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Cost-Effective Tools for Better Indoor Environment in Retrofitted Energy Efficient Buildings

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285623

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 587 485,42

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 833,55

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

Objective

The refurbishing to an energy efficient standard leads to tight buildings (whole envelope: windows, walls, etc.) and affects the indoor climate. In case of refurbishing the inhabitants or users are not adapted to this new situation. Therefore the air exchange rates could be lower than required if no mechanical ventilation is installed or the system performance is not optimised. Then, in trying to increase the energy performance of buildings, the indoor environment quality is often degraded due to the lack of exchange with the outdoor environment.
People in Europe spend more than 90 % of their time indoors (living, working, and transportation). In more than 40 % of the enclosed spaces, people suffer from health- and comfortable related complains and illness. Already in 1984 the WHO reported an “increased frequency in buildings with indoor climate problems”. The complexity of the problem and the fact of building related symptom clusters were later described as “Sick Building Syndrome”.
The main objective of the project is to develop innovative solutions for better monitoring the indoor environment quality and to investigate active and passive systems for improving it. The focus lies on cost-effective solutions to ensure a wide application of the developed systems. The project is based on three main objectives:
- Development of monitoring systems (wireless and/or partly wired) to detect insufficient comfort and health parameter. It is foreseen to develop a modular version for allowing normal end users making a quick check of the indoor air quality.
- Development of control systems for indoor environments which could be based on passive elements like cost effective photo catalytic materials or PCMs and active systems which control the air flow rates based on the monitoring data.
- Modelling of indoor environments for the assessment and validation of monitoring data and to optimise with respect to energy efficiency the control parameters and systems.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Address

Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 587 174

Administrative Contact

Harald Garrecht (Prof.)

Participants (14)

DELAP & WALLER ECOCO LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 155 210,10

S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MINING OUARRYING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TOURISTSHIPPING TECHNICAL COMPANY SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 126 622,75

SOLINTEL M&P SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 120 080

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 400

R.E.D. SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 400

TTI-Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 411,20

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 165 550

INFRATEC GMBH INFRAROTSENSORIK UND MESSTECHNIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 96 142,40

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 252 217,50

STAMTECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 167 600

Schwenk Putztechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 73 000

CONSORZIO PER LO SVILUPPO E IL TRASFERIMENTO DI TECNOLOGIE E PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI SERVIZI NEL SETTOREDEL RECUPERO EDILIZIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 131 264

FCC CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 128 761,60

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285623

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 587 485,42

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 833,55

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

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