An innovative project offering a CO2-reducing, remote façade maintenance system that will contribute to green change both nationally and internationally.
A sustainable façade is not just a buzzword, but a solution needed in the construction sector, as today's European buildings use around 40 per cent of energy and emit 36 per cent of CO2.
Called ConTech, the period of integration, new systems and sustainability in the construction products market has enormous potential as it gradually moves to more sustainable and advanced digital solutions.
The project's goal is the development of a new product which reduces CO2 emissions and the operational costs of buildings by empowering IoT systems therein. To create a minimally polluting, automated façade system integrated into a building’s management system.
- Contribute to the development of innovative solutions that will help reduce the negative impact on the environment in the field of construction.
- Conversion of aluminum systems to wood-based structures will reduce the CO2 footprint by up to 70-75 per cent and primary energy consumption from non-renewable sources by 53-56 per cent.
- Integrated sensors will allow monitoring of the parameters of the new facade system, integrating it with common building management systems and implementing a predictable service model.
Work Package 1
Analysis and correlation of sensor data with the technical properties of the facade element and their limit values:
- Surface dust sensor and facade surface need for cleaning
- Humidity sensor and critical moisture content in the elemental facade joints
- Humidity sensor and loss of thermal insulation properties
- Wooden frame sensors
List of sensors are to be defined during the research according the collected data quality.
Work Package 2
Feasibility study of the information collected by sensors. The goal is to identify additional application of information collected by sensors.
Work Package 3
Development and description of the digital twin concept. The scope of the work includes experimental 3D scanning and real-time data display of building.
Participants at OsloMet
- Staticus UAB
- Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)