Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration
The sixth EeB PPP Impact Workshop took place on 18-19 April 2016 in Brussels. The E2BA, EC representatives and project coordinators of EC projects funded under FP7 and H2020 participated in the two day event.
Published: 19th May 2016
SUCCESSFUL ECO-SEE-AMANAC INDOOR AIR QUALITY WORKSHOP IN MUNICH
Published: 23rd March 2016
Osirys partner IVL to present at spring meeting of SWESIAQ (Swedish chapter of International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate)
Published: 10th March 2016
VIDEO: Prepreg material manufacturing process
Published: 13th January 2016
Use of bio-based prepregs to improve indoor air quality.
Agenda for ECO-SEE Indoor Environmental Quality Workshop Available to Download
Published: 13th January 2016
The agenda for the ECO-SEE Indoor Environmental Quality Workshop in which OSIRYS will participate is now available to download.
Tendering Process for Demo Building Construction has been Launched
Published: 4th January 2016
The tendering process for the construction works was launched on the 22nd December 2015
Presentations from AMANAC Standardisation and Financial Opportunities Workshops Available for Download
Published: 16th December 2015
The presentations from the recent AMANAC Standardisation and Financial Opporutnities Workshops which took place on 5th and 6th November 2015 in Brussels are now available for download.
All-natural indoor materials offer sustainable health benefits
Published: 10th December 2015
EU researchers have developed natural building materials to tap growing demand for sustainable construction, and also achieve health benefits.
OSIRYS Partners held Month 30 meeting at ACCIONA Infraestructuras S.A., Spain
Published: 26th November 2015
The Month 30 Project meeting took place on 18th -19th November 2015 in Madrid, Spain and was hosted by ACCIONA Infraestructuras S.A.
Osirys project partner Conenor Ltd to speak at Sixth WPC & NFC Conference, Cologne
Published: 23rd November 2015
Osirys to participate alongside ECOSEE in workshop on safe, energy-efficient and affordable materials for indoor/outdoor wall panels
Published: 12th November 2015
By joining this workshop, participants will get an insight into the current project´s activities and the latest results.
Osirys Project Partners Present at ICAE 2015
Published: 9th November 2015
Osirys project partners were amongst the 70 speakers covering an array of technology developments on Architectural Envelopes at ICAE 2015.
The OSIRYS partners gathered recently at the manufacturing facility of Omikron DOKK in Hungary
Published: 24th June 2015
This meeting marks the mid-point of the project and was a chance to report on the research results into photocatalytic paints, fire retardant composites, bio foams, cork cores and nano-modified thermoplastics.
Osirys partners to participate in ICAE 2015
Published: 30th April 2015
Osirys project partners will participate in the VII International Congress on Architectural Envelopes on 27th May.
Osirys partner NetComposites to speak at BCIC 2015
Published: 24th April 2015
Anthony Stevenson of NetComposites is to speak at the BCIC 2015 - Biocomposites in Construction international conference on 21-22nd May 2015.
First Osirys Project Newsletter now available to download
Published: 20th April 2015
The first issue of the Osirys project newsletter is now available to download from the "Media Downloads" section of the project website.
Osirys exhibited at sucessful CompIC EU Project Clustering Event
Published: 5th February 2015
Miriam Garcia Gonzalez, Osirys project coordinator of Tecnalia, presented at the CompIC EU Project Clustering Event on 4th February
New website launched for Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) Conference 2015
Published: 19th November 2014
NetComposites has launched a new website for the seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference which will take place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John's College, Cambridge, UK.
Stakeholders share their view on improving the indoor environment of energy efficient buildings, within the framework of the European projects OSIRYS and ECO-SEE
Published: 6th November 2014
A stakeholder workshop on "Improving the indoor environment of energy efficient buildings" has been organized by the Division for Sustainable Construction of TECNALIA, on 17th September 2014.
NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International CompIC Conference
Published: 24th September 2014
NetComposites will present CompIC (Composites in Construction), an international conference taking place 3rd February 2015 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.
Indoor Air Quality and emissions from building materials have been over the last decades a major challenge for scientists, industry and consumers. Traditional construction materials contribute to contaminants such as VOCs, formaldehyde, particulates and fibres. However, new eco-innovative building materials are able to provide a healthier indoor environment both by substituting source of contamination and by elimination of contaminants arisen from other indoor sources.
Within OSIRYS proposal a holistic solution for facades and interior partitions will be developed ready to be applied in building retroffiting and new construction by means of the development of forest based biocomposites with different functionalities able to meet the strictest requisites of the Building Code and improve indoor air quality by VOC and microorganisms elimination, increase thermal and acoustic insulation and control breathability of the construction systems.
Thermoset epoxy resin based in forest wastes and thermoplastic lignin-base polymer will be reinforced with natural fibres such as wood, flax, hemp, etc. Besides, cork granules will be used for insulation performance. Special attention will be put on additives, especially fire retardants, to meet cost/processability/performance ratio. However, it is expected that biomass feedstock in each building element will be >75%, what allows to reduce embodied energy on building materials by more than 25%.
Research activities will include: development and testing of the new eco-innovative materials; design and engineering to ensure the technical viability, aesthetical aspect and ease to incorporate the system in building retrofit actions; LCA; evaluation of the reuse and recycling; study on the adequateness to the requirements of the Building Code; demonstration activities by applying the final system in a test building and in two new buildings in Spain and Sweden to make validation in two different climates and cost effectiveness assessment.