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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.
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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)

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RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 368 601

MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS AICE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 177 210

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 225 200

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 280 450

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 254 080

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 179 414

TYOTERVEYSLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 103 860

NANOPHOS ANONIMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA ANAPTIXIS KAI YPIRESION - NANOPHOS COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME OF SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 192 400

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 168 750

SONACA SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 242 280

GEORG BORNER CHEMISCHES WERK FUR DACH-UND BAUTENSCHUTZ GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 138 774

IRIS-SW

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 252 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 260132

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 294 985

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

KERABEN GRUPO SA

Spain