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LARGE AREA FLUIDIC WINDOWS

Objective

An important target of Europe 2020 is climate change and energy sustainability. To reach the ambitious aims, it is necessary to improve the energy performance of buildings in operation. Embodied energy in materials presents a high percentage of the energy spent in the whole life cycle of a building, so new materials are needed.
Therefore we will develop within this project a novel material solution for ultra-efficient solar energy harvesting and heat exchange through an active building envelope. We thereby address the two technical applications of windows and facades, into which we will implement LARGE AREA FLUIDIC WINDOWS (LaWin). LaWin represents the vision of large-area microfluidic windows and facade elements which are based on four types of new materials: low-cost thin and strong cover glasses, microstructured rolled glasses of architectural quality, a glass-glass compound comprising microfluidic channels and a heat storage liquid designed for transparency and/or active functionality in facade and window implementation. LaWin devices will be designed to build on existing platforms and geometries used in triple glazing and facade elements to enable rapid market access and acceptance.
Expected impacts:
- Reduction of embodied energy and CO2 to 0 for window surfaces after four months of using (possible because of using regenerative energy with windows for climatisation of buildings, high insulation)
- Reduction of at least 123 000 t CO2 per year for heating (goal: at least 2% of window furnaces in Europe)
- Improving thermal insulation figures for window surfaces by at least 20%
- Reduction of total costs-Purchase price is higher, but running costs are really low
- Demonstration of at least a 10% reduction of the energy spent during the whole life cycle of a building;
- strengthen competitiveness for all project partners
- Clear and transparent information to facilitate better decision making
- High quality and environmentally friendly alternative for the build

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 590 625

Participants (13)

SCHOTT TECHNICAL GLASS SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 709 187,50
Address
Otto Schott Strasse 13
07745 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITAET WEIMAR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Geschwister Scholl Strasse 8
99423 Weimar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Ducatt NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 406 248,25
Address
Industriezone 1050, Balendijk 161
B-3920 Lommel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURA INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 423 543,75
Address
Am Kohlersgehau 60
98544 Zella Mehlis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLASS SERVICE AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 119 000
Address
Rokytnice 60
755 01 Vsetin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLACHGLAS SACHSEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 483 875
Address
Wurzener Strasse 93
04668 Grimma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EILENBURGER FENSTERTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 523 862,50
Address
Am Lauchberg 1
D-04838 Eilenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A. + E. UNGRICHT GMBH + CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 566 125
Address
Karstraße 90
41068 Mönchengladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FICKERT & WINTERLING MASCHINENBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 828 625
Address
Woelsauer Strasse 20
95615 Marktredwitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEUTH-HOCHSCHULE FUER TECHNIK BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 757,75
Address
Luxemburger Strasse 10
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOLIENWERK WOLFEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 812,50
Address
Guardianstrasse 4
06766 Bitterfel-wolfen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 154 437,50
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 53 812,50
Address
Peter Lisec Strasse 1
3353 Seitenstetten Markt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)