Directorate General for Energy and Transport ; Energy
The development of renewable energy - particularly energy from wind, water, solar power and biomass - is a central aim of the European Commission’s energy policy.
Framework Programme 6
Strengthening the scientific and technological bases of industry and encourage its international competitiveness while promoting research activities in support of other EU policies
The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation
The aim of ECCREDI is to contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment, by increasing the extent and effectiveness of construction research, technical and process development as well as innovation.
European construction research network. The Thematic Network E-CORE ‘European Construction Research Network’ has as general objective to promote the development of European networking in order to achieve a better co-ordination of efforts and a more rapid diffusion of results so as to ensure that research activity generates real innovation for construction and related industries.
European Network of construction Companies for Research and Development
ENCORD’s main objective is to be Europe’s forum for the promotion of industry-led research, development and innovation in the construction sector.
EPBD Buildings Platform
The EPBD Buildings Platform is an information service for helping the implementation of the Buildings’ Directive, and in particular on 5 main themes namely, certification, inspection of boilers and air-conditioning systems, requirements for experts and inspectors, calculation procedures and minimum energy performance requirements. This service is useful for practitioners and consultants, experts in energy agencies, interest groups and national policy makers in the 25 Member States plus Bulgaria and Romania.
(Strategic cooperation between national programmes promoting sustainable construction and operation of buildings) aims at having a major impact on creating the European Research Area (ERA) in research on sustainable development in the construction and operation of buildings. A step towards this aim is planning and preparing a trans-national R&D programme in the area. A short term goal for the project is the development of a learning network.
European Technology Platform
Provides a framework for stakeholders, led by industry, to define research and development priorities, timeframes and action plans on a number of strategically important issues where achieving Europe’s future growth, competitiveness and sustainability objectives is dependent upon major research and technological advances in the medium to long term.
Future of Research - Building FP7
The gateway to the preparation of the Seventh Framework Programme
Local and regional energy actors, such as Energy Agencies, have a crucial role to play in the transformation of the European Building sector towards energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy resources. These actors have both access to the local stakeholders in the building sector (such as building owners, building professionals, local authorities, equipment manufacturers, installers, etc.) and to European know-how in this field.
Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008 Campaign
Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008 is a European Commission initiative in the framework of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (2003-2006) programme, which will contribute to achieve the European Union’s energy policy targets within the fields of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transport and alternative fuels.