|Posted: Jan 11, 2013|
Long-term roadmap for energy-efficient buildings
|(Nanowerk News) A European consortium is organising a multi-sectoral partnership of stakeholders involved in defining research agendas for energy-efficient buildings. The goal is a long-term strategic research roadmap.|
The EU is determined to make the transition to a sustainable economy with broad-sweeping initiatives in all major research areas. Currently, buildings are responsible for a very large portion of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Making buildings more energy efficient could contribute significantly to the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Energy-Efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership in research (EeB PPP) is an initiative within the European Commission Recovery Plan that has produced a roadmap for 2010 through 2013. EeB PPP is focused on promoting green technologies and materials for energy-efficient systems in new and renovated buildings to radically reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
In order to extend the scope of such important work beyond the relatively short-term recovery period, European scientists initiated the EU-funded Building UP project. The goal is to create effective coordination of all European Technology Platforms (ETPs), industry-led stakeholders and other initiatives focused on energy efficiency in buildings to address long-term scenarios of 20–40 years. The included initiatives also emphasise application of nanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices (NMP).
|Expected outcomes include guidelines and policy recommendations for the development of radically new products and services enabled by NMP that simultaneously facilitate sustainability, competitiveness and increased employment.|
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