The project will work towards its objectives by ensuring that the research activities as well as the proof of concept testing, demonstration and evaluation of the ECO-SEE wall panels in large-scale test cells, field trials and pilot building projects is conducted methodologically over the course of the four years.

 

 

The first step will be the characterisation of the materials that are to be used in order to achieve VOC capture, hygrothermal and moisture buffering and the physical and chemical analysis of these materials. Based on these results the photocatalytic coatings and the novel materials will be developed, exploring different types of bio-based products such as wood based panels as well as lime and clay materials. Following that step a holistic Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) model will be built which will lead to the prototype product development.

 

 

During the demonstration step, there will be field test validations which will be conducted in two of the partner countries (Spain and UK), along with the testing of the materials in pilot projects.

 

 

LCA and LCC will be utilised all along the project, ensuring that all project results reflect Life Cycle principle.

 

In addition, the project will dedicate considerable effort, from the very beginning of the project for the dissemination and commercial exploitation of the project results, with annual workshops though which business models will be explored and business plans developed. 

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1. Sources of Humidity

  • People and pets
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Laundry
  • Plants

2. Eco-See interior Wall Panel

  • Hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials prevent moulds
  • Photocatalytic coatings on both faces treat harmful pollutants
  • Low emission materials
  • Accoustic comfort

3. Windows and Doors

  • Low U-value
  • Air tight details and seals
  • Low emissivity glass

4. Eco-See Exterior Wall Panel

  • Highly insulated, air tight construction 
  • Vapour permeable materials
  • Hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials
  • Photocatalytic coatings on internal face treat harmful pollutants
  • Bio-insulation materials remove VOCs
  • Low emission materials

5. Building construction 

  • Air tight construction 
  • Sealed (with membrane) to prevent radon gas entry

6. Sources of VOCs

  • Furnishings, carpets and paints
  • Manufactured goods
  • Cleaning products
  • Air fresheners

 

Eco-see exterior wall panel

  • Air tightness levels meeting PassicHaus requirements
  • U-Values below 0.15 W/m2K
  • Robust detailing provide acoustic comfort
  • No thermal bridges

 

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  1. Low carbon structural elements 
  2. Novel moisture buffering plasters
  3. Novel bio-based insulation (VOC capture & hygrothermal regulation)
  4. Durable materials, details and finishes
  5. Novel vapour permeable photocatalytic coatings