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    SAVE THE DATE: 17 May cPPP Impact Workshop – Brussels

    March 3rd, 2017

    The yearly Impact Workshop for the three contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs) organised by the EC will take place on 17 May 2017 in Albert Borschette Congress Center (Brussels). The first draft agenda is available here.

    The results of EU funded research & innovation projects in the field of the Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB cPPP) will be presented on 16  May in a session organised by the ECTP E2B Committee at Bedford Hotel (Brussels).

    This event will be attended by the project coordinators / partners selected for each cPPP.

    Further information will follow.

    Energy efficiency data hub with H2020 EeB PPP projects available online

    January 26th, 2017

    The energy efficiency data hub is a new online tool developed by the European Agency for SMEs (EASME). With interactive maps, key data and statistics, this application features the energy efficiency projects co-funded under Horizon 2020 programme.

    Several featured projects deal with buildings, such as the following EeB PPP projects: BERTIM, IMPRESS, InDeWag and MORE-CONNECT.

    The application consists in 3 different modules:
    •a dynamic map showing the beneficiaries of the programme;
    •Beneficiaries and project lists;

    With this application it is now possible to simply search and filter projects by topic (buildings, heating & cooling, industry…), country, project type, year (start or end date) and budget range. You can do this by clicking on the blue arrow on the left side of the map.

    Besides this, each project has a summary that includes some information about the project, the participants and a link for their website. Statistics and figures are also available by clicking on the graphic icon on top left menu.

    The application will be updated after each call.

    EeB-CA2 Matchmaking Event “Energy-efficient Buildings”

    October 10th, 2016

    Innovative stakeholders from across Europe along the whole value chain of energy-efficient buildings and building technologies will get together at the EeB-CA2 matchmaking event on 18 November. From the planning office and research partners of EU projects over manufacturers to municipalities and investors – the EeB-CA2 matchmaking event is your occasion to quickly get in contact and exchange about new ideas for research and innovation projects and business relations.

    How is this matchmaking event organised?
    Register yourself via the event’s website, upload a meaningful profile of your organization, including a cooperation and technology offer or request. Between 1 -14 November you can book in advance bilateral meetings with other registered participants. At the registration desk of the event location you will then receive your individual meeting schedule.

    Further information, registration and an overview of the profiles of all registered participants can be found here: https://www.b2match.eu/eebca2

    Deadline for registration: 14 November 2016

    Bilateral meetings can be booked in advance between November 1-14 2016.

    The event is free of charge. It will be held in parallel to the ECTP Conference – if you would like to participate in this event as well, please register separately via the ECTP Conference website (https://fr.xing-events.com/ECTPConference2016.html).

    H2020 InfoDay on Research PPPs on 14 October 2016

    September 15th, 2016

    The Info Day on Research PPPs organised by the EC in Brussels on Friday 14 October 2016 will give the research community an overview of ongoing activities and support the preparation of proposals for the 2017 calls. It will also offer opportunities for networking.

    An open EeB brokerage event is organised in collaboration with the E2B Committee of the ECTP Association.

    EeB Project ideas can be submitted in view of a presentation during the event. Submission of ideas take place through the ECTP E2B Committee. You are invited to submit your idea on the dedicated Domain of the ECTP Collaborative Workspace ASAP by 6 October. If you do not have yet an access to the Domain, please consult the ECTP Secretariat to get your access rights.

    Registration on the EC website is compulsory to attend the event.

    Open public consultationon the impact of EU legislation on the construction sector

    April 11th, 2016

    Under the REFIT Programme (Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme), the European Commission has launched a Fitness Check of the construction sector aiming at assessing the impacts, both positive and negative, of EU legislation on the sector.

    The Fitness Check involves a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of whether the current regulatory framework is proportionate and fit for purpose, and delivering as expected.
    Specifically, it assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the legislative framework.

    The Fitness Check focuses on 15 EU legislative texts in the policy fields of Internal Market, Energy Efficiency, Environment and Health & Safety. It analyses those provisions within these EU texts that may impact the construction sector.

    In this context, an open public consultation has been launched to gather experience, views and opinions of interested stakeholders and the public on the impact of current EU legislation for the construction sector.

    The consultation is open to all interested stakeholders and the public. Deadline is 20 June 2016.

    You are invited to reply to the Open public consultation, please access it here.

    2016 Update version EeB PPP Project Review

    April 3rd, 2016

    The fifth edition of the EeB PPP Project Review has been published. This yearly publication presents the progress of 110 co-funded projects within the EeB PPP under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 17 new co-funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme for 2014.

    This new edition highlights current results and achieved or potential impact of the EeB PPP projects. The projects demonstrate scientific and technological excellence, across all levels, from early stage conception to demonstration of almost ready-to-market innovations. Distributed into 7 technology-clusters defined according to the construction-related research and innovation value chain from the EeB PPP Roadmap (Design, Technology Building Blocks, Advanced materials and nanotechnology, Construction process, Energy performance monitoring & management, ICT and BIM), they illustrate the diverse innovation approaches and the importance of embracing all aspects of the building and construction sectors.

    Download the Project Review EeB_PPP_Project_Review_2016



    Call on Smart and Sustainable Cities for demostration projects

    February 1st, 2016

    The “Smart and Sustainable Cities” cross-cutting focus area has a clear aim to bring together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that lead to measurable benefits in energy and resource efficiency, new markets and new jobs. The scope includes the creation of urban spaces powered by secure, affordable and clean energy, smart electro-mobility, smart tools and services, innovative nature-based solutions and showcasing economic viability.

    The following calls have a deadline on 8 March 2016 at 17:00 (Brussels time):

    • SCC-02-2016-2017: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities
    • SCC-03-2016: New governance, business, financing models and economic impact assessment tools for sustainable cities with nature-based solutions (urban re-naturing)
    • SCC-04-2016: Sustainable urbanisation.

    Access more information on these calls and the Submission Service on the participant portal here.

    Energy and Building workshop

    October 30th, 2007

    Hosted by: Acciona, 30-31 October 2007, in Madrid

    The workshop was organised by Acciona and had strong participation both from ENCORD members and partners. This topic that effects society at a whole has special importance to the construction sector: the built environment is the main energy consumer and therefore has the greatest potential for saving vital resources. The workshop programme touched both the global context of the topic as well as the current developments on a regulatory level accross Europe. Experiences with new technologies from many European countries with various cilimatic conditions were presented and discussed.