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Smart, lightweight, cost-effective and energy efficient windows based on novel material combinations

Objectif

The main goal of the project is to develop a smart window system that will contribute to meeting the energy efficiency targets of the building industry by 2020. This goal will be achieved through a new vacuum insulation glazing (VIG) solution combined with newly developed and robust switchable glazing systems mounted in durable and energy efficient sash and frame. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD 2010/31/EU) requires EU Member countries to have intermediate targets in place for improving the energy performance of new buildings by 2015 and to ensure that by the end of 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero energy buildings. The directive also requires that buildings undergoing major renovation, meet minimum energy performance requirements. The directive implies that building regulations will become even stricter making it necessary to adapt products, components and processes for low energy buildings to the new requirements. Windows are clearly a weak link in the modern building envelope with typically higher U-values than façade elements which often contain insulation layers of 20 cm or more. There is therefore an urgent need to improve this situation and develop a window unit with U-Value closer to or matching that of the facade elements. For maximum impact and overall effectiveness, the new model window will be scalable for use in a range of building scenarios (including renovation /retro-fitting of existing structures), be inexpensive and easy to install, be lightweight, durable and of reduced carbon footprint compared to current available solutions. VIG offers the potential of 2-5 times higher insulation performance with a doubly glazed pane, at the same time providing an extremely slim and lightweight solution. In addition to high thermal performance, the smart windows will have improved control functions including switchable optical properties and exterior surface protection (anti-fogging, easy to clean, scratch resistant etc.).

Appel à propositions

FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Coordinateur

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Adresse
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Danemark

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Niels Morsing (Dr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 778 213

Participants (7)

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 563 220
Adresse
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Heidi Leutwyler (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 306 018
Adresse
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovénie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 484 862
Adresse
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Marko Topic (Prof.)
AGC GLASS EUROPE SA
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 182 650
Adresse
Avenue Jean Monnet 4
1348 Louvain-la-neuve

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Joseph Dierckx (Mr.)
PHOTOSOLAR AS
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 111 187
Adresse
Gregersensvej 1f
2630 Taastrup

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Søren Jensen (Mr.)
ECONTROL-GLAS GMBH & CO. KG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 183 777
Adresse
Otto Erbert Strasse 8
08527 Plauen

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Dirk Joedicke (Dr.)
Contact administratif
Hartmut Wittkopf (Dr.)
IDEALCOMBI AS
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 255 120
Adresse
Noerre Alle 51
7760 Hurup Typ

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Per Møller Nielsen (Mr.)