A two day meeting has been planned in order to review the already done work and to discuss further progress of the FLUIDGLASS project. During this semiannual meeting, General Assembly meeting will take place to take some important decisions as well as several technical sessions, where technical issues arising during the previous phase of the project will be discussed. Planning of the further steps and actions will be also discussed during these technical sessions.
On 9th January 2014 Swiss Radio and Television broadcasting company SRF broadcast a report about the project FLUIDGLASS as a part of its regular show Einstein. The full video can be found in the Press releases section.
During the first day of the Kick-off meeting a press conference, which was aimed to introduce the project to public, took place. The project attracted a lot of attention especially in the local media, as evidenced by the large number of press releases. All of these articles can be found in the section Press releases.
On October 3rd and 4th 2013 FLUIDGLASS kick-off meeting took place in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The meeting organised by University of Lichtenstein was dedicated for the presentation of all partners and also for the introduction of the main parts of the project. It was also the first opportunity, where the whole consortium came together to start the discussion about the first tasks of the FLUIDGLASS project.
Euresearch, the Swiss network hosting FP7 NCPs, has recently published FLUIDGLASS success story.
The story “Experience and tenacity pay off” has been prepared together with the project coordinator Dr Daniel Gstöhl from the University of Liechtenstein and is describing the story behind the FLUIDGLASS project preparation.
The success story is available here.
FLUIDGLASS FP7 project has been launched on September 1st 2013 and will last for four years until August 2017.
The project develops a new and innovative concept for multifunctional solar thermal glass façades systems. The FLUIDGLASS approach turns passive glass façades into active transparent solar collectors while at the same time controlling the energy flow through the building envelope. FLUIDGLASS will bring a significant cost advantage compared to existing solutions; it will increase the thermal performance of the whole building resulting in energy savings potential of 50%-70% for retrofitting and 20%-30% for new low energy buildings while the comfort for the user will be significantly improved at the same time.
The consortium led by the University of Lichtenstein brings together partners experienced in glass architecture, building simulation and energy management but also in experimental testing, HVAC systems, manufacturing of glazing units and construction of façades.