2015-09-17 EFFESUS team picture

TECNALIA Research & Innovation – Spain
TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first RTO in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. We get ahead of future challenges by turning technology-based business opportunities into competitive advantages. At TECNALIA we are organized in 7 fully interconnected Business Divisions, where cooperation works thanks to the transversality of teams, projects and clients collaborating with each other, combining experience, commitment and knowledge. Our best asset is our team, made up of more than 1,500 experts who work to transform knowledge into GDP in order to improve people’s quality of live by generating business opportunities for companies.

The Sustainable Construction Division of TECNALIA develops and shares with all the different agents in the value chain of construction sector, the scientific and technical knowledge to ensure the quality, efficiency and safety of buildings and their environment, in support of citizens and line with the Future Strategic Challenges. We want to drive the transformation of construction and play a part in the protection of the planet through researching innovative environmentally-friendly technologies in construction and urban planning.
We are focused on finding technologies and cost-effective solutions for a number of emerging issues as the need to decrease energy use and greenhouse gas emission, the need for healthier indoor environment and the overpopulation of the cities. Our research activities around several scientific and technical priorities: Reducing the impacts of urban environments and buildings on health and improving comfort, learning how to build, manage and retrofit sustainable buildings throughout more efficient construction materials, improving the quality and safety of buildings to assure the safety of users and more safer structures facing different risks, developing simulations tools to serve sustainable construction and providing local authorities and urban operators with methodologies for sustainable urban development and working together with the industries to accelerate development, commercialization, and deployment of next-generation energy-saving building technologies.

  • Active participation in European Technology Platforms TECNALIA´s Sustainable Construction Division is present in Management and Executive Committees of European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), Spanish Construction Platform (PTEC), and of the “Joint Technological Initiative for Energy Efficient Buildings” (JTI E2BA), that arises from the ECTP to unite efforts in the area of building – neighborhood – city energy efficiency. Likewise it takes active part in working groups of European Steel Technologic Platform (ESTEP) and Spanish Steel Technological Platform (PLATEA). It also belongs to the International Energy Agency, Implementing Agreement ECBCS (Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems), as representatives of the Spanish Government (Department of Industry).
  • Team of International prestige in nanotechnology Our Green Concrete Research team belongs to the exclusive international scientific network (GDRI, Groupe du Researche Interna) “M2UN, Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope”, composed of the CNRS, MIT, Berkeley University and ETH Zurich.

Role in the Project

TECNALIA, a technology provider, due to its experience both in energy efficiency and cultural heritage, is responsible for the overall coordination of the project (WP10) and will lead the development of WP5 (Conceptualization, results integration and strategies for decision making) by combining the building stock model, The HISD-GIS, the repository and the new technologies developed, in order to collect all the project results.

Contact
Isabel Rodriguez- Maribona
isabel.rodriguez-maribona@tecnalia.com
Link to Website

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – Germany
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG), founded in 1949, is the largest organization for applied research in Europe. At present, the FhG, a non-profit organization, maintains 80 research units, including 60 Institutes, at over 40 different locations in Germany. A staff of about 21,000 most of them qualified scientists and engineers, work with an annual research budget of around EUR 1.8 billion. Affiliated research centres and representative offices in Europe, the USA and Asia provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to future scientific progress and economic development.
Link to Website


FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING PHYSICS IBP – Germany

The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP focuses its work on research, development, testing, demonstration and consulting in the various fields of building physics. The IBP is known for its expertise on all aspects of building physics, in particular for research and contributions to standards in the sector of energy efficiency of buildings and sustainability assessment. The Institute has in Holzkirchen the largest outdoor testing site in the world. Within the IBP the Fraunhofer-Centre in Benediktbeuern with its working group Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Building in a Historic Context focuses its research on cultural heritage in combination with building physics and energy efficiency. The Energy Systems Department develops energy system models on the district and city scales.

Role in the Project

Fraunhofer IBP is the scientific coordinator of the project and prepared for the leadership of WP 3 and WP 9. In detail Fraunhofer IBP is leader of Task 3.1, Task 3.2, Task 5.3, Task 9.3 and Task 9.5. Moreover Fraunhofer IBP contributes to Task 1.1., Task 2.2, Task 2.5, Task 3.5 as well as Task 4.4 and 5.4. Besides, Fraunhofer IBP is in charge for the organization of policy workshops and conferences in cooperation with Fraunhofer IMW. Finally, it will support the demonstration of GIS and new mortars by its testing in the Santiago and Bamberg case studies.

Contact
Dr. Gunnar Grün
gunnar.gruen@ibp.fraunhofer.de
Link to Website


FRAUNHOFER-CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IMW – Germany

The Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW focuses on questions regarding the internationalization of research, development and innovation. The research findings are made available to the economy and politics in a way that is application-oriented. The institute highlights the potential for innovation-based growth and a transnational knowledge transfer and provides support to clients and customers. The research field „Energy and social dialogue“ deals with interdependencies of technical and social developments on international energy markets. The assessment of political, legal and economic framework for renewable energies and energy efficiency in the target markets and their impacts on society is a main focus of the research field. Furthermore, adjacent environmental topics are analyzed on a regular basis. Besides policy- and system analyses, market and stakeholder studies as well as analyses regarding acceptance of technologies in society, the portfolio comprises the conception and implementation of awareness raising activities and the development of regional energy concepts.

Role in the Project

Fraunhofer IMW is leader of Task 8.1 (Development of new business models), Task 9.1 (Target group-specific concepts for stakeholder dialogue) and Task 9.2 (Public awareness raising). Moreover Fraunhofer IMW contributes to Task 6.4 (Validation of DSS) as well as Task 9.3 and is responsible for the project website and video. Finally Fraunhofer IMW is in charge of the organization of policy workshops and conferences (in cooperation with Fraunhofer IBP).

Contact
Urban Kaiser
urban.kaiser@imw.fraunhofer.de
Link to Website

R.E.D. SRL – Italy
R.E.D. S.r.l. is an Italian SME founded in January 2006 as a spin-off with the Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche as shareholder. The company is active in the renewable energy field with installations of geothermal coaxial heat exchangers coupled to heat pumps. The company also develops and installs innovative sensors built ad hoc and integrated in monitoring systems for thermal comfort, visual comfort monitoring, climatology, microclimatology, particularly applied to Cultural Heritage. Its strategy is to (i) provide systems and services in the field of energy based on renewable energies like but not limited to geothermal (ii) to develop, install and manage ad hoc built and commercial monitoring systems for microclimatic control and energy conservation (iii) to innovate and develop sensors and devices outside of the conventional application range to support and enhance its monitoring systems. Through the participation in several FP7 and other national research projects, the company is building out its expertise to fulfill the above mentioned strategy.

Role in the Project

RED will lead Task 3.3 (Energy storage technology) and Task 3.5 (Indoor climate solutions). Due to its experience in monitoring systems it will participate in the demonstration case studies by the implementation of a monitoring system in order to evaluate the impact of the applied technologies.

Contact
Luc Pockelé
luc.pockele@red-srl.com
Viale dell’ Industria 58 B
35129 Padova ( PD )
Italy
Phone +39 049 773656
Fax +39 049 2613445
Link to Website

Integrated Information Systems (I2S) – Greece
I2s is a high-tech information technology (IT) company specializing in asset management. The company aim is to use knowledge and expertise to assist companies and organizations to effectively manage physical assets, improve maintenance operations and therefore reduce costs and improve energy conservation. The state of the art technologies currently in use are: Web, multi-tier, WCF, ORM systems. I2S is the developer of the iMaint system (www.imaintsystem.com), which is a registered trademark in the European Union. Research and Development is essential for the competitiveness of I2S. Our participation in R&D projects supported by the European Union (in ESPRIT, IST, CRAFT and INCO programmes.) enables us to develop new, innovative solutions oriented towards the needs of the new economy. Our client base includes enterprises and organizations from many sectors in many different countries including Greece, Russian Federation, Czech Republic, Poland and throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Role in the Project

I2S will be in charge of leading WP6 (Development of the DSS), due to its experience on information systems and will participate in WP5 (Conceptualisation, results integration and strategies for decision making). It will be involved in dissemination and exploitation activities.

Contact
Aris Georgoulis
Link to Website (company website, only Greek)

SNEKKERIET VERDAL AS – Norway
Snekkeriet AS is a small window production company in Mid-Norway specializing on traditional wooden window types. Since its establishment in 2001, the company has focused broadly on product development to meet the strict requirements from the building conservation market, by delivering high quality products and continuing education of the staff. Only 100% heartwood are used in the production for obtaining the longest possible durability of the components and the window as a whole. Snekkeriet AS delivers products all over Norway due to the good reputation for the high quality and the ability to meet the special requirements for tailoring solutions for historic buildings, and have customers both within the historic buildings/the restoration sector and the new construction market. Generally, the company is focusing on innovative solutions within use of the wood material. In 2011, the company got national attention for an innovative approach when the production premises were totally destroyed by fire and re-erected in an experimental massive wood construction only using non-toxic and recyclable materials. Parts of the new premises are rented out to designers, architects, engineers and other small enterprises forming a co-operating cluster of professions within creative design relevant for Snekkeriets intention to focus on innovation, environmental friendly and high quality products.

Role in the Project

Snekkeriet AS will, in close collaboration with NTNU have the responsibility for Task 3.4, Development and production of prototypes for non-destructive and aesthetical acceptable components and solutions for reduction of energy loss from different types of original windows. The prototypes will be tested in NTNUs test laboratories in Trondheim.

Contact
Atle Aune
Link to Website

SAMPAŞ Nanotechnology (SNANO) – Turkey
SAMPAŞ Nanotechnology – a subsidiary of SAMPAŞ Information & Communication Systems – is one of the few companies that focus on commercialization of custom designed nano- and green technology solutions in Turkey. SAMPAŞ Nano has the vision of becoming the leading and the most innovative Nano technologies provider for the region.In order to implement breakthrough innovations, future companies will have to enforce nanotechnology applications in their production cycle. Our sole mission is to exploit what nano-science and nano-technology has to offer in the most effective and beneficial way for the convenience of our clients. We do not only work to implement the current technologies for the use of our current and potential clients but we also offer our consultancy in order to grab the future developments, today. SAMPAŞ Nano has access to the facilities of national nanotechnology labs, helping – mainly SMEs – to extend their value-added products portfolio with the use of 21st century technologies.

Role in the Project

Due to its technical background in material science and engineering disciplines SNANO will take part of challenging technical tasks related to material science research, in particular WP4 (Development of new materials for envelope retrofitting). SNANO will be involved in the Implementation of a pilot project at a demonstration site in Beyoglu Township located in Istanbul, Turkey and in dissemination and exploitation activities.

Contact
Kader Özgür
Link to Website

D’APPOLONIA SPA – Italy
D’Appolonia S.p.A. part of the RINA group is a major Italian firm which provides integrated engineering services to clients belonging both to the public and the private sector in the energy, environment, construction, oil and gas, transport, electronics and telecommunications domains. To offer high level services worldwide, D’Appolonia relies on a permanent staff of qualified engineers and scientists, mainly based in the headquarters in Genoa, Italy. Regional offices are located in the Italian cities of Milan, Viareggio, Rome, Naples, Brindisi, and Messina. Branch offices are located in Korea, China, Montenegro, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Belgium and United Arab Emirates. Most of the staff has an extended academic and technical background with post-graduate degrees. Their skills are related to civil and structural engineering, earth sciences and geotechnical engineering, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, risk, reliability and safety, chemical and process engineering, transportation systems, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering and science, electronics and telecommunications, aerospace and aeronautics. Since its foundation, D’Appolonia has participated in more than 20,000 projects worldwide, including most of European countries, United States, Eastern Europe and CIS countries, Northern and West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern America, and Asia. D’Appolonia is member of the High Level Group of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and is also a founding member of the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA). In the field of Energy Efficient and Green Buildings, the multidisciplinary staff of D’Appolonia guarantees deep knowledge in materials engineering, advanced insulation systems, their assembly installation, and maintenance. Additionally, in the framework of the European initiative on Smart Cities, D’Appolonia supports city municipalities and public authorities in identifying and targeting all actions which contribute to the achievement of objectives set in their energy plans.

Role in the Project

D’Appolonia will be mainly involved in the definition of the energy efficiency solutions repository by leading the corresponding Work Package (WP2). It will also be involved in WP5 (Conceptualisation, results integration and strategies for decision making).

Contact
Margherita Scotto
Link to Website

Consortium of the City of Santiago de Compostela (SANTIAGO) – Spain
The Consortium of the city of Santiago de Compostela was created in 1992 to stimulate the accomplishment of an urban project in the capital of Galicia, a historic spanish nationality in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula. The Consortium is under municipal ownership and chairmanship of Mayor Angel Currás. It is a public body shared by the Government of Spain, the regional Government of Galicia and the municipal Government of Santiago de Compostela. The main function is to encourage the coordination and loyal and active cooperation between all entities and agents. The Consortium proposes, promotes and supervises- in terms of founding and technical support- initiatives and projects within the city from the stage of design up to its materialization. The main objectives are to preserve and revitalize the cultural heritage of the city of Santiago and spread European values and the development of tourism and cultural activities related to the pilgrimage route.

Role in the Project

SANTIAGO, as end user and policy maker, will be mainly involved as case study for the project. It will participate in the definition of good practices and conservation criteria for the implementation of energy efficiency rehabilitations. Santiago de Compostela will be one of the case study where urban rehabilitation intervention is foreseen.

Contact
Ángel Panero Pardo
Link to Website

ACCIONA Infrastructures S.A. – Spain
ACCIONA is a major corporation made up of an array of businesses in a variety of sectors. ACCIONA comprises six divisions – Infrastructure, Real Estate, Energy, Water, Urban & Environmental Services, and Services & Transport. They all share a common commitment: to be pioneers in development and sustainability. ACCIONA Infrastructure is the heir to those original companies, companies that provided more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry, and a philosophy based on sustainability, quality, technology and experience. The company is now a leader in R&D and innovation and is ranked among the leading construction companies in the world recognised for its practice of implementing the most advanced and innovative techniques and technology, selectively incorporating those most suitable for each individual project. ACCIONA Infrastructure covers all aspects of construction, from engineering to project execution and maintenance. This includes the management of public works awards, especially in the area of transport (roads, motorways) and building construction, among which the most significant projects have been concessions awarded for hospital services and education centres. The company works along two main lines of business: civil works and construction. Additionally, its organisational structure has special support units for construction, among which the most important units are the Metal Structures workshops, the Machinery service, the Infrastructure Maintenance area, the Facilities area and the Engineering area, as well as various specialised auxiliary companies. All projects are carried out with careful consideration given to environmental, social and economic issues. And, all projects are executed in accordance with international sustainability regulations and with permanent action for improving construction processes thus improving sustainability, with new innovations and with the application of measures for the protection of the environment. ACCIONA Infrastructure is well established in strategic international markets such as Poland, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Canada. Thus, it has developed and participated in some of the most important sector projects of the last 50 years worldwide.

Role in the Project

Acciona will lead WP7 (Demonstration in real case studies), as a large company with experience in rehabilitation processes. It will also develop novel solar radiation selective coatings compatible with historic building facades and roofs, under WP4. Acciona will also collaborate in the integration of developed aerogel material within building elements and will further collaborate in demonstration activities.

Contact
Maria Casado
Link to Website

Uppsala University (UU) – Sweden
As of July 2013, Gotland University is part of Uppsala University Campus Gotland, located on the island of Gotland in the World Heritage city of Visby close to Stockholm and the Baltic Sea countries. The Department of conservation offers courses and bachelors programs in applied conservation. Research is focused on sustainable management of cultural heritage, with a focus on energy efficiency and indoor climate.

Role in the Project

Uppsala University will provide expertise mainly to WP 1, by taking the leadership of this Work Package. It will also contribute significantly to WP5 (Conceptualisation, results integration and strategies for decision making) and will participate in the optimization of new indoor solutions.

Contact
Tor Broström
tor.brostrom@konstvet.uu.se
Link to Website

EURAC RESEARCH – Italy
The Institute for Renewable Energy at EURAC research works mainly in the field of system integration of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, both within international research projects and direct cooperation with industry and public customers. The activities range from monitoring over simulation and integrated design support to the development of prototypes, energy strategies and actions plans. One of the institute’s focuses is energy efficiency in historic buildings. The expertise on the special demands of these buildings and suitable solutions at building scale is what EURAC brings into EFFESUS as well as obviously the link to the EURAC coordinated research project 3ENCULT on energy efficiency in historic buildings. The researchers in Bolzano will furthermore support the industry partners to best integrate their in the project developed products in the building – with their expertise in building (components’) simulations and the dedicated laboratories.

Role in the Project

As coordinator of the 3ENCULT project, EURAC will mainly contribute to find synergies between the two projects, by organizing networking activities. Because of its experience EURAC will lead Task 2.1 (identification of existing technologies at building scale) and will also lead Task 4.4 (Lab and outdoor testing of new materials developed).

Contact
Alexandra Troi
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Delap & Waller EcoCo Ltd. (DWE) – Ireland
DW EcoCo is an Integrated Sustainable Design Consultancy which provides a unique service to the building development, construction and property industries to create a more sustainable built environment. DW EcoCo employs a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified architects, engineers and other specialists to generate innovative, integrated sustainable designs for buildings and sites which create cost effective synergies working with the conventional professional disciplines of the building industry.

Role in the Project

DWE will use its practical experience and technical knowledge to develop the appropriate technical retrofit measures for cultural and historic buildings and districts. Its role in EFFESUS will be to contribute to WP1, WP2 and WP3, as well as proposing and developing business models, and participating in dissemination activities.

Contact
Jay Stuart
Link to Website

Dennis Rodwell (RODWELL) – United Kingdom
Dennis Rodwell (SME) is an independent consultancy in architecture and planning for cultural heritage and sustainable urban development. The firm focuses on the promotion and achievement of the best practice in the management of the broadly defined historic environment, at all scales from individual buildings up to and including entire cities. Dennis Rodwell has been described as ‘The leading architect-planner specialist in the field’ (John H Stubbs, ‘Time Honored: a global view of architectural conservation’, Wiley 2009).

Role in the Project

Comparative evaluation of historic building and district regulatory frameworks and practice in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands, their differing national energy policies, common EU emissions’ goals, including identification of commonality and discrepancies between cultural heritage objectives (subsuming conservation and tourism), building standards and energy efficiency measures (both passive and active) together with defining needs and requirements for prioritizing energy efficiency interventions (WP1). Identification of best practice historic building and district models (interventions and initiatives) from within the four countries.

Contact
Dennis Rodwell
Link to Website

National Research Council – Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC) – Italy

ISAC is one of the biggest Italian research center, within the National Research Council (CNR). Since 1984 ISAC was involved in numerous EC projects and its activity is focused on the impact that climate and microclimate produce on cultural heritage and cultural landscape, including the identification of strategies for conservation and identification of environmental technology for the damage assessment of cultural assets both indoor and outdoor and management of the microclimate also connected with energy control. In particular the unit studies the effects of climate and microclimate on moveable and immoveable Cultural Heritage, the comfort of people and cultural heritage taking care to the mechanisms of damage. The unit collaborates with various research institutes in Italy and Europe, with public organisations responsible for the conservation of cultural heritage and with local authorities for indoor and outdoor damage assessments of cultural assets and it is involved in university teaching and professional training courses in the fields of Atmospheric Physics, Climate Change, Durability of Building Materials and Sustainable Protection of Cultural Heritage. Since 1984 It was involved in researches in the environmental and most recently also in energy aspects. The last EU project where: EC 6th FP RTD STREP Project Noah’s Ark on Global climate change impact on built heritage and cultural landscapes” (SSPI-CT-2003-501837); 8. EC 7th FP RTD Project TeACH on Technologies and tools to prioritize Assessment and diagnosis of air pollution impact on immovable and movable Cultural Heritage; EC 7th FP RTD Project MESSIB on Multi-source Energy Storage System Integrated in Buildings; EC 7th FP RTD Project H-KNOW on Advanced Infrastructure for Knowledge Based Services for Buildings Restoring and EC 7th FP RTD Project NANOMATCH on Nano-systems for the conservation of immoveable and moveable polymaterial Cultural Heritage in a changing environment”.

Role in the Project

The role of CNR-ISAC in this project will be mainly devoted to WP1 and Task 3.5, where the research group, by its experience in microclimate evaluation, will contribute to the optimization of the indoor climate solutions. In WP7, where the monitoring of the case studies will be performed, CNR-ISAC is leading Task 7.1 and partecipates to Task 1.3. Finally CNR-ISAC is leading Task 8.4, in which the Life Cycle Assessment will be carried out.

Contact
Dr. Adriana Bernardi
Corso Stati Uniti 4
35127 Padova, Italy
Phone : +39 (0)49 8295906
Fax : +39 (0)49 8295619
Link to Website

University of Stuttgart – Institute of Materials Testing (USTUTT) – Germany

The “Materialprüfungsanstalt (MPA) Universität Stuttgart” (Materials Testing Institute University of Stuttgart) is an independent research organisation and the central materials testing institute of the University of Stuttgart with about 400 co-workers. The two divisions “Protection of buildings and plants” and “Non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring” are involved in the project. With its expertise in the preservation of historic structures, MPA Stuttgart can assess possible impacts on the regarded buildings and materials. Furthermore, the newly developed materials can be tested under laboratory conditions for their applicability and performance in comparison to existing materials (WP4). It will also participate in the evaluation of the influence of the proposed and demonstrated energy efficiency measures on the structures, with special respect to the preservation of cultural heritage.

Role in the Project

With its expertise in the preservation of historic structures, MPA Stuttgart will assess possible impacts on the regarded buildings and materials. Furthermore, the newly developed materials will be tested under laboratory conditions for their applicability and performance in comparison to existing materials (WP4). It will also participate in the evaluation of the influence of the proposed and demonstrated energy efficiency measures on the structures, with special respect to the preservation of cultural heritage.

Contact
Dr. Jürgen Frick
Materials Testing Institute – MPA University Stuttgart
P.O. Box 801140
70511 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone : +49 (0) 711/ 685-63381
Fax: +49 (0) 711/ 685-66797
Link to Website

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) – Norway
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s second largest university, with 3300 scientific employees involved in around 2000 research projects divided over 7 faculties and 53 departments. About 300 PhD degrees are awarded yearly, on topics including architecture and urban planning, medicine, social sciences and humanities, governance, technology, science and art. In 2008, NTNU was ranked as the No.1 university in Europe in Engineering education for Sustainable Development (EESD), in 2009 as no.2 NTNU is involved as partner or coordinator in 64 projects in EU’s 7th Framework Programme. NTNU has a long-standing collaboration with the SINTEF group, the largest research organisation in Scandinavia. NTNU participates in the EFFESUS project with researchers from Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, which will be supplemented with experts from other faculties if necessary.

Role in the Project

NTNU will be Task leaders for Task 1.4, Identification and evaluation of European and national policies and legislation related to energy efficiency and cultural heritage, and Task 2.4, Recovering of old architectural solutions and strategies. Furthermore NTNU will lead Task 3.4, Improvement of moisture and thermal properties of original windows, where propotypes will be developed and tested together with Snekkeriet window producers. Finally NT

Contact
Eir Grytli
Professor Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Alfred Getz’ v. 3
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Phone: +47 73 59 50 88
Link to Website

BOFIMEX BOUWSTOFFEN BV – Netherlands
BOFIMEX BOUWSTOFFEN BV is a key-player on the Dutch market as supplier of restoration mortars, surface-preparation products, silicate- and lime paints, bee-wax treatments for hydrofuge and anti-graffiti etc. Bofimex is a day-to-day partner to restoration architects, owners of listed buildings and a wide variety of consultants and contractors in this field. By January 2012 Bofimex became part of the Strikolith Group. Gevelsupport BV, business partner of the Strikolith Group. Gevelsupport BV is an engineering office specialised in the development, design, survey and monitoring of rendered walls and EWI-systems (external wall insulation).This office is a business partner of Bofimex and co-operates in the work.

Role in the Project

Bofimex will participate in the development of insulating mortars for outdoor and indoor applications, compatible with the historic substrates, as well as in the dissemination and/or exploitation of the results, leading Task 4.3.

Contact
Bastiaan J. Verhey
Link to Website

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) – United Kingdom

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is the lead public body to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. HES manages Scotland’s statutory heritage protection system, maintains and makes accessible 336 historic places, provides technical advice and fosters conservation and traditional building skills. As part of this, HES advises on and researches the energy efficiency and sustainability of Scotland’s traditional and historic buildings.

Role in the Project

HES provides advice on all aspects of sustainable building conservation, both on policy and technical levels, and, because of its experience as policy development supporter, leads the validation of the Decision Support System. HES also coordinates a case study in Glasgow to demonstrate and test new applications of blown aerogel fibre insulation.

Contact
Carsten Hermann
Historic Environment Scotland
Conservation Directorate
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh EH9 1SH
Scotland / UK
carsten.hermann@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Link to Website

A. Proctor Group Ltd. (APG) – Uinted Kingdom
A. Proctor Group Ltd designs, develops and manufactures a portfolio of technically advanced products for the construction industry. Its high quality, innovative solutions are designed to meet the continuously evolving requirements of this sector both in new build and refurbishment projects. The company’s has gradually expanded and now encompasses five divisions:

  • Acoustic Floor and Wall Solutions,
  • Ground Gas Protection,
  • Thermal Insulation, focused on Hard to Treat/Traditional buildings.
  • Condensation Control, within new and existing buildings.
  • Timber Cladding. APG has established a reputable presence in the specialist, high added value thermal insulation market with their innovative

Spacetherm Aerogel product (a high insulating nanotechnology blanket). APG has a strategic partnership with Aspen Aerogels and has developed several innovative products for the construction industry some of which have been recognised by the TSB ‘Retrofit for the Future’ (RFTF) programme, The Energy Savings Trust, OFGEM, DECC and more importantly Historic Scotland. Our future key area for strategic R&D is in the development of more wall and floor treatments focused on ‘Hard to Treat and traditional buildings’ such as solid stone and brick built properties. The UK has the oldest housing stock of any developed nation in the world and therefore the demand for innovative thermal solutions will be significant. The existing options in the market for thin internal wall insulation have limited thermal performance and energy efficiency. Having already developed and applied initial phase one products
for the thermal refurbishment of traditional/historic buildings APG are committed to expanding there existing knowledge and portfolio by working with Universities, installers and other interested parties in order to create bespoke solutions and best practise.

Role in the Project

APG will lead Task 4.2 where a new blow in areogel will be developed. It will also participate in dissemination and exploitation activities.

Contact
Iain Fairnington
Link to Website

HOR-BER Ltd. – Hungary
The HOR-BER Investment Consulting and Architectural Design Engineering Ltd. were established in 1991 as a family business. The company operates in project management, public procurements, consulting and architectural design. Architectural design projects are conducted completely including architectural design, interior design, all aspects of building service engineering, statics, electricity engineering in some cases involving other necessary special design areas.
During the previous years the research became an important branch of the SME: the environmentally sound refurbishment of existing buildings supported by life cycle assessment scenarios is the main focus of the research field of our colleagues. The company participated in several European research projects in cooperation with the ÉMI Non-profit Company and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (e.g. Green City Building, ENSLIC and Concerto Pime’s).

Role in the Project

HOR-BER, due to its broad background in cultural heritage, architectural design and energy issues will provide expertise mainly to WP 1-2 and WP 7 and as leader of WP8. HOR-BER will implement a case study in Budapest: the refurbishment of a determined part of a listed building with about 100m2 floor area (an educational building, one classroom) in course of the Task 7.1 Installation of the new technologies and systems, dissemination and exploitation activities.

Contact
Sara Horvath
H-1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 66.
Phone: +361 466 7333
Fax: +361 361 1786
Postal address: H-1518 Budapest, PF414
Link to Website

SAS GOUAS – France
SAS GOUAS is a company of heritage restoration especially in stone cutting, masonry and installation of tiled floors. This activity is a tradition in this family for three generations. The company works with natural materials and of nearness, with a mastery of the waste during the construction site until the end of life of a house ( biodegradable materials), bringing a comfort and a quality of life to its customers. The company works with new materials like hemp, and uses them in new conditions (heating floor), which are in fact ancestral methods employed with new methods.It also attempts the successful demonstration of energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings by only minor intervention.

Role in the Project

GOUAS will be leading WP4 (Development of conservation compatible new materials for envelope retrofitting), enabling the understanding of the applicability of new materials to historical buildings. It will also be in charge of the installation in real case studies, jointly with Acciona.

Contact
Francis Gouas
Link to Website

Advanced Management Solutions Ltd. (AMS) – Greece
The last five years AMS Ltd gained expertise on Sustainable Building Systems, Energy Efficient Building Technologies and retrofitting.
It has great experience in large civil engineering projects gathered during the Athens Olympics preparations. It has extensive experience regarding industrial advance insulation applications, having successfully commissioned over 100 projects.

Role in the Project

In the framework of EFFESUS project, AMS will supply the technology for the production of additives and coatings (i.e. paints) which combine insulation with multifunctionality, under WP4.

Contact
Constantinos Tsoutis
Link to Website

Active Aerogels (AA) – Portugal
Active Aerogels manufactures aerogels for thermal superinsulation (space, oil&gas), for removal and the recovery of toxic organic compounds in effluents, and for controlled drug release.

Role in the Project

Active Aerogels contribution to EFFESUS project is mainly devoted to WP4. AA will be involved in the synthesis of aerogels for superinsulation blankets, providing the raw material to be incorporated in the insulation solutions based on nano-structured materials.

Contact
Marta Ochoa
Link to Website

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