Environment conscious energy efficient building

TÁMOP 4.2.2.A-11/1/KONV-2012-0068

The project exposure area through the environmental awareness and energy efficiency is to minimize the CO2 emissions, to raise awareness of environmental protection, and green energy supply. The main tasks and objectives of the project to

  • minimize the environmental impact of the residential buildings
  • reduce the cost of building materials
  • use of renewable energy sources and store CO2 in wood house buildings
  • elaborate new environmental friendly, wood based insulation materials

The project has the next research sub-projects:

1. Geothermal energy, renewable energy

The time of use of fossil fuels is about to expire, but before the depletion of several major energy sources could several crises happened, which explosion could have economical and even political grounds. The energy prices of fossil fuels increased and the prices for the renewable and alternative energy sources are still low, but according some administrative measures the investment period became shorter. As a result the new technologies are becoming available for lower and more efficient costs, which also can cause a shorter payback period. The research helps to explore the renewable energy sources availability, amount, and accessibility, especially the geothermal energy, which has big resources in Hungary.

2. Environmental technology, environmental protection, environmental safety, conservation technologies

Wood frame experimental building The weather is becoming more extreme and this cause big environmentally changes. That’s why more and more emphasis, and scientific and political cooperation to protect the environment, significantly reduce the CO2 emission with use of more wood in residential buildings. The main scientific goal is to expand the green energy production, store and use available green energy sources and wood, for reducing CO2 emissions in environment.

3. Materials Science

The CO2 emission is significantly lower, and the storage of CO2 is much higher in natural building materials are than in any other non-natural building materials. The wood products store 1.8 times their mass of CO2 equivalent, and its utilization is a huge challenge for the environmental and material scientists. The natural carbon storage of materials, especially of the wood hides’ serious exploitation. Research focus is, that the wood-based and natural products could become functionally and economy competitive.

4. Researches related to the European industry's competitiveness, productivity and innovation potential in information and communication technologies

Bark as insulation material Development of renewable and alternative energy efficiency is a benefit of the project. Researchers are focusing on the seasonal heat storage model, which could revolutionize the heating of residential buildings, and also could serve as a low-energy solution for building heating. New natural-based insulation materials development also provides energy benefits. The natural based insulating material forms minimal energy input, compared to traditional insulation materials, on the other hand, cellulose-based material takes a large amount of carbon as the built-in material. The stored amount of carbon bounded from the atmosphere, which is built in the wood through photosynthesis, while the tree is growing.