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Functional Adaptive nano-Materials and technologies for energy efficient BUILDings

Objective

FoAM-BUILD will develop next generation External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) for new builds and retrofitting applications. This comprises innovations in:

1) Insulation material: development of new, lightweight and highly insulating nano-cellular foams, with a 50% reduction in thermal conductivity compared to conventional insulation elements. Non-halogenated nano-based flame retardants will be developed and incorporated into these materials using new processing routes.
2) Active monitoring and control of moisture: a control system will be developed based on a sensor network to measure moisture and liquid water. Data from the sensors will be combined with an intelligent system for moisture prediction, and the system will respond by activating a ventilator system incorporated into the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to dry targeted areas of the façade.

The materials and systems will be tested and demonstrated within the project by industrial end-users, with the creation of a demonstrator insulation material, sensor network and intelligent system, ventilation system and a full-scale façade system at TRL level 6. By deployment of FoAM-BUILD technology energy savings of 192,000 kWh to 288,000 kW will be achieved over a façade lifetime of 30 years. Additionally the new biofilm protection system will extend the service life of the façade surface from 5 years to 20 years for a north façade in central Europe.

FoAM-BUILD is characterised by an exceptionally strong industrial participation (6 of 10 partners, including market-leader DAW), which will ensure the high commercial relevance of developments. Close attention has been paid to IPR management, and tailored standardisation, dissemination, exploitation and training activities will ensure wider European benefit.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 162 946,62
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)

Participants (11)

DEUTSCHE AMPHIBOLIN-WERKE VON ROBERT MURJAHN STIFTUNG & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Rossdoerfer Strasse 50
64372 Ober-ramstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lohmann (Dr.)
DAW SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 397 061,50
Address
Rossdorfer Strasse 50
64372 Ober Ramstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lohmann (Dr.)
SUNPOR Kunststoff GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 21 250
Address
Tiroler Strasse 14
3105 St Polten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Reisinger (Mr.)
TBC générateurs d'innovation

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 213 765,51
Address
Boulevard Victor Hugo 25
31770 Colomiers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Ticolat (Mrs.)
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 91 287
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monique Meulstee (Mrs.)
ELKEM AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 11 933,40
Address
Drammensveien 169
0277 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Freitag (Dr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 188 305
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripidis Papadopoulos (Mr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 257 556
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alicja Grzegorzek (Mrs.)
SMITHERS RAPRA AND SMITHERS PIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 568 862,91
Address
Shrewsbury Road
SY4 4NR Shrewsbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Johnston (Mrs.)
Norner Research AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 530 248,06
Address
Asdalstrand 291
3960 Stathelle
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hans Petter Wærvågen (Mr.)
TBC INNOVATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 76 360
Address
24 Rue Georges Picot
31400 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christel Jimenez (Mrs.)