European project Building Up

Long-term Research and Innovation Roadmap towards more energy-efficient Buildings

The project Building Up aimed at creating effective synergies between European Technology Platforms (ETPs) and major European initiatives whos priorities and activities address energy-efficiency in the buildings\' environment, particularly on new materials related technologies. The project had the objective to identify and review the needs, in terms of long-term research activities and innovation, for energy-efficient buildings (EeB). Finally the partners draw up a comprehensive roadmap which serves as basis to provide guidelines and policy recommendations to the European Commission (EC) and relevant stakeholders. Building Up was co-financed by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme.

Building Up complemented the outputs already generated by the EeB PPP by bringing out a roadmap targeting a long-term scenario. In that way Building Up shed light on key relevant RTD and innovation issues to be taken into account by the EC to meet the Grand Challenges of the future as far as energy efficiency for Buildings and districts is concerned.

The consortium of 11 partners was led by the French “Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment” (CSTB). Further partners were the six European Technology Platforms (ETPs) European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), European Advanced Materials Platform (EUMAT), Sustainable Chemicals (Suschem), European Technology Platform for the future of Textile and Closing (Textile ETP), European Steel Platform (ESTEP), Forest-based Technology Platform (FTP). An additional key project partner was the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA), which was set up by the ECTP and is responsible to operate and administer the Energy-Efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB-PPP). Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum was responsible for coordinating the wide public consultation among stakeholders which aimed at enhancing, complementing and validating the roadmap developed during the project.

Project Duration: 05/2011 - 10/2012
Countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, UK

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