Team leader: Tilmann Kuhn
Work Package 3 is the largest in the iNSPiRE project with 26% of the total PM, 16 partners and eight tasks. This work package will be led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and is concerned primarily with the development of envelope packages for the retro-fit of existing buildings. It is closely linked with the second technical work package in iNSPiRE: Work Package 4, the design and development of energy generation and energy distribution systems.
An envelope of a building is the layer that separates the inside and the outside of the construction. It includes the walls, windows and roof and takes into consideration a multitude of factors including daylight supply, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems as well as aesthetics and comfort levels.
Work Package 3 will initially define standardised envelope packages. This governing task will be led by FhG-ISE and, using the data collected in Work Package 2, WP3 will produce 5-10 standardised envelope packages for the seven primary target buildings. This intelligence will be fed directly to the partners responsible for building the renovation kits.
Work Package 3 will produce four facade kits in total: two metal/glass for tertiary purposes and two wooden facades for domestic purposes. The four facades feature different solutions that include the integration of HVAC (heating and cooling ventilation system) and the integration of thermal and energy storage systems.
There will be two roof solutions developed during Work Package 3. One will integrate cabling and distribution systems for water and the second will feature an innovative solar cooling system, the detailing for which will be carried out by cleantech company, ClimateWell.
This work package will also see the development of an innovative energy generation component, the micro pump. Sub-task leaders, the Unit of Energy Efficient Buildings at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK) will be developing the pump alongside industry partners.
The envelope packages developed in this work package will aim to minimise disturbance to the building’s inhabitants, maximise RES and produce easy-to-fit, plug-n-play industrialised kits that can be sold on the market.
German-based FhG-ISE is largest solar energy research institute in Europe. The work at the Institute ranges from the investigation of scientific and technological fundamentals for solar energy applications, through the development of production technology and prototypes to the construction of demonstration systems.