AMANAC is the Cluster of all Advanced Materials and nanotechnology PPP-EeB projects under FP7 and an extension of the Nano-E2B-Cluster. AMANAC currently represents 28 European projects and about 255 projects partners of which 63% are enterprises. The projects have been grouped in the following six Thematic Areas:
– Insulation Materials: AEROCOINs; HIPIN; VIP4ALL; HOMESKIN; ENE-HVAC; NANOHVAC; nanoCOOL.
– Embodied Energy: SUS-CON; LEEMA, BioBuild; ECO-Binder; ISOBIO.
– Smart Windows: WINSMART; SMARTBLIND; MEM4WIN; HARWIN.
– Lightweight Components: ADAPTIWALL, ELISSA, MF-Retrofit, SESBE, FOAM-Build.
– Indoor Environment: BRIMEE; ECO-SEE; H-HOUSE; OSIRYS; CETIEB.
– Pilot Production: NANOLEAP.
The main objective of the “Advanced Material & Nanotechnology Cluster” is to join efforts in order to promote synergies and fields of cooperation among Projects whose activities focus on energy efficiency in the building environment. AMANAC Cluster will allow the involved projects to be more productive, competitive, successful and support them to establish a broader social and industrial impact.
The European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) will raise the sector to a higher worldbeating level of performance and competitiveness. This is achieved by analysing the major challenges that the sector faces in terms of society, sustainability and technological development. Research and innovation strategies are developed to meet these challenges engaging with and mobilising the wide range of leading skills, expertise and talent available to us within our industry over the coming decades, in order to meet the needs of the Society.
The overall vision of the Energy Efficient Buildings European Initiative (E2B EI) is to deliver, implement and optimise building and district concepts that have the technical, economic and societal potential to drastically decrease energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions in both new and existing buildings across the European Union (EU).
The E2B EI aspiration is to manage a €2bn research and demonstration programme from 2009 until 2019. To date the EC has committed €500m for the period 2010 to 2013 in the framework of the EeB PPP.
The E2B EI will increase the level of research into key technologies and develop a competitive industry in the fields of energy efficient construction processes, products and services. With the outcomes of this research we will be equipped to address climate change and improve EU energy independence.