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Improving the attractiveness of investments in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings

Objective

BUILDINTEREST will structurally improve the financeability and attractiveness of investments in renewable energy or energy efficiency in buildings by creating three national sustainable energy financing platforms. Investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency are currently sub-optimal, forming an important bottleneck for Europe to reach its 20-20-20 targets. Particularly in the building sector, projects require high upfront investments, have high perceived risk, have to deal with complex planning and stakeholder issues, and suffer from split incentives. Since the building sector is also one of the largest energy users in Europe and faces a major and sustained investment challenge, BUILDINTEREST focuses on addressing financial issues in investment in sustainable energy and energy efficiency measures in buildings. BUILDINTEREST will develop three national sustainable energy financing platforms: in The Netherlands (Duurzaam Gebouwd), Italy (ASTER) and France (BPIFrance). These platforms will create a structural dialogue between the building and financial sector and develop essential tools and financial instruments that will increase attractiveness of investments in sustainable energy in buildings. BUILDINTEREST will also develop a roadmap, describing the barriers in financing sustainable energy investments as well as their solutions, and presenting a practical approach to the implementation of these solutions, from financial instruments and contract arrangements to calculation tools and policy measures. The project will also facilitate the implementation of these solutions by the building and financial sector during project operation. To further increase its impact, BUILDINTEREST aims at rapid replication of the national platforms in other European countries. Among other activities, 6 large-scale (inter)national events are organized during the project. BUILDINTEREST will reduce uncertainty regarding investments in sustainable buildings, and increased investors' confidence and trust.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture/sustainable building

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 404 375

Participants (5)

DGB BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 384 375
Address
Beekhuizenseweg 11
6881 AA Velp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ART-ER-SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 391 875
Address
Via Piero Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna Bo
Activity type
Other
BPIFRANCE FINANCEMENT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 176 250
Address
Avenue Du General Leclerc 27-31
94710 Maison Alfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 245 312,50
Address
Place Flagey 7
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 152 447,50
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations