Osirys - Newsletter - February 2015

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Osirys - Newsletter - February 2015

Project OverviewAimsThe OSIRYS project will aim to improveindoor environmental quality and energyefficiency by developing forest-basedbiocomposites for façades and interiorpartitions to be applied in retrofitting andnew building construction.ConceptIndoor air quality and emissions frombuilding materials have been, over thelast several decades, a major challengefor scientists, industry and consumers.Traditional construction materialscontribute to contaminants such as VOCs,formaldehyde, particulates and fibres.OSIRYS partners will work with new ecoinnovativebuilding materials, which are ableto provide a healthier indoor environment,to develop a holistic solution to thecurrent emissions challenges facing theconstruction industry.DevelopmentA practical solution for façades and interiorpartitions will be developed ready to beapplied in building retrofitting and newconstruction. These will demonstrate avariety of functionalities able to meet thestrictest requisites of the Building Code andwill be showcased in real-life applications.OutcomesThe new materials will improve air qualityby eliminating micro-organisms, increasingthermal and acoustic insulation andcontrolling breathability of the constructionsystems.Biocomposite ProfileMultifunction LayerWeather ResistantOutdoor PanelLight Foam PanelCork-Based PanelFire Resistant PanelWaterproofMembraneThe figures above left and above right show an scheme of the elements and products that can bemanufactured by the development of an easily assembled modular multi-layer envelope based onbiocomposites. As can be seen, besides complete façade systems, light envelopes and partition walls can beobtained. These products will be developed within the project.Newsletter Issue 1 - February 20153

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