Energy Efficiency in Buildings is an important and broad topic. This is also evident from the fact that there are many overlapping topics with other SET Plan IWGs as well as with other European and international initiatives.
So far, there has been concrete cooperation with the EU partnerships:
Clean Energy Transition (CET), especially "Transition Initiative 7 - Integration in the built environment”
The European Partnership for Clean Energy Transition is a transformative R&I program across Europe. This enables joint R&I programs at regional, national and global levels, which are jointly supported by industry, public organisations, research and civil organisations.
Drivin Urban Transition (DUT)
The aim of Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) is to strengthen collective efforts towards sustainable urban development and to put knowledge and insights into action.
The Built4People (B4P) partnership seeks to accelerate human-centric innovation in the built environment that drives the transition to a sustainable society and economy. It relies on the commitment of its partners and a European network of innovation clusters.
For the first time, thermal and electrical energy can be obtained from ALL building surfaces, transparent and non-transparent. That is what ENVISION makes possible, with the developed full envelope concept that aims to exploit the potential of generating solar energy...
RenoZEB was created with the aim of opening up the renovation market for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB). The focus is on the development of economical “plug-and-play” solutions, which increase the property value in a comprehensive nZEB renovation market and...
GEOFIT – Deployment of novel GEOthermal systems, technologies and tools for energy efficient building retroFITting
The aim of GEOFIT is to make the use of efficient geothermal systems for heating and cooling practicable and cost-effective by introducing a new concept for building renovation. The concept is based on geo-thermal energy and small to medium-sized heat pumps. This...
REWARDHeat – Renewable and Waste Heat Recovery for Competitive District Heating and Cooling Networks
REWARDHeat demonstrates the functionality of low-temperature district heating and cooling networks able to recover renewable and waste heat, from multiple sources diffused within the urban context. These networks will be able to increase production and distribution...
BIM-Speed – Methods for architectural, structural and thermal 3D data acquisition of existing buildings
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an efficient method, to unlock the energy saving potential of renovation projects. Therefore, the central target of the BIM-Speed project is to enable stakeholders to integrate BIM into their work process. The developed Building...