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FOREST BASED COMPOSITES FOR FAÇADES AND INTERIOR PARTITIONS TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN NEW BUILDS AND RESTORATION

FOREST BASED COMPOSITES FOR FAÇADES AND INTERIOR PARTITIONS TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN NEW BUILDS AND RESTORATION

Objective

Indoor Air Quality and emissions from building materials have been over the last decades a major challenge for scientists, industry and consumers. Traditional construction materials contribute to contaminants such as VOCs, formaldehyde, particulates and fibres. However, new eco-innovative building materials are able to provide a healthier indoor environment both by substituting source of contamination and by elimination of contaminants arisen from other indoor sources.
Within OSIRYS proposal a holistic solution for facades and interior partitions will be developed ready to be applied in building retroffiting and new construction by means of the development of forest based biocomposites with different functionalities able to meet the strictest requisites of the Building Code and improve indoor air quality by VOC and microorganisms elimination, increase thermal and acoustic insulation and control breathability of the construction systems.
Thermoset epoxy resin based in forest wastes and thermoplastic lignin-base polymer will be reinforced with natural fibres such as wood, flax, hemp, etc. Besides, cork granules will be used for insulation performance. Special attention will be put on additives, especially fire retardants, to meet cost/processability/performance ratio. However, it is expected that biomass feedstock in each building element will be >75%, what allows to reduce embodied energy on building materials by more than 25%.
Research activities will include: development and testing of the new eco-innovative materials; design and engineering to ensure the technical viability, aesthetical aspect and ease to incorporate the system in building retrofit actions; LCA; evaluation of the reuse and recycling; study on the adequateness to the requirements of the Building Code; demonstration activities by applying the final system in a test building and in two new buildings in Spain and Sweden to make validation in two different climates and cost effectiveness assessment.

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 929 960,93

Administrative Contact

Miriam Garcia (Dr.)

Participants (20)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 450 000

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 482 528

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 971

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 365 304

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 437 488

TARTU LINN

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 264 584

TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 204 850

NETCOMPOSITES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 280 867

OMIKRON-DOKK MUANYAGIPARI KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 481 300

Conenor Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 252 712

Van Berkel & Bos U.N. Studio B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 304 705

AMORIM CORK COMPOSITES SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 221 349

ENVOLVENTES ARQUITECTONICAS ENAR SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 261 795

BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 311 200

Vivienda y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 251 693

SICC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 207 370

COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 800

PLASTIL UK LTD

United Kingdom

MALMO STAD

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 10 523,07

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609067

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2013

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 111 785,24

  • EU contribution

    € 6 320 000

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

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