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Highly advanced modular integration of insulation, energising and storage systems for non-residential buildings

Project description

Smart modular building facade systems for retrofit will affordably enhance energy efficiency

The building and building construction sectors are responsible for more than a third of global energy consumption and nearly 40 % of CO2 emissions. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings can thus have tremendous impact. Insulation plays an important role in energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial heating and cooling. The use of renewable energy systems to power the buildings is yet another important way to reduce the environmental impact of buildings. POWERSKIN PLUS is combining enhanced insulation and renewable energy technology based on photovoltaics in modular solutions for retrofit in existing curtain walls. Innovative smart technologies will improve thermal insulation and on-site energy generation and storage to deliver significant advantages in all types of environments.

Objective

POWERSKIN+ will develop and scale-up eco-innovative, cost-effective and smart material solutions to renovate existing facade systems of both double skin and advanced integrated curtain walls. It will smart integrate unprecedented highly innovative insulations and renewable energy technologies, with breakthrough features based on nano-formulated VIP, PCM, flexible thin glass perovskite solar cells and multi-functional nano-enabled coatings. Comprehensive POWERSKIN+ portfolio comprising off-site prefabricated modular “ready-to-buy” and ‘easy-to-install’ glazing and opaque elements, sustainable eco-designed connecting framings and a dedicated large capacity electric building storage system will be processed up to the final commercializable end products.
Powerskin+ system will be validated in non-residential buildings in three different environmental, economic, logistic and social scenarios, namely Portugal, Slovenia and Czech Republic, with environmental sustainability and benefits proving through LCA and LCCA approaches. The market uptake of POWERSKIN+ will be facilitated by optimal compatibility without additional structural modification. It will benefit from: lightweight transparent (TM) and opaque modules (OM) (< 30 Kg/m2 and 5Kg/m2 respectively); improved insulation (TM GIU Ug-value 35% better than standard double glazing and OM VIP thermal resistance value 33% better than a 25mW/mK PIR); and on-site energy generation and storage elements (Perovskite-PV power conversion efficiency >12% and >8% for OM and TM respectively; 15% improvement in energy storage capacity), aiming to be recognized as an affordable high standard retrofit solution (installation cost and time reduce 50% and 74% respectively).

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-EEB-2019

Coordinator

INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Net EU contribution
€ 503 750,00
Address
RUA PEDRO NUNES
3030-199 Coimbra
Portugal

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 503 750,00

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