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Breakthrough eco-building solutions unveiled in London

Contributed by: Greenovate! Europe

A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
Breakthrough eco-building solutions unveiled in London
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.

50% improvement in energy performance

The natural solutions, made predominantly from local, renewable materials, also boost all-round indoor environmental quality by buffering noise and enhancing energy efficiency. Based on performance data collected during the project, coordinator Pete Walker, from the University of Bath, predicts that the ECO-SEE solutions can offer a 50% improvement in energy performance and a 20% reduction in embodied energy compared to reference materials. Test data has also shown that the products have a 20% better material performance than existing solutions.

The Ecobuild fair gave project partners the chance to present the solutions to industry. As well as insulation products (from hemp, sheep’s wool and recycled paper) with enhanced VOC capture, and improved lime and clay coatings, low VOC and photocatalytic panel products were also on show.

New project booklet and video

During the fair a project video was also premiered, as well as a new ECO-SEE booklet. They explain the entire process of the project, which has seen world class researchers join forces with industrial players to advance the state of the art in eco-materials for construction.

You can read the new project booklet here: and keep up with project news via the project website:



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