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

About Osirys

About Osirys

Safe, energy-efficient and affordable.

New eco-innovative materials for building envelopes and partitions to create healthier indoor environments.


The OSIRYS project aims to improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental air quality. This is being achieved through the development of forest-based biocomposites for façades and interior partitions that can be both retro-fitted into existing buildings and incorporated into new constructions.


Over the last few decades, indoor air quality and emissions from building materials have been a major challenge for scientists, consumers and the construction industry itself. Contaminants such as VOCs, formaldehyde, particulates and fibres are all by-products of traditional building materials.

OSIRYS partners can use these new eco-innovative, forest-based bio-composite materials to build healthier indoor environments. These cleaner interiors will help reduce the construction industry’s current emissions crises.


A practical solution for façades and interior partitions will be developed that will prove invaluable in a huge range of real life applications – all the while satisfying the strictest building code requisites.


These new materials will improve air quality by eliminating micro-organisms, greatly improving air flow and increasing thermal and acoustic insulation.


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