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The Energy Efficiency Work Programme for 2020 has just been published

Almost €120m will be available for energy efficiency projects in the new Work Programme 2020 under the areas of ‘Buildings in Energy Transition’ and ‘Smart and Clean Energy for Consumers’.

With a total of 18 topics in these priority areas, the work programme features a new focus on “Buildings in energy transition”, highlighting how decarbonisation of buildings constitute the major challenge of the next decade. At the same time, it continues to focus on digital and smart technologies and innovative financing for energy efficiency as well as supporting public authorities and  ensuring the active involvement of consumers in the energy transition. 

There will be two deadlines in 2020 for the energy efficiency topics.

Energy efficiency topics

Opening on 16 July 2019 you can submit proposals for the following topics: 

  • LC-SC3-B4E-1-2020 (CSA) – Towards highly energy efficient and decarbonised buildings
  • LC-SC3-B4E-5-2020 (IA)   – Integrated design concepts for energy-efficient ICT in buildings
  • LC-SC3-B4E-6-2020 (IA) – Big data for buildings   
  • LC-SC3-B4E-7-2020 (CSA)  – European building stock data 4.0  
  • LC-SC3-B4E-8-2020 (IA)   – Renewable and energy efficient solutions for heating and/or cooling, and domestic hot water production in multi-apartment residential buildings
  • LC-SC3-B4E-9-2020 (CSA)  – Support to the coordination of European smart buildings innovation community
  • LC-SC3-B4E-10-2020 (IA)  – Self-assessment and self-optimisation of buildings and appliances for a better energy performance
  • LC-SC3-B4E-12-2020 (CSA)  –  National roundtables to implement the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative (open for both 2020 deadlines) 
  • LC-SC3-EC-4-2020 (RIA) – Socio-economic research:  non-energy impacts and behavioural insights on energy efficiency interventions     

The deadline to submit your proposal under these topics is 15 January 2020.

Opening on 5 March 2020 you can submit proposals for the following topics: 

  • LC-SC3-B4E-2-2020 (CSA)  – Stimulating demand for sustainable energy skills in the building sector
  • LC-SC3-B4E-3-2020 (IA) – Upgrading smartness of existing buildings through innovations for legacy equipment  
  • LC-SC3-B4E-4-2020 (CSA) – Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification   
  • LC-SC3-B4E-11-2020 (CSA) – Financing for energy efficiency investments – Smart Finance for Smart Buildings
  • LC-SC3-B4E-12-2020 (CSA)  – National roundtables to implement the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative (open for both 2020 deadlines)
  • LC-SC3-B4E-13-2020 (CSA) –  Aggregation – Project Development Assistance  
  • LC-SC3-B4E-14-2020 (CSA) – Enabling next-generation of smart energy services valorising energy efficiency and flexibility at demand-side    
  • LC-SC3-EC-1-2018-2019-2020 (CSA) – The role of consumers in changing the market through informed decision and collective actions
  • LC-SC3-EC-2-2018-2019-2020 (CSA) –  Mitigating household energy poverty
  • LC-SC3-EC-5-2020 (CSA) – Supporting public authorities in driving the energy transition

For these topics, the deadline to submit your proposal is 10 September 2020. Note that one topic, B4E-12-2020, is open under both deadlines. 

Read the whole 2020 Work Programme here. 

Apply via the Funding & Tenders portal.

Source: ec.europa.eu