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Smart elements for sustainable building envelopes

Objective

There is a vastly growing demand for increased energy efficiency, safety and improved health of the buildings we live and work in. These demands need to be addressed by a mostly SME oriented building industry, which traditionally responds sluggish to technological advancement. This is partially due to restrictive building codes, which all too often delay new developments but also because the cost and time pressure on the building sector gives SMEs not much room for technological development and the implementation of innovation. The SESBE consortium, consisting of three SMEs, four industrial and five research partners, addresses this and will provide new solutions for lightweight, energy efficient and safe façade elements. For the first time nanomaterials and nanotechnology are suggested for this type of application. It will be used as a tool to custom design functional and performance properties of façade sandwich elements for new constructions and half elements for refurbishment of existing buildings as well as a new type of sealing tape and intumescent coating for fire protection. It is highly expected, the new solutions will have a significant impact on the building sector, not only commercially and societal but also giving impulses to SMEs to invest more in innovation and to partner-up with competent research partners whenever possible. This approach could be a role model for the partnership of research, industry and SMEs in achieving the mutual goal of making housing sustainable, energy efficient, affordable, safe and healthy.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

RISE CBI BETONGINSTITUTET AB
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 26
10044 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 830 000
Administrative Contact
Katarina Malaga (Dr.)

Participants (11)

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 721 740
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Lotta Kurkinen (Dr.)
INSTYTUT TECHNIKI BUDOWLANEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 66 720
Address
Ul Filtrowa 1
00 611 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Nowicka (Dr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 71 160
Address
Ulica Aleja Lotnikow 32-46
02668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Palacz (Ms.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 315 360
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Alonso (Mr.)
SVENSKA AEROGEL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 343 360
Address
Strommavagen 2
803 09 Gavle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Lundström (Mr.)
AERCRETE TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 268 200
Address
Tallvagen 23 A
564 35 Bankeryd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Hallingberg (Mr.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 195 500
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Małek Magdalena (Mr.)
TREMCO ILLBRUCK PRODUKTION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 82 832
Address
Werner Haepp Strasse 1
92439 Bodenwohr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Komma (Dr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 520
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.)
TREMCO ILLBRUCK COATINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 193
Address
Coupland Road Hindley Green
WN2 4HT Wigan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Jones (Dr.)
PROJEKTENGAGEMANG BYGGPROCESSTYRNING I STOCKHOLM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 215 160
Address
Arstaangsvagen 19C
10074 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peder åkesson (Mr.)