Call for Proposals - Energy-efficient Buildings - Specific Programme "Cooperation" Programme RTD FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB Closed!

Objectives

The call for proposal FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB cover actions from the following workprogrammes:

  • THEME 3: ICT – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
  • THEME 4: NANOSCIENCES, NANOTECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS AND NEW PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES - NMP
  • THEME 5: ENERGY
  • THEME 6: ENVIRONMENT (INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE)

 

Actions

THEME 3: ICT – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIESTheme ICT

  • Objective EEB-ICT-2011.6.4 ICT for energy-efficient buildings and spaces of public use

- Contribution to the opening up of markets for novel ICT-based customized solutions for buildings operation and maintenance, integrating numerous products from different vendors.
- Quantifiable and significant reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions achieved through ICT29
- Establishment of a collaboration framework between the ICT sector, the buildings and construction sector, and the energy sector.
- Identification of areas where standardisation work is required.

THEME 4: NANOSCIENCES, NANOTECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS AND NEW PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES - NMP

  • EeB.NMP.2011-1 Materials for new energy efficient building components with reduced embodied energy

- Reduction by at least 50% of the embodied energy at component level compared to the 2005 values
- Reduction by at least 15% of the total costs compared to existing solutions
- The proposers should demonstrate and quantify the potential European impact on energy-efficiency at building level
- Improved durability of the components resulting in less frequent replacement, so that the impact of embodied energy will be lower over the lifetime of the building
- Contribution to achieving EU policies.

  • EeB.NMP.2011-2 New efficient solutions for energy generation, storage and use related to space heating and domestic hot water in existing buildings

A wide impact is expected from higher energy-efficient solutions for space heating and domestic hot water production, which contribute to around 50% of energy use in residential buildings. Holistic design of solutions for energy generation, storage and use should increase the overall efficiency by at least 30%. The proposers should also anticipate future targets for energy-efficient buildings.

  • EeB.NMP.2011-3 Energy saving technologies for buildings envelope retrofitting

The proposers should demonstrate the possibility to reach at least the energy efficiency of new buildings according to current national regulations. This will result in clear benefits both to owners and tenants. The return on investment should be kept below 7 years, taking into account that the establishment of effective cooperation among stakeholders in the value chain will increase overall efficiency and introduce economies of scale for large take-up. Non technological barriers should be properly addressed.

  • EeB.NMP.2011-4 Geo-clusters approach to support European energy-efficiency goals

The availability of an extensive set of validated data and indicators for key geographical areas will allow to properly define requirements and specifications for technology development and integration, as well as the fine tuning of demonstration actions in order to maximise impact. Non technological aspects will be instrumental for the full take-up of the geo-clusters concept and should be able to leverage the expected outcomes. The direct/indirect involvement of a wide range of stakeholders guided by a clear industrial vision and a comprehensive coverage of the industrial value chain in energy-efficient buildings.

 THEME 5: ENERGY

  • EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1 Demonstration of very low energy new buildings

The objective is to demonstrate in the building sector, high energy efficient innovative technologies and measures resulting in very low energy new buildings. The performance calculation should take into account all types of energy use: consumption for space heating and cooling, water heating, air conditioning, as well as consumption of electricity, including lighting. In any case the total annual energy consumption of the building(s) should not exceed 60 kWh/m²/year (primary energy). Both residential and nonresidential buildings are addressed.

THEME 6: ENVIRONMENT (INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE)

  • EeB.ENV.2011.3.1.5-1 Technologies for ensuring, monitoring and/or controlling a high quality indoor environment particularly in relation to energy efficient buildings

Research should lead to new products/services for indoor quality indicator monitoring and to recommendations for regulations and policies addressing indoor environment quality in relation with sustainability and health issues. Projects should lead to the gradual adoption of more energy efficient practices, within the broader framework of indoor environment quality, by providing building users and managers with efficient information and motivation for improvement. Projects should help promote innovation in the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of buildings across the industry.

  • EeB.ENV.2011.3.1.5-2 Operational guidance for Life Cycle Assessment studies of the Energy Efficient Buildings Initiative

Increase in the consistency and transparency of the LCA studies carried out on energy efficient buildings and, more in general, on all projects performed within the EeB PPP. Support - of more solid and reproducible data - to environmental and innovation policies in fields related to the EeB PPP (e.g. Building Performance of Buildings Directive, waste Framework Directive, Sustainable and Consumption Action Plan, Environmental Technologies Action Plan, etc).

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 85,50 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2011)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 December 2010 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP) (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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