Easi Zero is a 3,5-year project running from 2022 to 2026. The project is organized in eight work packages (WPs). The structure of the work plan ensures the development of advanced material for insulation products for deep renovation and construction that are validated through standardaized tests, simulations and real use-cases.
Work package 1: Project management
WP1 coordinates the whole project.
WP leader: CEA
Work package 2: Specification and verification of product requirements
WP2 coordinates a policies and regulation analysis and carries out stakeholder mapping and activities to engage stakeholders. Inputs and feedback from stakeholders will be translated into technical product requirements for insulation materials and product design.
WP2 leader: BPIE
Work package 3: Insulation materials optimization
WP3 encompasses technical activities dedicated to the development and optimization of bio-based insulation materials with reduced embodied energy. Materials include grown mycelium, wood fibres, low carbon foam, recycled raw material for sprayed renders, multifunctional building bricks, and safe finishes without negative impact on environment and human health.
WP3 leader: MOGU
Work Package 4: Construction products development and assembly
WP4 is dedicated to up-scale the developed insulation materials and integrate them in product prototypes, such as insulation panels, foams, bricks, VOC removal indoor paint and high-energy efficient windows. These products will be delivered with technical data sheet to be integrated all together or partially to ensure efficient thermal insulation performance of the wall components for deep renovation and/or construction.
WP4 leader: SIEVERT
Work package 5: Performance evaluation in test environments
The developed insulation products are tested against standards and numerical modelling to demonstrate their characteristic performances and propose optimum assembly configurations. WP5 focuses on testing and numerical modelling of facade assemblies (insulation materials, separation layers, finishings and components). The main expected outputs are to evaluate performances in laboratory conditions and full-scale testing facilities against outdoor weather.
WP5 leader: SINTEF
Work package 6: Validation in real use-cases
The combined solutions will be simulated for three real use-cases sites to validate their performance. The use cases sites will also be the base cases for the LCA and LCC studies of WP7.
WP5 leader: ELITHIS
Work package 7: Eco-design and sustainability assessment
WP7 performs a continuous sustainability assessment and guidance for technologies and solutions development. The objectives are to provide insights on circular economy strategies for product design and prove enhanced performance and properties of the developed construction compared with existing commercial solutions.
WP7 leader: LEITAT
Work package 8: Dissemination, Communication, and exploitation
The WP8 objective is to develop an impact-oriented dissemination and communication strategy to guarantee the effective outreach of the project results towards stakeholders and the general public and enhance their acceptance and exploitation in order to achieve the expected impacts.
WP8 leader: DTI