The CIP ICT-PSP 5th call for proposals is now open until 1 June 2011. ICT PSP aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. Objective 1.2 on "ICT for energy efficiency in public buildings" intends to improve energy efficiency in European public buildings through ICT-based solutions. Several pilots will be funded up to the maximum budget allocated of 7 million euros. Pilot actions should aim to demonstrate that advanced ICT components and systems (e.g. smart metering, smart lighting, power electronics, energy micro-generation, etc.) can contribute directly to reducing energy losses and consumption in public buildings.