ECO-SEE – ECO-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment
funding type European Comission
programme FP7-NMP
acronym/
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ECO-SEE
alternative reference 609234
research group(s) 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2013-09-01 - 2017-08-31 ( 48 Months )
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The ECO-SEE project aims to develop new eco-materials and components for the purpose of creating both healthier and more energy efficient buildings. We will create and symbiotically use natural eco-materials for healthier indoor environments through hygrothermal (heat and moisture) regulation and the removal airborne contaminants through both chemical capture and photocatalysis. Our objectives include advancing state of the art in the technology and application of multifunctional bio-based insulation materials, vapour permeable and hygrothermal and moisture buffering finishes, together with wood panel products, to create both internal partition and external highly insulated wall panels. Novel chemical treatments and processes will be used to enhance volatile organic compound capture capacity of materials. We will also develop highly novel photocatalytic coatings using nanoparticle technology, which will be suitable for use in interior spaces and compatible with lime and wooden surfaces. Novel material development will be completed in partnership with world-class expert organisations in indoor environmental quality. We will also create a new holistic modelling framework that combines air quality, hygrothermal comfort and acoustic quality for the well-being of building users. We will take new products through to proof of concept development with prototype manufacture, large scale tests and pilot studies. We will deliver products with at least 15% lower embodied energy, at least 20% longer life, and, for at least 20% lower build costs. Our consortium brings together a multi-disciplinary team of world-class researchers from universities and research organisations with a number of large enterprises and innovative SMEs, whose combined expertise and capacity will lead commercial development and exploitation of our products. We will engage with stakeholders, including Public and Health authorities and standards committees, and deliver training and technical guidance.
coordinator
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Maria Paula Seabra
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution University of Bath
partner institution(s) ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A.; Spain; UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO; Portugal; BANGOR UNIVERSITY; United Kingdom; BCB SAS; France; Black Mountain Insulation Ltd; United Kingdom; BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD; United Kingdom; CLAYTEC EK; Germany; PARCO SCIENTIFICO E TECNOLOGICO PER L'AMBIENTE - ENVIRONMENT PARK SPA; Italy; FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V; Germany; Greenovate! Europe; Belgium; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; India; MODCELL LTD; United Kingdom; NESOCELL SRL; Italy; SKANSKA UK PLC; United Kingdom; FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION; Spain; INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII DREWNA; Poland; KRONOSPAN LIMITED; United Kingdom; BLACK MOUNTAIN INSULATION LTD; United Kingdom; LIME TECHNOLOGY LIMITED; United Kingdom
industrial partner(s) yes
international partner(s) yes
total budget 9.383.070€
ciceco budget 333.907€
project code 3.50.171
link http://www.eco-see.eu/
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