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Development of a novel and cost-effective range of nanotech improved coatings to substantially improve NIR (Near Infrared Reflective) properties of the building envelope

Objective

Recent work has shown the possibility to drastically increase the reflection performance of the building envelop, using nanotechnologies. Standard metal oxides are already known for their solar reflection properties, but latest developments identified that nanotechnologies can improve Index of Reflectance from an average of 0,35 to 0,85 because of their effectiveness on Near Infrared wavelengths, even on non white surfaces.
The NIR reflective COOL-Coverings Project aims to develop an easy to use and cost-effective range of coatings that can be rapidly offered in the market of retrofitting and new constructions: (1) on the external walls; (2) on façades ceramics; (3) on the roofs, for which an already existing new generation membrane will incorporate a nanotechnological-based NIR reflecting coating; (4) on the internal walls and tiles, since the NIR-Reflecting nanocrystalline oxides can be developed in such a reflection range that may also cover the radiation from indoor heating systems.
Glazed envelops and windows have not been considered in the scope of the project since several players are already active with a considerable amount of scientific papers. First simulations showed that NIR reflective solutions allow interesting savings in cooling and heating bills, and pay off rapidly the initial investment. The more competitive target will be air-conditioned buildings with flat roof in hot Mediterranean coast, while there is a clear evidence that also buildings in northern continental climates will payoff the additional investment in the NIR technology, due to reflective properties of the internal walls.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

KERABEN GRUPO SA
Address
Ctra Valencia Barcelona Km44.3
12520 Nules
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 236 581
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel Bengochea Escribano (Mr.)

Participants (13)

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 368 601
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Bertolucci (Ms.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Piotr Swieżewski (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS AICE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 210
Address
Campus Universitario Riu Sec
12006 Castellon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Rodríguez Rodrigo (Ms.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 200
Address
Via Della Lastruccia 3
50019 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piero Baglioni (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 450
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gian Marco Revel (Dr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 254 080
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 179 414
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bart Erich (Dr.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 103 860
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Timo Tuomi (Dr.)
NANOPHOS ANONIMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA ANAPTIXIS KAI YPIRESION - NANOPHOS COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME OF SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT
Greece
EU contribution
€ 192 400
Address
Lavrio Technological & Science Park
19500 Lavrio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Arampatzis (Dr.)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 168 750
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Matteazzi (Prof.)
AZIMUT SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 280
Address
Carl Scheele Strasse 14
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Nadalini (Mr.)
GEORG BORNER CHEMISCHES WERK FUR DACH-UND BAUTENSCHUTZ GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 774
Address
Heinrich Borner Strasse 31
36251 Bad Hersfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reiner Nowatschka (Mr.)
IRIS-SW
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 252 400
Address
Via Roggiana 39
6833 Vacallo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimiliano Gilardoni (Mr.)