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Clean buildings along with resource efficiency enhancement using appropriate materials and technology

Objective

Clear-up presents a holistic approach to the reducing operational energy use in buildings. By development and novel use of nano-materials it aims to increase energy performance in heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems, and to improve indoor air quality using catalytic purification. Clear-up’s solutions are designed for retro-fitting existing buildings and of course for new constructions. It will achieve this by addressing four key components which control the indoor environment: • Windows. Clear-up will advance the practical use of shutters and electrochromic window foils which reduce the building cooling load and along with light-guide technology, reduce the need for artificial lighting. • Walls. Clear-up will use photocatalytic materials for air purification and nano-porous vacuum insulation in combination with phase change materials to passively control temperature. • Air Conditioning. Clear-up will advance technologies for demand controlled ventilation and improved air quality. • Sensors and control provide an underpinning technology for Clear-up’s approach. New sensors will be developed, and their use optimised for the operation of smart windows; demand controlled ventilation; and catalytic purification. Clear-up will develop, install, measure and evaluate technological solutions in the laboratory, in a large-scale testing facility and in real world applications. Its approach will be demonstrated at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, 2009. The safety of new materials will be considered; it will propose inputs to standards and environmental product declarations for its technologies. Clear-up will also investigate environmental and economic lifecycles for components and systems. The practical issues of exploitation will be addressed in cooperation with industry bodies ECTP, ECCREDI and ENBRI providing access to large firms and SMEs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/thermodynamic engineering
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 345 139
Administrative Contact
Udo Weimar (Dr.)

Participants (22)

ACCIONA INMOBILIARIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 605 748
Address
Avenida De Europa 18
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Carlos Esteban Matias (Mr.)
VELUX AS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Adalsvej 99
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars-Ove Persson (Mr.)
Siemens Schweiz AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 842 031
Address
Albisriederstrasse 245
8047 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Illi (Mr.)
C.T.G. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 217 720
Address
Via Stezzano 87
24126 Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Santonicola (Mr.)
CHROMOGENICS AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 257 203
Address
Ullforsgatan 15
752 28 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bengt åkerström (Mr.)
AppliedSensor GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 551 100
Address
Gerhard Kindler Strasse 8
72770 Reutlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Kennas (Mr.)
POREXTHERM-DAMMSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 386 550
Address
Heisinger Strasse 8
87437 Kempten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Frieder Eberhardt (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 784 438
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 216 600
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Søren Burchart (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 458 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claes Goran Granqvist (Prof.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 294 185
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 389 529
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raymond Crandon (Mr.)
STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 620
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Simpson (Ms.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 167 693
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacques Chevalier (Mr.)
Maxit Group AB

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Norra Malmvägen 76
191 24 Sollentuna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claes-Göran Nilsson (Mr.)
BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION
France
EU contribution
€ 432 030
Address
Avenue Eugène Freyssinet 1
78280 Guyancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claude Lenglet (Mr.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSTRUCTION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 203 814
Address
Rue Du Lombard 42
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johan Vyncke (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Reiner Leikard (Mr.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 139 800
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Etelka Thury (Ms.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 136 320
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karel Kabele (Prof.)
Saint-Gobain Weber GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 370
Address
Burgermeister-grunzweig Strasse 1
67059 Ludwigshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonas Cronqvist (Mr.)
Saint-Gobain Weber Terranova a.s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 181 110
Address
Radiova 3
PSC10200 Prague
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonas Cronqvist (Mr.)