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    Predicting the future of the energy efficiency solutions of buildings: 100 prototypes in EffiBUILDING

    We are glad to share with you an important achievement of our most innovative sharing platform for the energy efficiency solutions of buildings.

    We have reached 100 prototypes available for consultation in our database related to the four macro categories windows, façade, photovoltaic modules and sensors. These prototypes represent the future of the technologies and innovations in the energy efficiency of buildings.

    This result has been possible thanks to the active members who share their prototypes as well as for our cooperation with ECTP (European Construction Technology Platform), which provide an excellent work of scouting and promotion of the most interesting prototypes from FP7 and H2020 European projects.

    Please feel free to share your incoming innovative products and prototypes.

    The EffiBUILDING team

    €212.5 million available to renewable energy projects from European Commission

    From today, you can apply for funding in eight energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme that are now open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €212.5 million. There are some interesting calls also for the energy efficeincy of buildings in particlar for BIPV solutions. 

    The topics open for applications are:

    – LC-SC3-RES-4-2018:  Renewable energy system integrated at the building scale (overall budget: €27.5m, two-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-5-2018:  Increased performance of technologies for local heating and cooling solutions (overall budget: €10 m, single-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-6-2018:  Demonstrate significant cost reduction for Building Integrated PV (BIPV) solutions (overall budget: €30 m, single-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-11-2018: Developing solutions to reduce the cost and increase performance of renewable technologies (overall budget: €30 m, two-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-12-2018:  Demonstrate highly performant renewable technologies for combined heat and power (CHP) generation and their integration in the EU's energy system (overall budget: €30 m, single-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-13-2018:  Demonstrate solutions that significantly reduce the cost of renewable power generation (overall budget: €45 m, single-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-21-2018:  Development of next generation biofuels and alternative renewable fuel technologies for road transport (overall budget: €25 m, single-stage application process)

    – LC-SC3-RES-28-2018-2019-2020:  Market Uptake support (overall budget: €15 m, single-stage application process)

    If you want to receive more information about the upcoming calls, please feel to contact us through the form

    E+E Elektronik sensors for building automation

    E+E Elektronik develops and manufactures a range of sensors and transmitters also for the building automation:

    EE10 is a high accuracy, long term stable humidity and temperature room transmitter designed for HVAC applications in residential and commercial buildings.

    EE150 is a compact, accurate and reliable transmitter for HVAC applications, available with analog current or voltage outputs for relative humidity (RH) and temperature (T), as well as an optional passive T-Sensor output.

    EE160 sensor is a cost effective, highly accurate and reliable solution for measuring relative air humidity and temperature.

    EE210 transmitter by E+E Elektronik meets the highest requirements in demanding climate control applications. Besides the accurate measurement of relative humidity (RH) and temperature (T), EE210 calculates various RH related parameters such as dew point, temperature, absolute humidity and mixing ratio.

    Detailed description and technical data are available in the sensor category.

    SolarWorld Industries Gmbh: German quality for PV modules

    According to SolarWorld, the company delivers modules that have greater than or equal to the nameplate rated power. SolarWorld guarantees a maximum performance degression of 0.7% p.a. in the course of 25 years, a significant added value compared to the two-phase warranties common in the industry. In addition, SolarWorld is offering a product warranty, which has been extended to 10 years.

    The new generation of the SW photovoiltaic modules are Sunmodule Plus and Sunmodule Bisun. The Sunmodule Plus delivers maximum flexibility for nearly every application. The Sunmodule Bisun protect delivers high yields all-round: It is a solar module active on both sides that converts light from all directions into electrical energy. This ensures up to 25 % more yield per installed kWp. Thanks to the use of the newest glass technologies, it also has a particularly long lifespan and high mechanical durability.

    Details information and data about the Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline and Sunmodule Bisun are available in the database.

    Osirys project: forest based composites for façades to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration

    The FP7 project Osirys has developed a serious of technologies to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration. The most promising prototypes are available in EffiBUILDING such as:

    Bio resins cladding panels: Pultruded profiles and infused cladding panels based on bio resins and reinforcement made of fused natural and glass fibres.

    Exterior Cladding System: the external cladding system is designed to provide a skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements and also for aesthetic purposes.

    Fibrous foams: Porous wood fibre webs with varied densities are manufactured by the foam-laid forming technology.

    Bio-Polymer foaming: Extrusion foamed bio-based thermoplastics are being developed in Osyris project as a core for an internal insulation board.

    More information about these innovative solutions are available in the database.

    Canadian Solar Low Internal Current (LIC) module technology

    Ku Modules from Canadian Solar is an innovative cool module design based on Low Internal Current (LIC) module technology, considered the next generation of module technology.

    The Ku module portfolio consists of the following types: KuMax (144 cells), KuPower (120 cells), KuBlack (120 cells) and the corresponding double-glass KuDymond. They are available in both poly- and monocrystalline.  KuDymond, KuMax and KuPower has also an innovative mono-PERC cell technology which the modules to reach a power range of up to 360/370 W.

    All the Ku modules are available in the database under crystalline subcategory.

    NanoSense technology for indoor sensors

    The E4000 probe uses solid state and NDIR sensors that only require a replacement of the sensor module every 10 years. This technology allows extremely low operating costs. Sober and discreet design of the probe allows easy integration in renovation and in new constructions. The modular architecture allows the probe to interface with various standardized automation systems (KNX, LON, Modbus RS485, IP (POE), EnOcean …).  

    E4000 IAQ probe together with P400 particles probe are products of NanoSense. Complete datasheets are available in the Sensors category.

    GLASSX solutions for façade to maximize natural lighting

    GLASSX Inc. develops and markets façade products. The core of all GLASSX products is a thin layer of translucent Phase-Change-Material (PCM). At room temperature, 16mm (5/8 inch) of this material can absorb as much heat as a 250mm (10 inch) concrete wall.

    This unique characteristic makes it possible to replace solid walls with glass elements. It prevents the building from overheating in summer while maximizing natural lighting.

    GLASSX offers two product lines based on the PCM technology: GLASSX®store, a modular interior element for curtain-wall constructions, and GLASSX®crystal, an all-in-one façade element with integrated sun protection and insulation for usage in light construction buildings.

    Both products’ descriptions and datasheets are available in the Façade category of the database.

    ECTP: 6th edition of the EeB PPP Project Review 2017

    The Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of ECTP is pleased to share with you the 6th edition of the EeB PPP Project Review 2017. This yearly publication presents the progress and results of 110 co-funded projects within the EeB PPP under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 45 co-funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    This new edition highlights current results and achieved or potential impact of the EeB PPP Projects. The projects demonstrate scientific and technological excellence, across all levels, from early stage conception to demonstration of almost ready-to-market innovations. Distributed into 7 technology-clusters defined according to the construction-related research and innovation value chain from the EeB PPP Roadmap (Design, Technology Building Blocks, Advanced materials and nanotechnology, Construction process, Energy performance monitoring & management, ICT and BIM), the 155 research projects featured in this brochure illustrate the diverse innovation approaches and the importance of embracing all aspects of the building and construction sector.

    You can download the 2017 version of the Project Review here or on ECTP website

    ENERGAID TC171: prototype for thermal insulation

    ENERGAID TC171 is a thermal insulation device used for structure's envelope, based on the active thermal insulation technology. It is inserted within panelings and coverage or roof cladding or façade cladding, during the prefabrication process. It finds application in the envelope of temperature controlled environments, such as food ageing, etc. It is activated by renewable thermal sources, and it multiplies the reduction effect of the heat exchanges, and it allows the full control of the internal temperature. The exclusive and direct employement of the geothermal, hydrothermal and solar energy, available on the site, makes almost insignificant the indispensable utilization of the electric energy.

    A detailed datasheet about the prototype is available on the Facade category (panel subcategory) of the database. 


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