Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration

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Acciona reviews how cork can improve indoor air quality in buildings

Published: 21st June 2017

Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials and more sustainable products These are the key characteristics of Osirys – an international project that aims to improve buildings’ energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Inevitably cork is one of the project’s core features, with solutions supplied by Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. The result is a set […]

Osirys Project Partners discuss their aspirations for the future of biocomposites in construction

Published: 19th May 2017

Osirys Project partners talk about what they see as the future of the developed materials and technologies, followed by a project summary by the coordinator.

New Articles Added to Technology Section of Website

Published: 10th May 2017

Several new articles have been added to the Technology section of the project website.

Presentation of the Tartu Demo Building

Published: 21st April 2017

Indoor air quality and emissions from building materials have been, over recent decades, a major challenge for scientists, industry and consumers as traditional construction materials contribute to contaminants. The Osirys project has been developing technology to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by evolving forest-based biocomposites and products for façades and interior partitions. These […]

Osirys Products Successfully Displayed at JEC World 2017

Published: 21st March 2017

The Osirys project displayed a multi-layered façade in the Building and Construction Planet at JEC World 2017, on March 14th – 16th, 2017, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. The sample represented complete systems that are currently being installed in buildings on both Estonia and Spain. Indoor air quality and emissions from building materials has been, […]

Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

Published: 10th March 2017

The Osirys project will be displaying a multi-layered façade in the Building and Construction Planet at JEC World 2017, taking place on March 14th – 16th, 2017, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Osirys Project to Run Workshop as Parallel Session at CompIC 2017

Published: 9th January 2017

On 31st January 2017, the Osirys Project consortium will be holding a project workshop to deliver its results to the construction industry as a parallel session at CompIC 2017 (Composites in Construction Conference), Amsterdam. Indoor air quality and emissions from building materials has been, over recent decades, a major challenge for scientists, industry and consumers […]

Join us at the Osirys Workshop at CompIC

Published: 6th January 2017

On 31st January 2017, the Osirys consortium will be holding a project workshop to deliver its results to the construction industry as a parallel session of CompIC 2017 (Composites in Construction Conference), Amsterdam.

What is the Biggest Barrier to Composites in Construction?

Published: 2nd December 2016

The biggest concerns in the industry came, not from technical issues, but instead from education, training and marketing, as well as standards. So, what have we done to try and overcome this?

Osirys partners hold successful month 42 meeting at IVL, Sweden

Published: 30th November 2016

Last week partners from the Osirys project held their penultimate project meeting at IVL, Sweden where project progress was presented and plans for the final period of the project was reviewed.

Impact Workshop

Published: 19th May 2016

The sixth EeB PPP Impact Workshop took place on 18-19 April 2016 in Brussels. The E2BA, EC representatives and project coordinators of EC projects funded under FP7 and H2020 participated in the two day event

Successful ECO-SEE-AMANAC indoor air quality workshop in munich

Published: 23rd March 2016

The ECO-SEE-AMANAC Indoor Air Quality Workshop was held successfully in Munich on the 18 February at the premises of Fraunhofer.

VIDEO: Prepreg material manufacturing process

Published: 13th January 2016

Use of bio-based prepregs to improve indoor air quality

Agenda for ECO-SEE Indoor Environmental Quality Workshop Available to Download

The agenda for the ECO-SEE Indoor Environmental Quality Workshop in which OSIRYS will participate is now available to download.

Tendering Process for Demo Building Construction has been Launched

Published: 4th January 2016

The tendering process for the construction works was launched on the 22nd December 2015.

Presentations from AMANAC Standardisation and Financial Opportunities Workshops Available for Download

Published: 16th December 2015

The presentations from the recent AMANAC Standardisation and Financial Opportunities Workshops which took place on 5th and 6th November 2015 in Brussels are now available for download.

All-natural indoor materials offer sustainable health benefits

Published: 10th December 2015

EU researchers have developed natural building materials to tap growing demand for sustainable construction, and also achieve health benefits.

OSIRYS Partners held Month 30 meeting at ACCIONA Infraestructuras S.A., Spain

Published: 26th November 2015

The Month 30 Project meeting took place on 18th -19th November 2015 in Madrid, Spain and was hosted by ACCIONA Infraestructuras S.A. Project partners joined to review progress of the work to date, and to plan the upcoming activities. Presentations were given on the developed photocatalytic paints, fire retardant composites, bio foams, cork cores and […]

Osirys project partner Conenor Ltd to speak at Sixth WPC & NFC Conference, Cologne

Published: 23rd November 2015

Project partner Conenor Ltd to promote OSIRYS biobased composites at Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) on 16-17th December 2015, Cologne, Germany. Full details at http://wpc-conference.com/home

Osirys to participate alongside ECOSEE in workshop on safe, energy-efficient and affordable materials for indoor/outdoor wall panels

Published: 12th November 2015

In this workshop, participants will get an insight into the current project´s activities and the latest results. Focus will be put on sustainability, environmental compatibility, certification and Life Cycle Analysis issues. We aim at having an active discussion with construction industry stakeholders on their desires and needs. A detailed agenda will be provided in January […]

Osirys Project Partners Present at ICAE 2015

Published: 9th November 2015

Osirys project partners were amongst the 70 speakers covering an array of technology developments on Architectural Envelopes at ICAE 2015. The VII International Congress of Architectural Envelopes (ICAE 2015) took place on the 27th – 29th May 2015 at Kursaal Congress Palace in Donostia, San Sebastian, Spain and was attended by over 300 participants. The […]

The OSIRYS partners gathered recently at the manufacturing facility of Omikron DOKK in Hungary

Published: 24th June 2015

The OSIRYS partners gathered recently at the manufacturing facility of Omikron DOKK in Hungary. This meeting marks the mid-point of the project and was a chance to report on the research results into photocatalytic paints, fire retardant composites, bio foams, cork cores and nano-modified thermoplastics as well the important planning work for the manufacture of […]

Osirys partners to participate in ICAE 2015

Published: 30th April 2015

Osirys project partners will participate in the VII International Congress on Architectural Envelopes, ICAE 2015, with with one conference and 3 posters in the AMANAC session of the 27th May. CONFERENCE: Environmental Assessment of Building Materials for Good Indoor Air Quality (Miriam García, Sarka Langer, Anna Widheden) IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden and TECNALIA, […]

Osirys partner NetComposites to speak at BCIC 2015

Published: 24th April 2015

Anthony Stevenson of NetComposites is to speak at the BCIC 2015 – Biocomposites in Construction international conference on 21-22nd May 2015. The Bio-Composites in Construction international conference will be held on May 21st and 22nd 2015 at the Society of Chemical Industry in London. The conference brings together both academics and industry from around the […]

First Osirys Project Newsletter now available to download

Published: 20th April 2015

The first issue of the Osirys project newsletter is now available to download from the project website. The 16-page newsletter describes the project’s aims and objectives, gives an overview of progress to date, along with details of the materials and technologies being developed. The newsletter contents are: Architectural Components Light Foam Biocomposites Cork Insulation for […]

Osirys exhibited at sucessful CompIC EU Project Clustering Event

Published: 5th February 2015

Miriam Garcia Gonzalez, Osirys project coordinator of Tecnalia, presented at the CompIC EU Project Clustering Event on 4th February on “The Role of Composites to Improve Indoor Air Quality”. The event was well attended by both EU projects and members of the construction industry, including architects, structural engineers and material specifiers, where the Osirys project […]

New website launched for Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) Conference 2015

Published: 19th November 2014

NetComposites has launched a new website for the seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference which will take place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John’s College, Cambridge, UK. The new, user-friendly, website allows you to submit a paper, due by 5th December 2014, register to attend the event and view the sponsorship and […]

Stakeholders share their view on improving the indoor environment of energy efficient buildings, within the framework of the European projects OSIRYS and ECO-SEE

Published: 6th November 2014

A stakeholder workshop on “Improving the indoor environment of energy efficient buildings” has been organized by the Division for Sustainable Construction of TECNALIA, on 17th September 2014. This event was designed in collaboration with two European projects: ECO-SEE and OSIRYS, focused on the same theme. The workshop welcomed 70 building and health practitioners from industry, […]

NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International CompIC Conference

Published: 24th September 2014

NetComposites will present CompIC (Composites in Construction), an international conference taking place 3rd February 2015 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers. Read full story…

Canopy Roof Featuring DIAB Material Shelters the Entrance of Abu Dhabi’s Premier Shopping Mall

Affan Innovative Structures have designed and manufactured a feather-light canopy using DIAB’s sandwich core material. Read full story…

CompIC 2015 & Composites in Construction Clustering Event – 3rd-4th February 2014

Published: 12th September 2014

CompIC 2015 will take place on 3rd February 2015 at the Park Hotel, Amsterdam and is international conference & networking opportunity for individuals working with and in the construction industry. From architects to asset owners, composite manufacturers and material suppliers to consultancies and designers, this conference is designed to introduce and educate visitors on the […]

Stakeholder Group Meeting Review

Published: 13th May 2014

The first Osirys Stakeholder Group meeting took place on 8th May 2014 at Aimplas, Valencia and was attended by external members from a range of industries including architects, local authority representatives, structural engineers and manufacturers. The project information was well received and several fruitful discussions took place which will help steer the project in line […]

Industrial Stakeholder Group Meeting – 8th May 2014 at Aimplas, Valencia

Published: 4th April 2014

Aimplas will host the next Industrial Stakeholder Group meeting at their facilities in Valencia on 8th May 2014. The meeting will have several talks on project developments and opportunities to provide feedback: Overview of OSIRYS: new Eco solutions New demands and solutions for the façade Importance of Environmental Air Quality Novel materials to be used […]

Invitation to join Stakeholder Group

A flyer giving details of how to join the Osirys Industrial Stakeholder Group is now available to download the Downloads section of the website. The flyer is available in both English and Spanish versions.

Poster & Flyer Now Available to Download

Published: 27th February 2014

An A1 poster and A4 flyer are now available to download from the Downloads section of the website. The flyer and poster give an overview of the project’s aims and objectives.

Osirys Material Research

Published: 1st November 2013

OSIRYS partners have been looking closely at new materials, processes, design requirements, standards and legislation in order to start the project off on a sound footing. The methodology of what to monitor and how to monitor it are important to the end results and to a positive outcome.

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609067.

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