Buildings are currently responsible for the consumption of almost one third of the total world energy. Therefore, improving the energy efficiency of existing and new constructions could contribute to curb significantly the direct and indirect CO2 emissions.
The proposal nanoMATErials foR lIfe long Eco buiLdings (MATERIEL) identified in nanomaterials and their application to surfaces, windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings, a viable solution to cut down energy consumption. However, research on the safety of these materials for long-term use and large-scale application is fragmented. Therefore, MATERIEL will bring together research groups of 38 partners from 20 countries* to address the existing gaps and define viable commercial technologies that can be applied to the whole value chain of eco-friendly buildings. The proposal was submitted by eseia at the beginning of September. Results are expected to come out in April 2018.
* Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.