CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Multi-functional light-weight WALL panel based on ADAPTive Insulation and nanomaterials for energy efficient buildings

Multi-functional light-weight WALL panel based on ADAPTive Insulation and nanomaterials for energy efficient buildings

Objective

Achieving EU’s energy-efficiency targets (2050 goals) depends on the right measures to retrofit existing building stock, which is dominated by residential buildings. Approximately 85% of the existing dwellings were built before 1990 with poor façade and roof insulation. Due to this weakness much energy is wasted when operating auxiliary heating, ventilation and air conditioning installations. Current retrofitting attempts by increasing envelope thickness bring negative consequences like too high airtightness, over-heating, poor ventilation and loss of space due to voluminous retrofit units.
ADAPTIWALL solves this problem by using nanotechnology to develop a multifunctional and climate-adaptive panel for energy-efficient buildings. This novel panel consists of 3 elements: 1) lightweight concrete with nanoadditives for efficient thermal storage and load bearing capacity; 2) adaptable polymer materials for switchable thermal resistance; and 3) total heat exchanger with nanostructured membrane for temperature, moisture and anti-bacterial control.
ADAPTIWALL panel is innovative due to its lightweight design and quick low-cost installation; switchable thermal resistance for heat exchange and storage; highly improved energy efficiency; and suitability to be used for façade or roof in cost-efficient retrofitting and new buildings in different European climate regions. When used for façades, ADAPTIWALL panels reduce the building’s energy consumption by more than 50% in comparison with conventional retrofitting. Their ventilation and heat exchange properties significantly contribute to create a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, while eliminating the need for auxiliary installations.
The ADAPTIWALL research project focuses on developing adaptive (nano)materials; applying the materials in a lightweight panel; enhancing the panel’s structural, fire safety and sound insulation properties; and demonstrating the novel prefabricating systems to European construction industry.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 187 443,75

Administrative Contact

Wietske Van Kanten (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 813 716,75

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 503 870

PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO ROBOT ELEWACYJNYCHFASADA SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 216 825

ISODAL BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 137 930

SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 177 575

ADVIESBURO VOOR BOUWKONSTRUKTIES ING L SNIJDERS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 162 800

PROCHIMIR

France

EU Contribution

€ 148 003,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608808

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 994 794,84

  • EU contribution

    € 3 348 164

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands