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FLUIDGLASS

Objective

The FLUIDGLASS project develops a new and innovative concept for multifunctional solar thermal glass façades systems. The FLUIDGLASS approach turns passive glass façades into active transparent solar collectors while at the same time controlling the energy flow through the building envelope.

FLUIDGLASS unites four key functionalities in one integrated system: The system firstly acts as a fully transparent solar thermal collector, which enables harvesting of solar energy even in buildings with large glass share. It secondly acts as transparent insulation layer and thirdly controls the solar radiation transmission and inner glass surface temperature thus increasing the thermal user comfort and reducing the demand for heating, cooling and lighting. At the same time FLUIDGLASS substitutes conventional HVAC components such as cooling and heating panels.

Replacing four different systems by one, FLUIDGLASS brings a significant cost advantage compared to existing solutions.. FLUIDGLASS increases the thermal performance of the whole building resulting in energy savings potential of 50%-70% for retrofitting and 20%-30% for new low energy buildings while the comfort for the user is significantly improved at the same time. Compared to state-of-the-art solar collectors FLUIDGLASS has the elegant but neutral aesthetics of clear glass. This allows full design freedom for the architect in new built applications and enables retrofits that do not destroy the original look of an existing building.

The FLUIDGLASS system will be validated in different climate conditions. The consortium brings together partners experienced in glass architecture, building simulation and energy management but also in experimental testing, HVAC systems, manufacturing of glazing units and construction of façades. It is very well balanced between RTD and industrial sectors covering the whole innovation value chain of the future building skin and gives an important role to participating SMEs.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LIECHTENSTEIN
Address
Furst Franz Josef Strasse
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 743 057
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Zapf (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

MGT - MAYER GLASTECHNIK GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 350 740
Address
Am Breiten Wasen 17
6800 Feldkirch Tosters
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Walter Mayer (Mr.)
INTERSTAATLICHE HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK BUCHS NTB
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 561 176
Address
Werdenbergstrasse 4
9470 Buchs Sg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Bertsch (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 336
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jochen Stopper (Mr.)
GLASSX AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 467 999
Address
Seefeldstrasse 224
8008 Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Felsenstein (Mr.)
Hoval Aktiengesellschaft
Liechtenstein
EU contribution
€ 110 043
Address
Austrasse 70
9490 Vaduz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Telian (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 372 211
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Godefroy (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 200
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Walter Haase (Dr.)
CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 320 400
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philimis Panayiotis (Dr.)
ALCOA EUROPE COMMERCIAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Rue Du Moulin De Cage 68/78
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Martin Hees (Mr.)
AMIRES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 888
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lenka Bajarova (Ms.)