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.


SET-Plan Conference in Prague

At the SET-Plan conference in Prague on November 9-10, IWG 5 will present its work results and goals. The working group will provide insight into the topic of energy efficiency in buildings and present outstanding regional, national or EU projects that implement the goals and topics of the IWG 5 Implementation Plan.

A physical IWG meeting is planned one day prior to the SET Plan conference to present the status of the Built4People partnership, the current state of the Living Labs Europe Competition (LLEC) and news from the ETIP Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC).


The Finals of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 will take place in Wuppertal

On the Solar Campus in Wuppertal 18 building models and concepts will soon become reality. As fully functional houses, they will form the centerpiece of the finals of the European university competition for urban building in June 2022. The student teams will be able to present their projects in a public exhibition and compete against each other. The event site is open to visitors for eleven days: 10 to 12 June, 16 to 19 June and 22 to 26 June 2022.

Join the 1st Stakeholder Forum of the Built4People partnership

The 1st Stakeholder Forum of the Built4People partnership will take place on June 1st, 2022. You are cordially invited to take part together with innovators from the European construction industry.The Built4People partnership brings the entire value chain together to accelerate people-centric innovation for a sustainably built environment - you can actively contribute.

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.


IWG Chair:

Annett Kühn


IWG Co-Chairs:

Paul Cartuyvels

Wim van Helden