Climate change is a reality, which is altering the world around us. Urgent action needs to be taken now.
The construction industry is a large contributor to CO2 emissions, with buildings responsible for 40% of the total European energy consumption and a third of CO2 emissions. To help address climate change the European Commission has set specific targets to be achieved by 2020, known as the 20/20 targets. These targets are to reduce energy consumption by 20%, reduce CO2 emissions by 20% and provide 20% of the total energy share with renewable energy.
In order to help the construction industry reach the 20/20 targets and achieve energy neutral buildings and districts by 2050 the European Construction Technology Platform has set up the Energy Efficient Building European Initiative (E2B EI), steered by the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA) founded in November 2008.
This is a Europe wide industry driven research and demonstration programme for energy efficient buildings and districts, with the ambitious vision that all European buildings will be designed, built or renovated to high energy efficiency standards by 2050.
The European Commission organises the Info Days on Research and Innovation PPPs on 16-17 December 2013. More information on the ECTP-E2BA e-News portal.
E2BA organised its 7th General Assembly in Brussels on 26 July 2013, together with an event on Innovation in Energy Efficiency buildings and districts in the framework of EUSEW 2013.
Maria da Graša Carvalho, Member of the Industry Research and Energy Committee (ITRE), together with E2BA, host the Conference "Towards the creation of a high-tech building industry. Turning energy efficiency into a sustainable business" Research & Innovation Roadmap 2014-2020, at the European Parliament on 23 April 2013.
After a validation phase, E2BA has officially submitted a new Research and Innovation Roadmap in view of Horizon 2020. The final draft should be published shortly.
Presentations from the EeB PPP Impact Workshop (13-14 March 2013) organized by the EC with the EeB project representatives are available on the ECTP-E2BA e-News portal.
Presentations from the 4th Info Days on Research PPPs (9-10 July 2012) are available on the ECTP-E2BA e-News portal. The EeB PPP Project Review 2012 is also available online.
E2BA organised its 6th General Assembly in Brussels on 15 May 2012, together with a conference on "PPP as a European accelerator for EE buildings and districts".
The founding members of the Association
Last updated on: 2013-09-20