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Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment

Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment

Objective

The ECO-SEE project aims to develop new eco-materials and components for the purpose of creating both healthier and more energy efficient buildings. We will create and symbiotically use natural eco-materials for healthier indoor environments through hygrothermal (heat and moisture) regulation and the removal airborne contaminants through both chemical capture and photocatalysis. Our objectives include advancing state of the art in the technology and application of multifunctional bio-based insulation materials, vapour permeable and hygrothermal and moisture buffering finishes, together with wood panel products, to create both internal partition and external highly insulated wall panels. Novel chemical treatments and processes will be used to enhance volatile organic compound capture capacity of materials. We will also develop highly novel photocatalytic coatings using nanoparticle technology, which will be suitable for use in interior spaces and compatible with lime and wooden surfaces. Novel material development will be completed in partnership with world-class expert organisations in indoor environmental quality. We will also create a new holistic modelling framework that combines air quality, hygrothermal comfort and acoustic quality for the well-being of building users. We will take new products through to proof of concept development with prototype manufacture, large scale tests and pilot studies. We will deliver products with at least 15% lower embodied energy, at least 20% longer life, and, for at least 20% lower build costs. Our consortium brings together a multi-disciplinary team of world-class researchers from universities and research organisations with a number of large enterprises and innovative SMEs, whose combined expertise and capacity will lead commercial development and exploitation of our products. We will engage with stakeholders, including Public and Health authorities and standards committees, and deliver training and technical guidance.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Address

Claverton Down
Ba2 7ay Bath

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 265 730,26

Administrative Contact

Peter Walker (Prof.)

Participants (19)

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ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 541 460

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 252 633,60

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 832 058,02

BCB SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 193 797

Black Mountain Insulation Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 178 578,70

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 504 003,50

CLAYTEC EK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 234 850

PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 166 740

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 720 200

GREENOVATE ! EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 336 320

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI

India

EU Contribution

€ 106 530

MODCELL LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 620,86

NESOCELL SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 132 500

SKANSKA UK PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 181 540,80

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 432,50

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII DREWNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 197 310

KRONOSPAN LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 167 694,76

BLACK MOUNTAIN INSULATION LTD

United Kingdom

LIME TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609234

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 357 393,03

  • EU contribution

    € 6 550 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

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