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 registration to this year's European Research and Innovation Days is now open

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission's annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The event will take place online on 28 and 29 September 2022, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere. Explore the programme, discover the sessions for you and, get ready to discuss the future of research and innovation with participants from across Europe and beyond. Register here and stay tuned for more news und updates!

European Partnership for Clean Energy Transition: New Homepage and Call Launch!

Discover the European Clean Energy Transition Partnership on the new website, which offers informations about the partnerhsip, interesting news and events. The FIRST Call for proposals will launch in September 2022. Therefore, an informative CETPartnership Call Launch Event Webinar for potential applicants will take place on the 13th of September 2022. Please save the date! Details about the thematic structure and Q&A about the call will be shared at the event. A virtual networking will be also taking place. Here you can find updated information about the event.

Solar Decathlon: How can sustainable urban housing and living work?

Under the motto “Design - Build - Operate”, university teams from all over the world came together to compete in an urban contest for sustainable building. In addition to an overall design for a building project, the participants have constructed characteristic building parts in original size on the Solar Campus in Wuppertal - impressing and inspiring more than 115,000 visitors.

SET-Plan Conference in Prague

The annual Set-Plan Conference brings together high-level speakers, policymakers, industry, researchers, academia and the general public, focusing on important energy-related topics. 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.


IWG Chair:

Annett Kühn


IWG Co-Chairs:

Paul Cartuyvels

Wim van Helden