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SUSTAINABLE REFURBISHMENT OF BUILDING FACADES AND EXTERNAL WALLS

Objective

SUSREF will develop new sustainable technologies for refurbishment of external walls. SUSREF is based on the premise that 1) Refurbishment of external walls is one of the most efficient ways of reducing environmental impacts from European building stock. 2) European building sector is facing huge refurbishment requirements; refurbishment of external walls is among the most urgent tasks. 3) Although there are technological solutions, the risks and optimal solutions are not understood. 4) External walls have an extensive effect on building performance and several aspects have to be taken into account when developing new concepts: a) effect on energy consumption, b) building physical behaviour and durability, c) good integration with building structure, details and building services, d) effect on indoor environment, e) aesthetics. 5) Urgent needs of refurbishment are not only faced in the EU but also in neighbouring areas. Development of functional and environmentally efficient technologies would support the European industry to export projects and the neighbouring areas to adopt sustainable technologies. SUSREF will 1) identify the foreseen needs to refurbish building envelops in the EU in order to understand the significance in terms of environmental and economic impacts and business potentials; 2) develop a systemized methods to manage the functional performance of solutions. Analyse technologies from the view point of building physics, comfort and durability. Consider different challenges in different parts of Europe in terms of present climate and foreseen risks of its changes, technological and cultural-historic issues; 3) develop systemized methods for consideration of energy and environmental performance of external walls; 4) develop sustainable product and project concepts; 5) disseminate results for building industry, standardisation bodies, and policy-makers and authorities in terms of technological knowledge, guidelines and recommendations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 679 799
Administrative Contact
Tarja Häkkinen (Dr.)

Participants (10)

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 454 339
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjorn Iversen (Mr.)
Vahanen Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 418 795
Address
Halsuantie 4
00420 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jyrki Jalli (Mr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 928
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 283
Address
Bucknalls Lane Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mike Mc Call (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 234 264
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nagore Tellado (Ms.)
REPAIR ESTRUCTURAS, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 69 920
Address
P.i. Artunduaga C/ Usausuaga 5
48970 Basauri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elias Hontoria (Mr.)
ONEKA ARQUITECTURA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Campo Volantin 19
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miriam Martin (Ms.)
Sustainable Gwynedd Gynaladwy
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Penamser Road
LL49 9GB Porthmadog
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Seran Dolma (Ms.)
Ehituskonstrueerimise ja Katsetuste OÜ
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 80 708
Address
Koidu 35
10136 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ants Teppe (Mr.)
TRONDHEIM OG OMEGN BOLIGBYGGELAG
Norway
EU contribution
€ 105 687
Address
Krambugata 1
7005 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jomar Skov Jenssen (Mr.)