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Industrial Development of Water Flow Glazing Systems


Evaluation of best district on-going projects in Bulgaria, Spain, and other EU countriesn-going projects in Bulgaria, Spain, Germany

Data about on-going ZEB-district projects are collected and analyzed with respect to FFG façade application in comparison to both DEMO sites foreseen in InDeWaG.

Midterm report

The mid term report will summarize the most important results, the use of resources, potential risks and the measures to overcome them.

First generation of site-ZEB building simulation with performance data of existing Water Flow Glazing

An open source software is selected and existing performance data of WFG are used to analyze the influence of WFG for a particular site-ZEB building

InDeWaG tool to design water ow glazing envelopes

The InDeWaG tool will cover: (i) a thermal pre-design based on energy balance, (ii) spectral characterization for a preselected glazing and (iii) thermal simulation of a simplified building in different orientations and locations.

Components of the water ow glazing module: glazing, circulator and frame

This report will include a complete technical description of the developed components, as well as the main conclusions based on the aging tests.

Demonstrators for Fluid Flow Glazing façade systems: Constructive Solutions and Energy Performances

This deliverable intended to give a sophisticated report over the construction and the performance of the three proposed demonstrators in Spain and in Bulgaria.

Report on geometrical variants of glazing and fluid composition concepts for the FFG facade

Based on the existing FFG elements different variants of size and thickness of glazing elements are analyzed by simulation. Also, different fluids (fluid properties, temperature range, solar absorption properties) are implemented in order to improve mass and energy transport.

Timing of project meetings, kick-off in Spain

The InDeWaG consortium will have 6 monthly project meetings among them (upon request from the PO) two review meetings. The meeting schedule is as follows: a kick-off in Germany (Frankfurt or Bayreuth), the 6 month meeting in Spain (Cuanca or Madrid), the 12 month meeting in Brussels (review?), 18 month meeting in Bulgaria (Sofia),24 Month meeting in Brussels (review?), 30 M meeting in Spain, 36 M in Germany and a final meeting (M 42) either in Brussels or in Bulgaria.

Final report WP9

The final report is due after M 52.

Case study for Bulgarian- and Spain-Demo-sites, different variants of façade

With the help of the existing simulation tool (developed by Intelliglas, now SVC) specific cases are calculated for both Demo sites

Testing of maintenance procedures established

Reports on experience with the maintenance procedures are made available to the consortium in a general description (public dissemination).

Demonstrator Manual ready

Detailed descriptions for operation and maintenance of both the demonstrators in Spain and in Bulgaria.

Recommendation of glazing/coatings, polymers and frame materials selection according to LCA (to WP 4,5, 6)

Based on preliminary LCA results the footprint reduction potential for all materials needed to build FFG facades should be analyzed.

Templates for Deliverable reporting, introduction to financial reporting

A template in accordance with the reporting formats for Deliverables will be designed and distributed to all partners. A detailed instruction for financial reporting will be provided to each participant.

Materials for FFG performance and environmental footprint improvement

The materials selected for all components of FFG facades are validated with respect to LCA and LCC; alternative materials are suggested with improved LCA/LCC.

Report on comparison of simulated and measured performance of FFG in different HVAC situations.ance of FFG

Real data from the existing Demo-building in Spain and the new façade in Bulgaria are analyzed to validate the simulation tool developed so far.

Interim report on performance figures of Demonstrators

Performance figure of both Demo sites are analyzed and communicated to the consortium.

IDA ICE manual of FFG module for simulation engineers

The simulation tool and FFG façade handbook are made available to architects and project developers. Their feedback is analyzed, improvement strategies are suggested.

First version of FFG façade Handbook

The draft version of the FFG façade handbook is presented and tested by the operators of the Demo buildings.

Guidelines for the integration of FFG into HVAG and lighting systems

A technical report on strategies to integrate FFG with existing and newly designed HVAC systems is presented, for different types of buildings in different climate situations.

Recommendations for microfluidic improvement for WFG and AFG

Hardware, e.g. microstructured glasing, internal guiding structures, etc. are analyzed along with control means for fluid flow.

Report about the market analysis, the Life-Cycle Assessment and the Total Cost of Ownership calculation

The market analysis results for FFG facades in different climate zones, specified HVAC conditions and certain (selected) district level solutions is presented. This report is crucial for further development of the business plan.

Guidelines for improvement of fluid transport to widen the application range of FFGto large dimensions (>3x1.3m²)

As major contribution to the simulation tool improved fluid transport strategies are presented for large glazing elements.

Templates for reporting

The consortium members will be given a template for the reports submitted to EU Commission according to the actual templates for such reports.

Final conference

The R&D achievements of InDeWaG and the demonstrator experience will be presented and discussed with potential stakeholders in a specialized conference.

Assessment on demonstrator construction and operation

Advanced report of Demonstrator performance is provided, including S&W analysis.

Comparison of performance data measured at the Demo-sites with detailed simulation and review of control strategies

The real performance figures of the Demo buildings are reviewed and compared with predictions obtained by the simulation tools developed so far. Control strategies are analyzed for their potential to imptove real life performance of the FFG buildings.

First version of energy management system defined

For cold and hot climate conditions and three different types of buildings specific energy management systems are defined, depending upon size of FFG with respect to total façade area.

Selection of software and data base for LCA

Available data base and softwares are analysed with respect to their suitability to FFG façade materials and production technology requirements to establish an optimized methodology for LCA.

Production and Assembly Manual for Fluid Flow Glazing

This report will contain all information from this work package regarding the production of spacers, frames, and glazing as well as the assembly of Fluid Flow Glazing systems.

Preliminary single site ZEB market analysis in Spain, Bulgaria, Germany

An actualized market analysis for single site ZEB has to be performed based on publicly available data and with particular emphasis on new technologies.

Fluid dynamical simulation for fluid flow glazing façades and smart buildings

The fluid performance based optimization potential of FFG, including geometrical and control strategies is summarized for different building types, HVAC systems, and climate situations.

Case studies for commercial, public and residential buildings with WFG façade and different variants of district infrastructure

All partners involved in simulation collect and jointly analyze their case studies for different buildings containing WFG facades along with different variants of district infrastructure to meet ZEB requirements for cold and hot climate.

Full building simulation and case studies with FFG module for IDA ICT ready

The performance of the software tool which will be made available for early planning stage of FFG-containing ZEB is tested for full building simulation and case studies for cold and hot climate in three different types of buildings.

Implementation of Radiant Interior Walls (RIW) into single room simulation

Based on results of Deliverable 1.4 & 1.5. a refined simulation is performed for RIW implementation into different single room cases (hot and cold climate, different size and orientation of buildings) in order to estimate the importance of RIW for cost efficient ZEB performance.

Implementation of new experimental performance data of Fluid Flow Glazing (WFG, AFG, RIW)

Based on results of Deliverable 1.4-1.6 refined case studies are performed using real performance data.

Implementation of BIPV into building simulation

Partner ISC analyses by simulation several case studies for ZEB containing BIPV together with significant contribution of WFG facades and RIW (simplified model) to the overall energy consumption figures.

Implementation of relevant climatic situations and weather conditions

For all relevant climate variants – cold and hot, different building size and orientation – a data base is agreed on and the methodology for implementation into the different simulation tools is defined

Dissemination plan

A publishable dissemination plan is presented. It will be a living document.

Digital newsletter No. 2

An update electronic newsletter will be prepared and disseminated via different internet portals.

Project Leaflet & Roll-up Version 1

A leaflet and roll up for public dissemination activities will be prepared.

Project Leaflet & Roll-up updated version

The leaflet and roll up for public dissemination activities will be updated according to the project achievements.

Project website

A project website with a public and a remote area will be installed.

Digital newsletter No. 1

An electronic newsletter will be prepared and disseminated via different internet portals.

Press Release (kick-off)

Basic information about the inDeWaG concept and project goals will be communicated

Digital newsletter No. 3

An update electronic newsletter will be prepared and disseminated via different internet portals.

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Evaluation of Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption of Water Flow Glazing as a Radiant Heating and Cooling System: A Case Study of an Office Space

Author(s): Belen Moreno Santamaria, Fernando del Ama Gonzalo, Benito Lauret Aguirregabiria, Juan A. Hernandez Ramos
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 12/18, 2020, Page(s) 7596, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12187596

Thermal Simulation of a Zero Energy Glazed Pavilion in Sofia, Bulgaria. New Strategies for Energy Management by Means of Water Flow Glazing

Author(s): Fernando del Ama Gonzalo, Juan A. Hernandez Ramos, Belen Moreno
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 245, 2017, Page(s) 042011, ISSN 1757-8981
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/245/4/042011

Analytical solutions to evaluate solar radiation overheating in simplified glazed rooms

Author(s): Belen Moreno, Juan A. Hernández
Published in: Building and Environment, Issue 140, 2018, Page(s) 162-172, ISSN 0360-1323
DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.05.037

Dynamic Solar Energy Transmittance for Water Flow Glazing in Residential Buildings

Author(s): Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo, Belen Moreno and Juan A. Hernandez
Published in: International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Issue Volume 13, Number 11, 2018, Page(s) 9188-9193, ISSN 0973-4562

A new and inexpensive open source data acquisition and controller for solar research: Application to a water-flow glazing

Author(s): Luis J. Claros-Marfil, J. Francisco Padial, Benito Lauret
Published in: Renewable Energy, Issue 92, 2016, Page(s) 450-461, ISSN 0960-1481
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.037

Solar heat gain coefficient of water flow glazings

Author(s): Pablo Sierra, Juan A. Hernández
Published in: Energy and Buildings, Issue 139, 2017, Page(s) 133-145, ISSN 0378-7788
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.01.032

Spectral problem for water flow glazings

Author(s): Xabier Romero, Juan A. Hernández
Published in: Energy and Buildings, Issue 145, 2017, Page(s) 67-78, ISSN 0378-7788
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.013

Experimental Validation of Water Flow Glazing: Transient Response in Real Test Rooms

Author(s): Belen Moreno Santamaria, Fernando del Ama Gonzalo, Benito Lauret Aguirregabiria, Juan A. Hernandez Ramos
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 12/14, 2020, Page(s) 5734, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12145734

Industrialization and Thermal Performance of a New Unitized Water Flow Glazing Facade

Author(s): Belen Moreno Santamaria, Fernando del Ama Gonzalo, Danielle Pinette, Benito Lauret Aguirregabiria, Juan A. Hernandez Ramos
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 12/18, 2020, Page(s) 7564, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12187564

Der Traum vom Licht - Tageslicht, Ausblick und Energieeffizienz mittels Fluid Flow Glazing

Author(s): Daniel Pfanner, Teodora Vatashka, Astrid Münzinger, Ümit Esiyok, Daniel Leykam
Published in: ce/papers, Issue 2/1, 2018, Page(s) 199-210, ISSN 2509-7075
DOI: 10.1002/cepa.642

The use of Water Flow Glazing with variable g value in Net Zero Energy residential and office buildings

Author(s): Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo, Belen Moreno and Juan A. Hernandez
Published in: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 2018, ISSN 1947-8402

A new building envelope - increasing daylight and energy efficiency with water flow glazing

Author(s): Daniel Pfanner, Teodora Vatashka, Ümit Esiyok, Daniel Leykam
Published in: ce/papers, Issue 2/5-6, 2018, Page(s) 135-147, ISSN 2509-7075
DOI: 10.1002/cepa.917

Designing a wireless sensor with ultra-capacitor and PV microcell for smart building energy management

Author(s): Belen Moreno, Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo, Juan A. Hernandez
Published in: International Journal of Embedded Systems, Issue 1/1, 2017, Page(s) 1, ISSN 1741-1068
DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2017.10009297

Wireless low cost temperature and humidity sensors with PV microcells. Determination of design parameters by means of experimental measurements

Author(s): Fernando del Ama Gonzalo, Juan A. Hernandez, Belen Moreno
Published in: 2016 5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA), 2016, Page(s) 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/ICEDSA.2016.7818532