Research and innovation in collaboration with the Energy Agency
CERBOF - the Centre for Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Built Environment - is a research and innovation programme, initiated by the Swedish Energy Agency. The Agency runs CERBOF in collaboration with various partners in the construction sector.
IQ Samhällsbyggnad - the Association for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment - provides CERBOF with administrative office services.
CERBOF's vision is efficient and sustainable exploitation of energy and resources in the construction sector, as well as buildings with high quality indoor environment. CERBOF's mission is to be the primary forum where the public sector, the private sector, the academic community and the end-users meet to catalyze relevant research and innovation projects. CERBOF's activities are to be conducive to the commercialisation of research findings and results. Supported research, development and demonstration shall contribute towards the attainment of national energy and environment objectives, as well as towards the strengthening of the competitiveness of Swedish trade and industry.
Mode of operation
CERBOF's activities are sectioned in two main topics:
- Behaviour, processes and control mechanisms
- The building as an energy system
Calls for project proposals are made in both these sections. Projects will be co-funded upto 60 per cent by sectoral participants. Research teams as well as sectoral operators may sign up as main applicants. Project proposals will be evaluated by groups of external specialists. A clear ambition of the programme is to be connected to multinational collaborations.
The first call for proposals was made on October 3, 2007.
How to apply
In 2011 - 2012 CERBOF enters the final year of stage 1. There will be no new calls for proposals. Instead we are anticipating and looking forward to a number of reports from projects finalized in 2011.
To date (December 2011) in total 46 projects have been granted financial support within the CERBOF programme.
Abstracts of the approved projects have been published in English on the Swedish info page of each project. Project titles are also translated into English. You will therefore be able to find projects of interest on these pages:
CERBOF projects - overview
Emina Pasic, Swedish Energy Agency (Chair)
Jan Byfors, NCC
Anne Grete Hestnes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Roine Kristianson, VVS-installatörerna
Jan Risén, Fläkt Woods
Conny Rolén, Formas
Jörgen Sjödin, Swedish Energy Agency
Board members' portraits: