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Ultra thin glass membranes for advanced, adjustable and affordable quadruple glazing windows for zero-energy buildings

Objective

Windows are critical elements to control the energy performance of buildings especially for zero-energy buildings. It is of paramount importance to develop windows which show reduced U-value, weight and costs and certain features to control and harvest energy. Such a window will have a high impact in the window industry and will reduce green house gas emissions as long as the window is affordable, can be used in renovation and in every climate zone. Therefore MEM4WIN is aiming at the following goals (1) weight reduction (2) energy control and harvesting (3) replacement of cost intensive processes and materials.
(1) We will introduce a novel IG-Unit for quadruple glazing containing ultra thin glass membranes dedicated as frameless openable windows for direct application in facades. Due to this approach U-values of 0.3 W/m²K can be achieved reducing weight by more than 50% and costs by 20%.
(2) We will implement printed organic photovoltaics (OPVs) and solar thermal collectors for energy harvesting and micro mirrors for energy control and advances day lighting.
(3) Fabrication costs will further be reduced by replacing conventional and cost intensive materials used for contacts like ITO and silver by graphene. We will introduce production methods like roll-to-plate and ink-jet printing to fabricate contacts for OPVs.
At the end of the project the different components like micro mirrors, OPVs, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and solar thermal collector will be integrated into a demonstrator showing the suitability of the used equipment, processes and new materials developed within MEM4WIN.
Each aspect of MEM4WIN - (1) weight reduction, (2) energy control and harvesting, (3) replacement of cost intensive processes and materials - is represented by experts in this field resulting in a multidisciplinary highly motivated consortium containing participants from basic research as well as industrial endusers from whole Europe.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic zones
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH
Address
Peter Lisec Strasse 1
3353 Seitenstetten Markt
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 567 375
Administrative Contact
Leopold Mader (Mr.)

Participants (14)

INOVA LISEC TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Peter Lisec Strasse 1
3353 Seitenstetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leopold Mader (Mr.)
PROFACTOR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 534 850
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
4407 Steyr Gleink
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dieter Brandecker (Mr.)
ARMOR SOLAR POWER FILMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 225
Address
Steigweg 24
97318 Kitzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Grund
ENERGY GLAS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 375
Address
Zur Frado 1
34466 Wolfhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirco Franke (Mr.)
DURST PHOTOTECHNIK SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 372 375
Address
Via Julius Durst 4
39042 Bressanone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Kappaun (Dr.)
TIGER Coatings
Austria
EU contribution
€ 236 875
Address
Negrellistrasse 36
4600 Wels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Holzinger (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 431 630
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Losurdo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 211 900
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Hingerl (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 439 800
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Di Erich Thallner Strasse 1
4782 St Florian Am Inn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerald Kreindl (Mr.)
AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Heuken (Prof.)
AIXTRON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 880
Address
Anderson Road Buckingway Business Park Swavesey
CB24 5FQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Heuken (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 750
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Reinhard (Mrs.)
KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
South Korea
Address
Anam Dong, Seongbuk-gu 5-1
136701 Seoul
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Heon Lee (Mr.)