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Development of innovative lightweight and highly insulating energy efficient components and associated enabling materials for cost-effective retrofitting and new construction of curtain wall facades


Requirements and drivers of EENSULATE module

The deliverable will collect the results from Task 1.1 about standards and regulations requirements and Task 1.2 about market analysis outcomes.

IPR manual

Pre-existing knowledge definition, mapping of existing patents, potentially overlapping IPR, assessment of the project results and its IPR, optimal IPR protection options, recommendations.

EENSULATE Foam characterisation and durability

Report on the EENSULATE Foam material characterisation and durability assessment. The deliverable will collect all the main EENSULATE Foam properties.

Installation at demo sites

This document will include the detailed constructive design of the retrofitting for the demo buildings.

Initial Exploitation Plan

Identification of the key exploitable results, exploitation forms to take, conditions enabling exploitation of the results, competition, risk analysis, potential obstacles to future exploitation of project’s results. Appropriate quantitative indicators to assess the cost reduction will be included in the Exploitation Plan.

Communication and Dissemination Plan

Dissemination and Communication Plan will identify roles and responsibilities of partners and outline the target audiences, key messages, communication channels, tools and timelines allowing a holistic exploitation of project results.

Concept design of EENSULATE module

The deliverable collects the first results from Tasks 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 and drafts a set of target solutions for the EENSULATE module as indicators for WP2 and WP3.

Report on Training activities

Report describing training activities within the project.

Retrofit process application at the individual testing sites

This document will include the detailed constructive design of the retrofitting for the demo buildings.

Evaluation of sustainability and replicability

This deliverable will contain the results coming out from LCA and LCC analysis, including validation report of lowered embodied energy and effectiveness of the proposed solutions to reach an increased rate of renovation.

Development of installation, commissioning and maintenance guidelines

This document will include guidelines for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the EENSULATE components.

Prototypes characterization and durability testing

This report include details about the results coming out from the prototype characterization as well as the durability tests carried out in Task 3.6. In the framework of this deliverable, the small size (300 x 300 mm) optimized ‘Premium eensulate prototype incorporating thermotunable coatings for complete characterizations will be delivered.

Outcomes of testing activities

This report, summarizing the results of Task 4.4, will include details about the performed tests and the identified upgrades to be implemented in the EENSULATE facade system to fix the weak points improving the final product.

Promo material creation

Communication toolkit: Project presentation, brochure, roll-up poster, e-newsletter design

Website creation

Website will be designed for both private and public access, hosted by FENIX. Regular update and maintenance every month.

Policy workshops and awareness campaign

Report assessing policy workshops organization and awareness campaign success.

Prototypes for testing in relevant environment

Report summarizing the results of Task 4.2 about the manufacturing of the full scale prototypes according to the specifications.


Effect of layered double hydroxide, expanded graphite and ammonium polyphosphate additives on thermal stability and fire performance of polyisocyanurate insulation foam

Author(s): Eleni Asimakopoulou, Jianping Zhang, Maurice Mckee, Kinga Wieczorek, Anna Krawczyk, Michele Andolfo, Tomasz Kozlecki, Marco Scatto, Michele Sisani, Maria Bastianini, Anastasios Karakassides, Pagona Papakonstantinou
Published in: Thermochimica Acta, Issue 693, 2020, Page(s) 178724, ISSN 0040-6031
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2020.178724

The Integration of Vacuum Insulated Glass in Unitized Façade for the Development of Innovative Lightweight and Highly Insulating Energy Efficient Building Envelope—The Results of Eensulate Façade System Design

Author(s): Alessandro Pracucci, Sara Magnani, Oscar Casadei
Published in: Designs, Issue 4/4, 2020, Page(s) 40, ISSN 2411-9660
Publisher: Designs Journal Published by MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/designs4040040

Combined Effect of Temperature Induced Strain and Oxygen Vacancy on Metal‐Insulator Transition of VO 2 Colloidal Particles

Author(s): Kargal L Gurunatha, Sanjayan Sathasivam, Jianwei Li, Mark Portnoi, Ivan P. Parkin, Ioannis Papakonstantinou
Published in: Advanced Functional Materials, Issue 30/49, 2020, Page(s) 2005311, ISSN 1616-301X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202005311

Optimization of the thermochromic glazing design for curtain wall buildings based on experimental measurements and dynamic simulation

Author(s): Marco Arnesano, Giuseppe Pandarese, Milena Martarelli, Federica Naspi, Kargal L. Gurunatha, Christian Sol, Mark Portnoi, Francisco V. Ramirez, Ivan P. Parkin, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Gian Marco Revel
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 216, 2021, Page(s) 14-25, ISSN 0038-092X
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.01.013

Atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxides: process and application review

Author(s): V.P. Prasadam, N. Bahlawane, F. Mattelaer, G. Rampelberg, C. Detavernier, L. Fang, Y. Jiang, K. Martens, I.P. Parkin, I. Papakonstantinou
Published in: Materials Today Chemistry, Issue 12, 2019, Page(s) 396-423, ISSN 2468-5194
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2019.03.004

Improved thermochromic properties in bilayer films of VO 2 with ZnO, SnO 2 and WO 3 coatings for energy efficient glazing

Author(s): Işıl Top, Russell Binions, Christian Sol, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Marcin Holdynski, Sofia Gaiaschi, Isaac Abrahams
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Issue 6/46, 2018, Page(s) 12555-12565, ISSN 2050-7534
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/c8tc04543g

Fire Retardant Action of Layered Double Hydroxides and Zirconium Phosphate Nanocomposites Fillers in Polyisocyanurate Foams

Author(s): Eleni Asimakopoulou, Jianping Zhang, Maurice Mckee, Kinga Wieczorek, Anna Krawczyk, Michele Andolfo, Marco Scatto, Michele Sisani, Maria Bastianini, Anastasios Karakassides, Pagona Papakonstantinou
Published in: Fire Technology, Issue 56/4, 2020, Page(s) 1755-1776, ISSN 0015-2684
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
DOI: 10.1007/s10694-020-00953-7

Mitigation of hysteresis due to a pseudo-photochromic effect in thermochromic smart window coatings

Author(s): Christian Sol, Johannes Schläfer, Ivan P. Parkin, Ioannis Papakonstantinou
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31519-x

Assessment of fire behaviour of polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation foam enhanced with lamellar inorganic smart fillers

Author(s): Eleni Asimakopoulou, Jianping Zhang, Maurice McKee, Kinga Wieczorek, Anna Krawczyk, Michele Andolfo, Marco Scatto, Michele Sisani, Maria Bastianini
Published in: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Issue 1107, 2018, Page(s) 032004, ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher: Institute of Physics
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1107/3/032004

High-Performance Planar Thin Film Thermochromic Window via Dynamic Optical Impedance Matching

Author(s): Christian Sol, Mark Portnoi, Tao Li, Kargal L. Gurunatha, Johannes Schläfer, Stefan Guldin, Ivan P. Parkin, Ioannis Papakonstantinou
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Issue 12/7, 2020, Page(s) 8140-8145, ISSN 1944-8244
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b18920

Thermochromic VO 2 − SiO 2

Author(s): Johannes Schläefer, Christian Sol, Tao Li, Delphine Malarde, Mark Portnoi, Thomas J. Macdonald, Sophia K. Laney, Michael J. Powell, Işıl Top, Ivan P. Parkin, Ioannis Papakonstantinou
Published in: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Issue 200, 2019, Page(s) 109944, ISSN 0927-0248
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109944

Investigation of synergistic effects of inorganic smart fillers and expanded graphite on the flame retardancy of polyisocyanu rate insulation foam

Author(s): Eleni ASIMAKOPOU LOU, Jianping ZHANG, Maurice McKEE, Kinga WIECZOREK, Anna KRAWCZYK, Michele ANDOLFO, Marco SCATTO, Michele SISANI and Maria BASTIANINI
Published in: Saint- Petersburg Polytechnic University, Issue 9th International Seminar of Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2019, Page(s) 1000-1009
Publisher: Saint- Petersburg Polytechnic University
DOI: 10.18720/spbpu/2/k19-40

Theoretical Study of Flexible Edge Seals for Vacuum Glazing

Author(s): Farid Arya, Trevor Hyde
Published in: International Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering, Issue Vol:11, No:8, 2017, 2017
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

The Effect of Glass Thickness on Stress in Vacuum Glazing

Author(s): Farid Arya; Trevor Hyde; Andrea Trevisi; Paolo Basso; Danilo Bardaro
Published in: Engineering and Technology International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Issue Vol. 12, issue 9, 2018, Page(s) 685-689
Publisher: Open Science

Evonik participates in EU-project

Author(s): Seier, Holger
Published in: Evonik Today, Issue 5, 2016, Page(s) 1, ISSN 2570-3226
Publisher: Evonik Industries
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4607830

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