FORMAR


IMPROVE THE SKILLS OF WORKERS TO MAKE SUSTAINABLE AND ENERGY EF-FICIENT BUILDING (FORMAR)


Three features of this development characterize the innovation brought: First, the utilization of vacuum insulated panels as the insulation element of the facade. The insulation layer in venti-lated facades is typically formed by conventional insulation materials. Second, the non-invasive characteristic of the installation since the substructure minimizes its points of contact with inner wall preventing the thermal bridges. This characteristic implies less logistics, therefore expedit-ing the installation activities. And third, the optimization of the air gap thickness to improve the PV panel performance.

Irene Rafols. Arch., Fundació Eurecat, Spain—Master of Architecture (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) specialized in development of new sustainable construction products with a deep knowledge in high performance concretes, sustainable materials and façade components. I also have a strong competence in construction and refurbish-ment processes focusing their improvement with IT technologies (BIM, IDDS, etc).

Daniel Cuiñas, Fundació Centre CIM, Spain – PhD in Physics (University of Santiago de Compostela). Experienced in structural simulations, numerical computation, data analy-sis and manufacturing techniques (subtractive and additive).

Kenny Rottenbacher, va-Q-tec AG, Germany – Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena). Experience with material proper-ties, especially glass and ceramics. Currently working in several H2020-EEB research projects for building insulation with vacuum-insulation panels (VIP).

Joaquim Rigola, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain—Professor Dr. En-gineer at UPC and Ph. D. Researcher and Promoter of the Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (CTTC-UPC). More than 20 years working in heat and mass trans-fer phenomena analysis, numerical simulation models and experimental test facilities.

Asier Sanz, TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain – MSc degree in Automation Engi-neering by the Faculty of Engineering of University of Deusto. Currently he is pursuing the PhD degree in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Basque Country, Automatics and System Engineering Department, where he also works as an assistant professor.