Safe and energy-efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment

Objective target

  • Develop new eco-materials and compo­nents for the purpose of creating both healthier and more energy efficient buildings.
  • Create and symbiotically use natural eco-material for healthier indoor environments through hygrothermal (heat and moisture) regulation and the removal of airborne contaminants.
  • Develop design tools for holistic assessment of indoor environmental quality (IEQ).


Course of action

  • Advancing state of the art in the techno­logy and application of multifunctional bio-based insulation materials, vapour perme­able and hygrothermal and moisture buffering finishes, together with wood panel products, to create both internal partition and external highly insulated wall panels.
  • Develop indoor air quality (IAQ), hygro­thermal and acoustic models
  • Model integration and prototype application



  • Generic Room Model (GRM) in Modelica exported and used as stand-alone simu­lation module (FMU).
  • Using parametric data and interfaces to building information modeling (BIM).
  • Novel database for ECO-SEE product information coupled with multi-domain simulation models.  
  • Evaluation of simulation results by multi-dimensional IEQ parameters.
  • User friendly prototype IEQ assessment tool for evaluation and comparison of ECO-SEE product performance.