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Development of a convergent design tool to improve simultaneously hygrothermal and aero-thermal simulation of building

Type of activity
Competitive project
Funding entity
EUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
Acronym
DECODE
Funding entity code
DECODE.EIT/KIC InnoEnergy/FPA/1
Amount
86.000,00 €
Start date
2011-01-01
End date
2011-12-31
URL
http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/162011IP12Decod Open in new window
Abstract
Today, primary energy use in the built environment accounts for about 35% of total EU energy consumption. In order to reduce the energy and carbon burden linked to materials and components, Europe will see an increasing pressure on their sustainable performance, i.e. longer service life, multifunciontality as a primary step to create added-value of material use, more efficient use of primary raw materials, an increase in recycling as well as an increasing use of renewables.

The aim of the project is to reduce the global energy impact of buildings thanks to improvement of insulation panels performance in regards of energy performance and consideration improvement of mass transfer into them. The main goal is to propose a methodology for hygro-thermal design of buildings, based on reliable tools and methods. The aimed methodology should be able to qualify and to quantify the novel solutions, representing energy impact of mass transfers. DECODE project will use existing wood-based construction (INCAS houses but will also test innovative construction materials like modified cork or advanced foamed plastic, and construction materials based on vegetal fibres, as application example.
Scope
Europa
Call year
2011
Funcding program
Knowledge Innovation Communities
Funding call
Grant Agreement
Grant institution
European Institute For Innovation And Technology

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