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TOPIC : Performance indicators and monitoring techniques for energy-efficiency and environmental quality at building and district level

Topic identifier: EEB-02-2016
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
15 October 2015
Deadline: 21 January 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

The construction sector is a key player in the efforts to decarbonise the European economy with the goal to drastically reduce energy consumption and decrease CO2 emissions. Key Performance Indicators, along with appropriate methodologies and tools are crucial in order to quantify and benchmark the energy-efficiency and the environmental quality at building and district level. Adequate monitoring and management techniques are also needed, mixing results and practices from the building sector together with other relevant sectors like energy grid to ensure an effective performance improvement both at building and district level.

Scope:

Proposals should focus on solutions beyond the state of the art, which will improve and provide a feedback on the experiences on energy efficiency and environmental quality from the latest generation of new and renovated buildings and their interactions in districts.

Proposals should focus on the following main objectives:

  • To establish a consolidated structured and geo-clustered analysis and compilation of the latest generation buildings and their interaction with district resources in order to develop the return of experience associated with them,
  • To identify and analyse relevant sectorial indicators, development of models providing insight in data and that will enable and support decision making for energy efficiency and environmental quality, from design to operational phases,
  • To elaborate and develop operational and harmonised protocols supporting tools and systems to characterize the performances in real operational conditions,
  • To develop benchmarks on the impact of the non-qualities on the overall energy performance, which protect privacy while allowing deep analysis,
  • To understand the specific causes of non-performance or sub-optimal performance throughout the entire life cycle (from design to construction and operation) and promoting best practices to the industry.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 500000 and 750000 would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

No more than one action will be funded.

Expected Impact:
  • Setting up more accurate guidance for all types of building that can be used by design teams, in particular for the public procurement of innovative solutions. This accurate guidance should match actual building operation more closely;
  • Collecting Europe-wide data and knowledge on the effective performance of new and renovated buildings of the latest generation;
  • Developing scientific and technical databases which should be robust and shared to objectify and characterize performance in situ. This database should also allow the comparison between forecasts and reality, and detail the need to change practices;
  • Statistical and knowledge analyses enabling to reach consensus on how to bridge the gap between performances expected at the design level and performances really obtained.
Cross-cutting Priorities:

Contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs)
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Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
 

  1. LIST OF COUNTRIES and APPLICABLE RULES FOR FUNDING:
    described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects
    (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

     
  2. ELIGIBILITY and ADMISSIBILITY CONDITIONS:
    described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. EVALUATION

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold:
    described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme , with the following exceptions:

    For single-stage and second-stage evaluations, the threshold for the criteria Excellence and Impact will be 4.
    The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 12.

    In case of equal overall scores in the ranked list, the priority order of proposals will be established in accordance with part H of the General Annexes, except that proposals will be ranked on the basis of individual scores for the Impact criterion before the Excellence criterion.

    In case of equal overall scores in the ranked list, the priority order of proposals will be established in accordance with part H of the General Annexes, except, when comparing ex aequo proposals of different topics, the proposals will be ranked first according to the position in the topic ranked lists


    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  4. INDICATIVE TIMETABLE for EVALUATION and GRANT AGREEMENT:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
     
     
  5. PROVISIONS, PROPOSAL TEMPLATES and EVALUATION FORMS
    for the type of action under this topic:


    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  6. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     
  7. OPEN ACCESS
    must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions,
    and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. 


    Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment


    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas)

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
     

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