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FLUIDGLASS

FLUIDGLASS

Objective

The FLUIDGLASS project develops a new and innovative concept for multifunctional solar thermal glass façades systems. The FLUIDGLASS approach turns passive glass façades into active transparent solar collectors while at the same time controlling the energy flow through the building envelope.

FLUIDGLASS unites four key functionalities in one integrated system: The system firstly acts as a fully transparent solar thermal collector, which enables harvesting of solar energy even in buildings with large glass share. It secondly acts as transparent insulation layer and thirdly controls the solar radiation transmission and inner glass surface temperature thus increasing the thermal user comfort and reducing the demand for heating, cooling and lighting. At the same time FLUIDGLASS substitutes conventional HVAC components such as cooling and heating panels.

Replacing four different systems by one, FLUIDGLASS brings a significant cost advantage compared to existing solutions.. FLUIDGLASS increases the thermal performance of the whole building resulting in energy savings potential of 50%-70% for retrofitting and 20%-30% for new low energy buildings while the comfort for the user is significantly improved at the same time. Compared to state-of-the-art solar collectors FLUIDGLASS has the elegant but neutral aesthetics of clear glass. This allows full design freedom for the architect in new built applications and enables retrofits that do not destroy the original look of an existing building.

The FLUIDGLASS system will be validated in different climate conditions. The consortium brings together partners experienced in glass architecture, building simulation and energy management but also in experimental testing, HVAC systems, manufacturing of glazing units and construction of façades. It is very well balanced between RTD and industrial sectors covering the whole innovation value chain of the future building skin and gives an important role to participating SMEs.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LIECHTENSTEIN

Address

Furst Franz Josef Strasse
9490 Vaduz

Liechtenstein

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 743 057

Administrative Contact

Anne-Sophie Zapf (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

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MGT - MAYER GLASTECHNIK GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 350 740

INTERSTAATLICHE HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK BUCHS NTB

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 561 176

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 209 336

GLASSX AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 467 999

Hoval Aktiengesellschaft

Liechtenstein

EU Contribution

€ 110 043

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 372 211

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 200

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 320 400

ALCOA EUROPE COMMERCIAL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

AMIRES SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 232 888

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608509

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 126 548,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 866 050

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT LIECHTENSTEIN

Liechtenstein

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