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Multi-functional light-weight WALL panel based on ADAPTive Insulation and nanomaterials for energy efficient buildings

Objective

Achieving EU’s energy-efficiency targets (2050 goals) depends on the right measures to retrofit existing building stock, which is dominated by residential buildings. Approximately 85% of the existing dwellings were built before 1990 with poor façade and roof insulation. Due to this weakness much energy is wasted when operating auxiliary heating, ventilation and air conditioning installations. Current retrofitting attempts by increasing envelope thickness bring negative consequences like too high airtightness, over-heating, poor ventilation and loss of space due to voluminous retrofit units.
ADAPTIWALL solves this problem by using nanotechnology to develop a multifunctional and climate-adaptive panel for energy-efficient buildings. This novel panel consists of 3 elements: 1) lightweight concrete with nanoadditives for efficient thermal storage and load bearing capacity; 2) adaptable polymer materials for switchable thermal resistance; and 3) total heat exchanger with nanostructured membrane for temperature, moisture and anti-bacterial control.
ADAPTIWALL panel is innovative due to its lightweight design and quick low-cost installation; switchable thermal resistance for heat exchange and storage; highly improved energy efficiency; and suitability to be used for façade or roof in cost-efficient retrofitting and new buildings in different European climate regions. When used for façades, ADAPTIWALL panels reduce the building’s energy consumption by more than 50% in comparison with conventional retrofitting. Their ventilation and heat exchange properties significantly contribute to create a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, while eliminating the need for auxiliary installations.
The ADAPTIWALL research project focuses on developing adaptive (nano)materials; applying the materials in a lightweight panel; enhancing the panel’s structural, fire safety and sound insulation properties; and demonstrating the novel prefabricating systems to European construction industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 187 443,75
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Wietske Van Kanten (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 813 716,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Fanget (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 503 870
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO ROBOT ELEWACYJNYCHFASADA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 216 825
Address
Ul. Budowlanych 31 Lok. 04
80 298 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Lukaszewska (Mrs.)
ISODAL BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 137 930
Address
Bohemen 101B
9260 Wichelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tyron Van Hee (Mr.)
SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV

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Belgium
EU contribution
€ 177 575
Address
Fabriekstraat 23
8850 Ardooie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bert Groenendaal (Mr.)
ADVIESBURO VOOR BOUWKONSTRUKTIES ING L SNIJDERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 162 800
Address
Leenderweg 202
5555 XK Valkenswaard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcel Vullings (Mr.)
PROCHIMIR
France
EU contribution
€ 148 003,50
Address
Zi De Montifaut
85700 Pouzauges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jerome Alexandre (Mr.)