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Harvesting solar energy with multifunctional glass-polymer windows

Objective

In HarWin new materials will be developed with the aim of constructing next generation windows. These windows will improve significantly energy efficiency of windows and the buildings. They will enable extension of window functionality beyond the current European State of Art. The improvements are based on reduced weight, reduced thermal conductivity and energy consumption, reduced material usage and life cycle environmentalperformances control of the windows. New additional functionality, like e.g. window integrated functional coatings will be combined with intelligent phase changing materials and novel glass-polymer composites with wavelength management capability. The new materials will combine heat and moisture control by means of new laminate and fiber reinforced structures for glasing and integrated light weight framing of windows. On long term, the windows developed within HarWin will enable creation of a new type of buildings, where merging of functionalities currently assigned separately to windows and architectural glass will result in a new definition of multifunctional façade, adjustable according to geographic and cultural needs.

Call for proposal

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

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 925 199
Administrative Contact
Marcus Urban (Mr.)

Participants (11)

INGLAS PRODUKTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 352,80
Address
Glärnischstrasse 31/1
88045 Friedrichshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Arnold (Dr.)
ECKART PIGMENTS KY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 165 124
Address
Titaanintie
28840 Pori
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marita Lindholm (Mrs.)
GLASSX AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 328 315,03
Address
Seefeldstrasse 224
8008 Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Felsenstein (Mr.)
CENTROSOLAR GLAS GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 009,60
Address
Siementstrasse 3
90766 Furth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Wegemund (Mr.)
ISOMATEX SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 264 494,10
Address
Rue Camille Hubert 29
5032 Les Isnes Gembloux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tigran Vartanian (Mr.)
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 242 522,47
Address
Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Kerrigan (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 375 805
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Romilda Manicolo (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 370
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 144 404
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miroslawa El Fray (Prof.)
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 269 717
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thomas Hans Wilhelm Eigner (Mr.)
DIETRICH SCHWARZ ARCHITEKTEN AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Seefeldstrasse 224
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Felsenstein (Mr.)