: http://www.eppa-profiles.org/
The European Solar Shading Organization (ES-SO) is an umbrella body representing the European solar shading and roller shutter industry, mainly through its national trade associations. ES-SO’s members employ more than 400,000 people, mainly in small and medium sized companies that are active on the local market within the European Union. ES-SO’s objectives are to provide a permanent point of contact between its members and the European authorities and to demonstrate that solar shading can make a substantial contribution to energy savings in buildings. ES-SO is active in a number of the EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe projects where it can demonstrate its technology as part of energy efficient buildings.
More information: http://www.es-so.com
The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) represents over 100 members consisting of manufacturers, service providers and national associations, which together cover 95% of today's solar thermal market. ESTIF's mission is to achieve high priority and acceptance for solar thermal as a key element for sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and, with immediate effect, to work for the implementation of all necessary steps to realise the high potential of solar thermal.
More information: http://www.estif.org/
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EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) is a European parliamentary network with Members from all major political groups in the European Parliament as well as in the national EU Member States Parliaments. EUFORES’ core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Europe. As an independent and non-profit organisation, EUFORES is a leading promoter of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It organises events and conferences, advises on policy, disseminates up to date information to its members, and promotes beneficial legislation in the related fields.
More information: http://www.eufores.org
More information: http://www.eumeps.org/
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More information: http://www.eurofuel.eu
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Euroheat & Power is the international association for district heating and cooling (DHC). Founded in 1954, the organisation has members in over 32 countries, including all existing national district heating associations in the EU. Euroheat & Power promotes the advantages of DHC and related technologies including CHP at European and international level. The organisation also takes part in research, development and demonstration projects concerning district heating and cooling technologies and markets.
More information: http://www.euroheat.org/
More information: www.european-aluminium.eu
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The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) represents the interests of construction enterprises, regardless of size, across Europe. Established in 1905, FIEC has grown to include 33 national Member Federations spanning most of the EU, EFTA and including Croatia and Turkey. The Federation promotes the development of sustainable construction; advocates public-private-partnerships where they are beneficial; and advocates the renovation of Europe’s building stock. Such measures will boost energy efficiency, reduce the need for imported energy and create new skilled jobs in construction.
More information: http://www.fiec.eu/
GEFI – Groupement Européen des Fédérations intervenant dans l’Immobilier – EU Real Estate Private Owners, is a non-profit organisation representing national organisations from the EU27, which promotes private property, real estate property, sustainable housing and urban development. GEFI is notably looking for long term solutions on various issues such as housing offer, relation between landlords and tenants, energy savings in buildings, taxation and financial issues.
More information: http://www.europeanlandowners.org/
GLASS FOR EUROPE is the trade association for Europe’s manufacturers of flat glass. Flat glass goes into a variety of end-products such as windows and façades for houses and buildings. Glass products are essential to energy-efficient buildings, houses and transport. Windows containing high-performance glass, such as low-e insulating glass and solar-control glass, help reduce energy consumption. A better use of building glass alone could help reduce Europe’s CO2 emissions by 100 million tonnes annually.
More information: http://www.glassforeurope.com
More information: http://www.housingeurope.eu/
More information: http://www.iea-dhc.org/
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More information: http://www.lightingeurope.org
More information: http://www.panandpro.org
More information: http://www.plasticseurope.org/
PU Europe is the European association representing the polyurethane insulation industry. Its products help to save energy in a wide variety of applications in buildings, district heating, cooling and refrigeration, and industrial systems. PU Europe members have a total turnover of Euro 4 billion and provide 18,000 jobs.
More information: http://www.pu-europe.eu/
REHVA is the Federation of European Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning Associations. It represents 100 000 experts in building services engineering in 28 European countries. REHVA is the leading professional organization in Europe dedicated to the improvement of health, comfort and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities. It encourages the development and application of both energy conservation and renewable energy sources. In these areas, REHVA has a significant impact on national and international strategic planning and research initiatives as well as on the associated educational and training programmes. REHVA´s multilingual HVAC dictionary is available at www.rehvadictionary.eu. REHVA Journal is available at www.rehvajournal.com.
More information: http://www.rehva.eu/
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is the largest organisation for professionals in the field of property, land, construction and related environmental issues worldwide. With 91.000 qualified members, it is the leading source of property related knowledge, providing independent and impartial advice to governments and global organisations.
More information: http://www.rics.org/
Tiles and Bricks Europe (TBE) is an international non-profit making association which promotes the interests of the clay brick and roof tile industry in Europe in the fields of industrial, environmental, energy, standardisation and sustainability policies. It provides a forum for its members to exchange information on technical development, sustainable production and emerging issues. TBE is a member of Cerame-Unie, the European ceramic industry association. In its memberships, TBE has national associations and companies from 23 EU Member States plus Croatia, Switzerland and Norway.
More information: http://www.tiles-bricks.eu/
More information: http://www.tightvent.eu
The Union of European Historic Houses Associations (UEHHA) is an umbrella organisation for national historic houses associations, promoting the interests of Europe’s privately-owned historic houses, parks and gardens and their contents. The UEHHA is dedicated to the conservation of Europe's great artistic and architectural heritage - its private historic houses, their contents, gardens, parklands and estates which represent about 35% of Europe’s “listed” heritage. Historic houses, numbering about 50.000 major properties from across Europe, form an essential part of its cultural heritage.
More information: http://www.europeanhistorichouses.eu/
More information: http://www.uepc.org
The International Union of Property Owners (Union Internationale de la Propriété Immobilière, UIPI-ASBL), is the only international organization representing worldwide the interests of real estate property owners since 1923. Members of UIPI are the national non-profit associations of small and medium real estate property, buildings and house owners and the private rented sector (both commercial and residential) of 25 European countries. UIPI addresses problems such as housing and rentals, taxation, energy savings in buildings, property restitution and the defense of Property Rights as internationally recognized Human Rights.
More information: http://www.uipi.eu/
More information: http://www.venticool.eu
The Vacuum Insulation Panel Association (VIPA International) is a recently created trade association representing the interests of manufacturers of vacuum insulation panels, as well as the supply chain. Vacuum insulation panels are an ultra-thin, high performing insulation technology which is widely used in appliances such as refrigerators and deep-freezers. Only recently the panels started being used in the buildings sector where they can play a crucial role thanks to their reduced thickness and high thermal performance.
More information: www.vipa-international.org
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