Call for Proposals - "Energy-efficient Buildings" - 2012 FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB Closed!


The objective of the Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP) work programme is to improve the competitiveness of European industry and generate knowledge to ensure its transformation from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry, by generating step changes in knowledge and implementing decisive knowledge for new applications at the crossroads between different technologies and disciplines. This will benefit both new, high-tech industries and higher-value, knowledge-based traditional industries, with a special focus to the appropriate dissemination of RTD results to SMEs. The NMP Theme in 2012 and 2013 will continue to span the spectrum from enabling research, to applications and demonstration activities.

This particular call is a cross-thematic coordination between NMP, ICT, Energy and Environment (including Climate Change). The objective of the Energy-efficient Buildings PPP Initiative is to deliver, implement and optimise building and district concepts that have the technical, economic and societal potential to drastically reduce energy consumption and decrease CO2 emissions, both in relation to new buildings and to the renovation of existing buildings. This new initiative should have a large payoff, as it will increase the market for energy-efficient, clean and affordable buildings.


NMP – Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production

  • EeB.NMP.2012-1 Interaction and integration between buildings, grids, heating and cooling networks, and energy storage and energy generation systems
  • EeB.NMP.2012-2 Systemic Approach for retrofitting existing buildings, including envelope upgrading, high performance lighting systems, energy-efficient HVAC systems and renewable energy generation systems.
  • EeB.NMP.2012-3 Development and validation of new 'processes and business models' for the next generation of performance based energy-efficient buildings integrating new services
  • EeB.NMP.2012-4 Nanotechnology based approaches to increase the performance of HVAC systems
  • EeB.NMP.2012-5 Novel materials for smart windows conceived as affordable multifunctional systems offering enhanced energy control
  • EeB.NMP.2012-6 Methodologies for Knowledge transfer within the value chain and particularly to SMEs

Environment (including Climate Change)

  • EeB.ENV.2012.6.6-2 Concepts and solutions for improving energy efficiency of historic buildings, in particular at urban district scale


  • EeB.Energy.2012.8.8.3: Demonstration of nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation for cities and districts

ICT – Information and Communication Technologies

  • EEB-ICT-2011.6.5 ICT for energy-positive neighbourhoods Collaborative projects (STREP)

European community funding

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

  • 140,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Environment (including Climate Change) (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Energy (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - ICT (Other)
  • Call for Proposals - "Energy-efficient Buildings" - 2012 (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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