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An intelligent window for optimal ventilation and minimum thermal loss

Objective

The CLIMAWIN consortium, a group of European SME manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems, aims to address a major market opportunity regarding energy efficient fenestration systems for renovation of residential and commercial buildings. Specifically, the consortium aims at developing a novel high performance window with electronic operation of an auto-regulated natural ventilation system and electronic insulating night blind powered by solar power. Through in-situ smart sensors and Radio Frequency Based Technology (RFBT), the system will optimize, in real time, indoor climate on the basis of parameters such as indoor/outdoor temperature, CO2 and humidity etc., thereby providing both better indoor climate and reducing thermal loss. The envisaged solution is expected to promote a paradigm shift for building renovation in the construction industry from expensive and energy intensive heating/cooling systems to cost, health, and energy efficient intelligent windows. The climawin project is primarily aimed at the renovation sector, especially in old buildings which do not have energy efficient ventilation systems. The climawin windows optimize both, indoor air quality while at the same time maximizing thermal efficiency in buildings. It is expected to be a vital component for European Initiatives towards encouraging the use of passive houses since windows are the largest source of heat losses in a building while at the same time, have a high potential for utilizing thermal insulation for indoor heating and lighting.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 48 960
Administrative Contact
Anne Bock (Ms.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasco Teixeira (Prof.)
Designit A/S
Denmark
Address
Fiskerivej 2
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Larsen (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
HORN IRENE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 676 982
Address
Sortebjergvej 2
6640 Lunderskov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Horn (Ms.)
Rauh SR Fensterbau GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 287 750
Address
Gruendlerstrasse 3
96199 Sassendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Rauh (Mr.)
Solearth Ecological Architecture
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 173 450
Address
Meath Street 93
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasper Reynolds (Mr.)