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

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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.).

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

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Adres
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Dania
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Wkład UE
€ 778 213
Kontakt administracyjny
Niels Morsing (Dr.)

Uczestnicy (7)

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Szwajcaria
Wkład UE
€ 563 220
Adres
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Heidi Leutwyler (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 1 306 018
Adres
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Słowenia
Wkład UE
€ 484 862
Adres
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Marko Topic (Prof.)
AGC GLASS EUROPE SA
Belgia
Wkład UE
€ 182 650
Adres
Avenue Jean Monnet 4
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Joseph Dierckx (Mr.)
PHOTOSOLAR AS
Dania
Wkład UE
€ 111 187
Adres
Gregersensvej 1F
2630 Taastrup
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Søren Jensen (Mr.)
ECONTROL-GLAS GMBH & CO. KG
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 183 777
Adres
Otto Erbert Strasse 8
08527 Plauen
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Dirk Joedicke (Dr.)
Kontakt administracyjny
Hartmut Wittkopf (Dr.)
IDEALCOMBI AS
Dania
Wkład UE
€ 255 120
Adres
Noerre Alle 51
7760 Hurup Typ
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Per Møller Nielsen (Mr.)