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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/photochemistry/photocatalysis

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

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)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 541 460
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 252 633,60
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Batista (Dr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 832 058,02
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Davey (Mrs.)
BCB SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 193 797
Address
Rue Du Choumois Zac De Valentin
25870 Chatillon Le Duc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Daviller (Mr.)
Black Mountain Insulation Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 578,70
Address
Bradwell Hall Bradwell On Sea
CM0 7HX Southminster Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gordon Pirret (Mr.)
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 504 003,50
Address
Bucknalls Lane Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kim Noonan (Ms.)
PETER BREIDENBACH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 850
Address
Nettetaler Strasse 113
41751 Viersen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Lemke (Mr.)
PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 166 740
Address
Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Cartasegna (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 720 200
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 336 320
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Katharina Krell (Ms.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI
India
EU contribution
€ 106 530
Address
Hauz Khas
110 016 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mukesh Khare (Prof.)
MODCELL LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 620,86
Address
Sevier Street 101 The Proving House
BS2 9LB Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Craig White (Mr.)
NESOCELL SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 500
Address
Corso Castelfidardo 30/A
10129 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Cavaleri (Mr.)
SKANSKA UK PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 540,80
Address
Denham Way Maple Cross House Maple
WD3 9SW Rickmansworth Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sam Stacey (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 432,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oihana Garcia (Dr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII DREWNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 197 310
Address
Ul. Winiarska 1
60 654 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylwia Malinska (Ms.)
KRONOSPAN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 694,76
Address
Holyhead Road Maesgwyn Farm Chirk
LL14 5NT Wrexham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Ryan (Mr.)
BLACK MOUNTAIN INSULATION LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Express Way 3 Unit B Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate Kinmel Bay
LL18 5JA Rhyl Denbigshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Evans (Mr.)
LIME TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Milton Park 126
OX14 4SA Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Pritchett (Mr.)