EFFESUS is a research project investigating the energy efficiency of European historic urban districts and developing technologies and systems for its improvement. The term “historic urban district” in the context of EFFESUS, is defined as a significant grouping of “old” buildings built before 1945 and representative of the period of their construction or history, not necessarily protected by heritage legislation. EFFESUS is funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme.



The EFFESUS consortium unites 23 partners from the academic sector, industry and municipal authorities from 13 different European states.

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EFFESUS will be represented in a number of national and international conferences, workshops and fairs and will organize own events.

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Here you can find information material about EFFESUS as well as selected publications and presentations.

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Key Facts

  • Project Acronym: EFFESUS
  • Project Full Title: Energy Efficiency for EU Historic Districts’ Sustainability
  • Project Duration: 09/2012-08/2016
  • Funding Scheme: Seventh Framework Programme – CP (FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB)
  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Isabel Rodriguez-Maribona, TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gunnar Grün , Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physics IBP, Germany

Current News

Booklet and Video available online

  • June 29, 2016

We are pleased to present you the booklet “Energy Efficiency in European historic urban districts – a practical guidance” as well as the Project Video. To read and download the booklet, please click here. To watch the Project Video, please click here.