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BE-Smart: Innovative Building Envelope for Sustainable, Modular, Aesthetic, Reliable and efficient construction

Objective

Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) provides both essential aspects of substitution of traditional building materials, hence with potential low electricity costs, and high quality architectural design. It has the potential to contribute significantly to clean electricity generation, in line with EU policies, as well as to contribute to the rebuild of a stronger European industrial sector in the field of solar energy. So far, BIPV has remained mostly limited to emblematic façade and roof demonstration projects with standard modules very often just added on top of an existing finished building.
This project will help to break the multiple barriers, which have been holding back the diffusion of BIPV by:
- Supporting the industrialisation of new material and process for the manufacturing of multi-functional BIPV elements, with a focus on break-through transformative approaches to realise, in a cost effective way, aesthetical modules.
- Working at improved manufacturing process, allowing the call’s targeted cost reductions,
To allow a stronger market deployment of the new technologies, the project will:
- Develop a business model and exploitation strategy for each key stakeholders of the whole value chain including for the architectural and building sectors and will enable an improved awareness and coordination among the multiple stakeholders involved in a building/renovation process,
- Demonstrate the results of the project through real case spectacular demonstrators and through the implementation of an innovative communication plan dedicated to experts such as architects and builders as well to a large public audience.
The unique and multi-disciplinary consortium of BE-Smart, representing the full value chain, will demonstrate cost effective new BIPV product concepts from their technological, planning, normative, installation and social aspects in order to accelerate the implementation process.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/construction engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 621 500

Participants (14)

ISSOL SA

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 31 602,96
Address
Rue Du Progres 18
4821 Dison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 769 176,45
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMMOROC SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 621 687,50
Address
Avenue Edouard Dubois 20
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 875
Address
Calle Piamonte 23, Oficina 303
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 459 438,46
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
PADANAPLAST SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 534 100
Address
Strada Paganina 3
43010 Roccabianca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 499 928,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
SAINT-GOBAIN SEKURIT DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 696 062,50
Address
Glasstrasse 1
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLAXESS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 196 000
Address
Rue De La Maladiere 71C
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 976 610
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
WHITE ARKITEKTER AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 453 118,75
Address
Magasinsgatan 10
403 17 Göteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSLO KOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 469 375
Address
Radhuset
0037 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION COMPAZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 415 935,29
Address
Place Numa Droz 2
2001 Neuchatel
Activity type
Other
L - UP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 129 762,71
Address
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)