LEIT – Call for Energy-efficient Buildings H2020-EeB-2014 Closed!

Objectives

The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.

The “Industrial leadership” priority aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies. It consists of three specific objectives:

"Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" provides dedicated support for research, development and demonstration and, where appropriate, for standardisation and certification, on information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing and space.

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.

1.2 Nanotechnologies
The specific objective of nanotechnologies research and innovation is to secure Union leadership in this high growth global market, by stimulating scientific and technological advancements and investment in nanotechnologies and their uptake in high added value, competitive products and services across a range of applications and sectors.

Actions

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

  • EeB-01-2014: Materials for building envelope. When improving the level of energy performance of buildings in operation, embodied energy in materials presents an increasingly high percentage of the energy spent in the whole life cycle of a building. The same applies for CO2. Therefore, the development of new sustainable construction materials with lower embodied energy and lower CO2 emissions is needed. New approaches in material science and production technologies will help to minimize the embodied energy of the main construction materials such as concrete, glass, gypsum, ceramics or steel, involved in the structure, envelope and other building components of energy efficient buildings. At the same time, components with improved insulation and air tightness properties (which are influenced by construction tolerances) are needed, aiming at the overall target of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emission during the whole life cycle. Higher insulation can be achieved by improving bulk or surface properties in combination with novel mortars, plasters and coatings.
  • EeB-02-2014: Adaptable envelopes integrated in building refurbishment projects. The refurbishment of the existing building stock requires ground-breaking strategies in order to meet targets for reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. One of the most important components to be addressed with an innovative approach is the building envelope, which has to develop into an active rather than a passive element, meeting more functions than just the separation of the outer space from the interior with insulation.
  • EeB-03-2014: Development of new self-inspection techniques and quality check methodologies for efficient construction processes. Today's availability of better energy-efficient building components (envelopes, windows, equipment, etc…) calls for ensuring that these benefits will not be lost by lack of knowledge or bad implementation during the construction processes which may affect the final performance of the building. Critical components to energy efficiency have indeed proven to have significant impact for buildings. With today's high energy prices, a proper understanding of critical components to energy efficiency is crucial in terms of savings and comfort. In addition, the construction sector is characterised by a segmented approach involving a variety of skills and expertise with different role and responsibility. During construction, each actor of the construction value chain must ensure that its contribution fits into a quality framework defined collectively at the design level. Self-inspection and quality checks are implemented to guarantee the final thermal, acoustic and energy performance of the building which will be quantified during commissioning. This means that quality control is of utmost importance to guarantee that the energy performance at commissioning stage will meet the one expected at design stage.
  • EeB-04-2014: Support for the enhancement of the impact of EeB PPP projects. Dissemination, exploitation and transfer of projects results are crucial activities during project life-time and beyond in order to make sure that projects have the expected impacts. Clustering of project activities, according to objectives and addressed themes, and their inter-linking with existing technology transfer activities, are effective ways to stimulate the take-up of project results and to exploit synergies. An adequate monitoring of such activities during the project life-time and beyond is also needed, to ensure an effective implementation at programme level.

European community funding

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

  • 49,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 March 2014 - 5 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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