We are the Implementation Working Group on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (IWG5) within the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.

This site serves as a central entry and contact point for information on the work of the IWG Energy Efficiency in Buildings for the SET Plan community in Europe. We want to provide an overview of the European research and development of new materials and technologies for energy efficiency solutions and cross-cutting heating and cooling technologies for buildings. In addition, we will present an overview of the European funding landscape and in doing so highlight the role of national and regional funding in the SET Plan context.


The European Commission announces 100 cities participating in EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

The European Commission has announced the 100 EU cities that will take part in the Cities Mission. Clean mobility, energy efficiency and green urban planning will be addressed by the research and innovation actions. Read more about the Cities Mission on the Official Website of the European Commission.

New European Bauhaus: Five lighthouse projects were selected for financial support

On May 4th, the Commission announced the five selected projects for the 25 million euro call for the development of "lighthouse demonstrators" of the New European Bauhaus (NEB). Funding will be used by projects to delve deeper into issues such as building renovation, circularity, arts, cultural heritage, education, smart cities, and urban and rural regeneration.


IWG Chair:

Annett Kühn


IWG Co-Chairs:

Paul Cartuyvels

Wim van Helden