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FOREST BASED COMPOSITES FOR FAÇADES AND INTERIOR PARTITIONS TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN NEW BUILDS AND RESTORATION

Objective

Indoor Air Quality and emissions from building materials have been over the last decades a major challenge for scientists, industry and consumers. Traditional construction materials contribute to contaminants such as VOCs, formaldehyde, particulates and fibres. However, new eco-innovative building materials are able to provide a healthier indoor environment both by substituting source of contamination and by elimination of contaminants arisen from other indoor sources.
Within OSIRYS proposal a holistic solution for facades and interior partitions will be developed ready to be applied in building retroffiting and new construction by means of the development of forest based biocomposites with different functionalities able to meet the strictest requisites of the Building Code and improve indoor air quality by VOC and microorganisms elimination, increase thermal and acoustic insulation and control breathability of the construction systems.
Thermoset epoxy resin based in forest wastes and thermoplastic lignin-base polymer will be reinforced with natural fibres such as wood, flax, hemp, etc. Besides, cork granules will be used for insulation performance. Special attention will be put on additives, especially fire retardants, to meet cost/processability/performance ratio. However, it is expected that biomass feedstock in each building element will be >75%, what allows to reduce embodied energy on building materials by more than 25%.
Research activities will include: development and testing of the new eco-innovative materials; design and engineering to ensure the technical viability, aesthetical aspect and ease to incorporate the system in building retrofit actions; LCA; evaluation of the reuse and recycling; study on the adequateness to the requirements of the Building Code; demonstration activities by applying the final system in a test building and in two new buildings in Spain and Sweden to make validation in two different climates and cost effectiveness assessment.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 929 960,93
Administrative Contact
Miriam Garcia (Dr.)

Participants (20)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Hätelä (Mrs.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 450 000
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 (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 482 528
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Hätelä (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 971
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 365 304
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Jose Moreto Badía (Ms.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 437 488
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
TARTU LINN
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 264 584
Address
Raekoda
51003 Tartu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kaspar Alev (Mr.)
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 850
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Pfitzer (Mr.)
NETCOMPOSITES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 280 867
Address
Bridge Way 4A Broom Business Park
S41 9QG Chesterfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Hare (Mr.)
OMIKRON-DOKK MUANYAGIPARI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 481 300
Address
Andor Utca 21 Fszt.1
1119 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gergely Lipóczi (Dr.)
Conenor Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 252 712
Address
Kaitilantie 30
16300 Orimattila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markku Vilkki (Mr.)
VAN BERKEL EN BOS U.N. STUDIO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 304 705
Address
Stadhouderskade 113
1073 AX Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rody Geertsema (Mr.)
AMORIM CORK COMPOSITES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 221 349
Address
Rua De Meladas 260
4536 902 Mozelos Vfr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Zegre (Dr.)
ENVOLVENTES ARQUITECTONICAS ENAR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 795
Address
Calle Chile 10 Oficina 23
28290 Las Rozas - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel Nuñez Díaz (Mr.)
BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 311 200
Address
Ulica Sienkiewicza 5
95050 Konstantynow Lodzki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianni Cassera (Mr.)
Vivienda y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 251 693
Address
Portal De Gamarra 1 A
01013 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Ortiz De Elgea (Mr.)
SICC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 370
Address
Wackenbergstrasse 78-82
13156 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Waldemar Walczok (Mr.)
COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 800
Address
Via Giovanni Schiaparelli 12
31029 Vittorio Veneto Tv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Borsetto (Dr.)
PLASTIL UK LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Stafford Park Telford 4
TF3 3BA Shropshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Greg Cooper (Mr.)
MALMO STAD

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 523,07
Address
August Palm Plats 1
200 42 Malmo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Sillén (Mr.)