LEIT – Call for Energy-efficient Buildings H2020-EeB-2015 Closed!


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Emphasis is being placed on interactions and convergence across and between the different technologies and their relations to societal challenges. User needs shall be taken into account in all these fields.

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Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • EeB-05-2015: Innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level. The development of sustainable solutions for refurbishment of buildings and their proper integration at district level requires major innovations in the design tools, construction methods and management practices, including socio-economic aspects and innovative financing instruments.
  • EeB-06-2015: Integrated solutions of thermal energy storage for building applications. Storage plays a pivotal role in synchronising energy demand and supply, both on a short and long term (seasonal) basis. Transformation of our existing building stock towards very low energy buildings and nearly zero energy and Plus-energy buildings requires effective integration and full use of the potential yield of renewable energy. Thermal storage is a key priority to make such a step, particularly considering the energy renovation of the existing stock, where compact building level solutions are required.
  • EeB-08-2015: Integrated approach to retrofitting of residential buildings. Europe is facing the challenge of deep rehabilitation of residential buildings (including buildings of historic value) while lowering the costs of refurbishment. Nowadays at the scale of Europe, fossil energy is mainly used in residential buildings for two usages which are space heating and Domestic Hot Water production. Such a large building stock needs innovative, efficient and cost-effective retrofitting solutions to meet the planned net-zero energy standards. Moreover, due to the current economic crisis investment capability in building retrofitting is limited and public incentives tend to decrease. Breakthrough solutions are, therefore, needed which combine affordability along the whole life cycle, reduced maintenance and higher performance reliability with reduced energy use.
  • EeB-07-2015: New tools and methodologies to reduce the gap between predicted and actual energy performances at the level of buildings and blocks of buildings. The monitoring of real energy use in energy-efficient buildings frequently shows major differences with respect to the predicted performance. This is even worse if a set of interacting buildings is considered. It is therefore important to capture the real complexities of the energy performance of the actual buildings and districts. In addition, effective methodologies for the correct understanding of user behaviour need to be addressed.

European community funding

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

  • 62,48 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 February 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Energy-efficient Buildings (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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