LEEMA

Low Embodied Energy Advanced (Novel) Insulation Materials and Insulating Masonry Components for Energy Efficient Buildings.

A review of the embodied energy values of the various building materials shows that the embodied energy of the most widely used insulation materials in construction applications is characterized by very high values. This mainly results either from the energy intensive conditions applied for the manufacturing of the mineral based insulation materials or from the high embodied energies of the oil- based raw materials used for the production of the organic based ones. Moreover, conventional insulating materials can suffer from various disadvantages including not stable thermal and acoustic performance overtime, combustibility, shrinkage and setting, and pollution of the indoor building environment.
In this frame the objective of the project is the development of a new generation of inorganic insulation materials and building insulation masonry components, that will have 70-90% lower embodied energy, 20-25% lower unit cost than the synthetic organic and mineral based ones, like EPS, XPS, Stone and Glass Wool, and at the same time they will not present their technical, health and/or environmental drawbacks. New formulations and products will be called “3I” materials, since they will be Inorganic, Insulating and Incombustible.

Partners

  • S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MINING OUARRYING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TOURISTSHIPPING TECHNICAL COMPANY SA, Greece
  • REDCO NV Etex Belgium 1 48
  • Schlagmann Baustoffwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • THERMAL CERAMICS DE FRANCE SAS, France
  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece
  • D'APPOLONIA SPA, Italy
  • Morando S.r.l., Italy
  • MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND PRUFANSTALT AN DER BAUHAUS UNIVERSITAT WEIMAR, Germany
  • UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART, Germany
  • CAE Services GEIE, Belgium
  • CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSTRUCTION, Belgium
  • FENIX TNT SRO, Czech Republic
  • FIBRAN INSULATING MATERIALS INDUSTRY DIMITRIOS ANASTASIADIS SA, Greece


Coordinator

S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MINING OUARRYING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TOURISTSHIPPING TECHNICAL COMPANY SA

Duration

48 months (1.1.2012-31.12.2015)

Budget

EUR 8,1 million

Funding Programme

FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB

Area

Energy Efficient Buildings

Our Services

  • Dissemination of project results