The document prepared by ECTP provides a critical analysis of the Energy-efficient Buildings contractual Public-Private Partnership (EeB cPPP) progress in the implementation of its multiannual roadmap, a summary of progress achieved and an overview of the general progress of the Public-Private Partnership since its inception.
The Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) cPPP is a partnership between the European Commission (EC) and the private sector as represented by the private members of the EeB cPPP Partnership Board and supported by the Energy Efficient Buildings Committee (E2B) of the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP).
The EC supported 110 projects through the EeB cPPP initiative under FP7. Within Horizon 2020, the EC is now supporting 58 new projects selected under the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 EeB calls: in the context of the 2018 progress monitoring survey, the whole set of 168 projects (FP7 + H2020) was contacted in March 2018, with a 82% response rate including an 100% response rate from the H2020 projects.
The monitoring report highlights how the EeB cPPP projects are mobilising private investment with a leverage factor close to 4,87, they enable the creation of new job profiles for the construction industry in relation to innovative technologies, and they generate a substantial impact (job creation and increased turnover) on SMEs that benefit from the EeB cPPP funding. The share of participation of SMEs in EeB cPPP projects has progressed from 28% (FP7 baseline) to 35% in H2020.
The whole set of 58 H2020 projects reported a total of 223 developed new systems and technologies, as well as 88 non-technological innovations. A 38,9% reduction of energy use and a 40,6% reduction of CO2 is expected by the end of the projects. An average of 4,6 submitted scientific publications per project was reported, and 6 spin-offs have already been launched to exploit the innovative outcomes of the projects.
The EeB cPPP has a strategic positioning, as it represents the EU focal point of a scattered industry and transforming sector, and it provides a barometer of R&I activities in the EU for the Built Environment sector. It is an instrument to embrace the complexity of actors, challenges and innovation needs in a comprehensive and systemic way – being a pan-European ecosystem: it is Inclusive of all (scattered) stakeholders (Researchers, industrialists, owners, legislators, financiers, users associations, etc.), in a multi-disciplinary and open approach – linking the whole value chain from innovators to users/citizens, integrating different industries; and it transforms construction innovation in products and services, in turn serving European transitions, welfare and job.