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.
ECTP-E2BA Conference in Brussels on 17-19 June 2014.
EeB cPPP Impact Workshop organized by the EC with the EeB project representatives on 1-2 April 2014.
E2BA holds its 8th General Assembly in Brussels on 29 January 2014.
E2BA and the Commission sign the new EeB cPPP under Horizon 2020 (read more on the ECTP-E2BA e-News Portal).
The EC has published the Multi-annual Roadmap for the contractual PPP on Energy efficient Buildings under Horizon 2020.
Presentations from the EeB brokerage event and other sessions of the PPPs Info Days (16-17 December 2013) are available on the ECTP-E2BA e-News portal. The EeB PPP Project Review 2013 is also available online.
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.
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.
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Last updated on: 2014-02-06