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HOMES Key INsulating material

Objective

The Advanced Aerogel-Based Composite (AABC) materials are a unique new class of materials. The HOMESKIN project aims at developing a new silica Advanced Aerogel-Based Composite material possessing the lowest thermal conductivity of all insulation materials found in the market. The proposed solution will bring to the market new insulation technologies that do not only possess very high thermal insulation performance but also are thinner, lighter, non flammable, and with lower CO2 and VOC emissions. The new material developed can be applied to new buildings as well as for old buildings retrofit applications. Among our objectives in this project are to develop more sustainable construction with lower embodied energy, and develop healthy, fire resistant and moisture controlled insulating layers, as well as eco-innovative binders and adhesives, to enhance the durability and reduce maintenance costs, and to demonstrate the energy and health efficiency of building envelopes based on such new materials. The HOMESKIN project shall bring key contributions to the very high performance insulation standards and policies. Different tasks will be carried out by the partners involved. One part of the work is dedicated to the material development. This material will become the basis for the development of the insulation systems. Coatings and interface materials will be developed according to the AABC integration in the insulation systems solutions (for inside, outside, singular points and thermal bridges insulation applications). These advanced insulating systems will be assessed to validate their acoustical, thermal, hygrothermal, fire safety, and VOC emissions properties. A life cycle analysis will also be performed. The performances of these solutions will then be tested on buildings under real weather conditions, from Passys cells to houses in different European regions and finally to a public authority infrastructure.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture/sustainable building

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

PCAS
Address
21 Chemin De La Sauvegarde 21 Ecully Parc
69134 Ecully
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 989 050,12

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 000
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE TECNOLOGIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 452 975
Address
Calle Wellington 19
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 250 505,63
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TROCELLEN ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 513 625
Address
Via Della Chimica 23
20867 Caponago
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAREXGROUP MORTEROS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 659 093,75
Address
Calle Italia 13-21 - Poligono Industrial Pla Llerona
08520 Les Franqueses Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLAG SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 435 312,50
Address
Via Industriale Dell Isola 3
24040 Chignolo D Isola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 500 005
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORANE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Bois 37
1024 Ecublens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 119 000
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)