Aims and Methodology

The main objective of BUILDING UP is to develop a roadmap for energy efficiency in the building environment based on a cross-European Technology Platform approach and a shared long-term vision. To achieve this aim, six ETPs, namely ECTP (European Construction Technology Platform), Suschem (European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry), EUMAT (European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies), TEXTILE ETP (European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing), ESTEP (European Steel Technology Platform), FTP (Forest-based Sector Technology Platform), including their national platforms, have joined forces with other relevant initiatives such as the ERANET ERACOBUILD in order to build a collaboration framework which, pioneered in this CSA under the NMP theme, will be an effective demonstrator to draw guidelines and policy recommendations for the engagement of the public and private sectors in the area of energy- efficient buildings, preparing the ground for any future implementation beyond 2020 through relevant European and national public and private (industrial) research initiatives.

The following activities were defined

  • identification and critical review of resources and initiatives,
  • development of web based collaborative tools to support the discussion among partners, experts and BUILDING UP stakeholders,
  • definition of cross-platform long term innovation roadmap, 
  • public consultation among stakeholders in order to validate the roadmap, 
  • dissemination activities to facilitate the take-up of the project results by the all BUILDING UP stakeholders.

Project results

The long-term BUILDING UP Research and Innovation Roadmap will contribute to pave the way towards a radically innovative path, supported by a proper framework in which non-technological barriers are jointly addressed, political aspects at European, national and regional level are harmonized and users and stakeholders are fully aware and engaged through new business models.

The role of ÖGUT

OEGUTs project participation mainly focuses on the identification and critical review of resources and initiatives. This includes a report on scenarios and trends, a SWOT-Analysis and a report on technical and non-technological barriers. Therefore, relevant studies and papers are being review and the major findings and outcomes summarized. Special focus lies on the identification of gaps and/or overlaps between ETPs, TTPs, ERANETS and other initiatives.

Project Details

FP7 NMP.2010.4.0-5 – Support to coordination activities of NMP related to European Technology Platforms coordinating actions

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Project start date: 2011-05-01  
Project end date: 2012-10-31 


  • Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, Coordinator, France
  • D'Appolonia S.p.A., Italy
  • E2B Association, Belgium
  • Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Germany
  • Instytut Techniki Budowlanej, Poland
  • ÖGUT – Austrian Society for Environment and Technology 
  • Tata Steel UK Limited, United Kingdom
  • Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform, Belgium
  • Bax & Willems, Spain, representing the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry
  • Cranfield University, United Kingdom representing the European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies
  • EURATEX, Belgium 
  • European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing 


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