Smart Facade Materials Conference



24 February 2016

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria


Programme WSED 2016 (pdf)

Conference fee:

200 Euro for the Smart Facade Materials Conference

The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT

Conference languages: 

English, German

Organisation and conference office: 

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

New research results on building facades • Novel insulation materials • Smart windows • Active facades • Energy harvesting • Embodied energy of facade materials


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

09.00 Welcome & opening

  • Christine Öhlinger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • Monique Lévy, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Maria Founti (Coordinator AMANAC), National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Innovative construction materials by 3M technologies
    Friedrich Wolff, 3M, Germany

  • Smart facades and adaptive building skins
    Brian Cody, Graz Technical University, Austria

  • Decarbonising construction using biobased materials
    Craig White (ISOBIO, AMANAC), Modcell, UK

  • Solar smart facades and windows
    Christoph Brabec (I-MEET), University of Erlangen, Germany

  • FLUIDGLASS: a new concept for adaptive facadesystems
    Martin Schröcker (Harwin, AMANAC, FLUIDGLASS), GlassX, Switzerland

  • Reducing cooling loads in high-rise office buildings by water-flow glazing
    Belén Moreno Santamaría (InDeWaG), Technical University of Madrid, Spain

  • Advantages and drawbacks of using fluid flow glazing in NZEBs
    Benito Lauret Aguirregabiria (InDeWaG), Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Lunch break

Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1: New research results on building facades I

  • Numerical investigation of a dynamic facade sun protection system enhanced with phase change materials
    Maria Founti (MeeFS), National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  • Solar heat gain coefficient for water flow glazings
    Juan Antonio Hernandez Ramos (InDeWaG), Technical University of Madrid, Spain

  • Experimental investigation of "ventilated facade" system performance under fire condition
    Maria Founti (ELISSA, AMANAC), National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  • Photocatalytic activation of textile reinforced concrete
    facade panels

    Nelson Silva (H-HOUSE, AMANAC), Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Sweden

Workshop 2: New research results on building facades II

  • Numeral validation of a new climate adaptive facade panel
    Agnieszka Łukaszewska (ADAPTIWALL, AMANAC), Pre Fasada, Poland

  • UHPC-AAC/CLC composite panels with self-cleaning properties - materials and production technology
    Lorenzo Miccoli (H-HOUSE, AMANAC), Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany

  • Breakthrough solutions for adaptable envelopes in building refurbishments from the BRESAER project
    Isabel Lacave Azpeitia (BRESAER, AMANAC), ACCIONA Infrastructure, Spain

  • Designing future-proof facades – methodes and technologies
    Fabian Schmid, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Workshop 3: Smart Windows

  • Autonomous smart building components
    Pierre Sixou (SmartBlind, AMANAC), Polymage, France

  • Photochromic and electrochromic windows based on tungsten
    oxide and redox electrolyte
    Andreas Georg (WinSMART, AMANAC), ISE Fraunhofer, Germany

  • Highly energy-efficient active windows
    Wim Malfait (WinSMART, AMANAC), EMPA Dübendorf, CH

  • Large Area Fluidic Windows
    Benjamin V. Heiz (LaWin, AMANAC), University Jena, Germany

  • Novel active multiple-glazing windows and facades
    Andreas Mader (MEM4WIN, AMANAC), Lisec, Austria

Workshop 4: Active & energy harvesting facades

  • Building integrated OPV
    Tobias Sauermann, Belectric OPV, Germany

  • Low embodied energy versus energy harvesting
    Monika Willert-Porada (Har Win, AMANAC) University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • New methodology to select dynamic values of visible transmittance and solar heat gain coefficient in water-flow glazing
    José Miguel Díaz Serrano, CSIC Instituto del Frío, Spain

  • Photocatalytic and microbial energy harvesting perspectives for building facades
    Daniel Leykam, InVerTec, University of Bayreuth

Workshop 5: Novel insulation materials

  • Foam concrete-aerogel composite insulation
    Nelson Silva (SESBE, AMANAC), Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Sweden

  • Advanced aerogel composite insulation systems
    Mohamad Ibrahim (HomeSkin, AMANAC), CEA, France

  • Hollow glass sphere-based insulation materials
    Thorsten Gerdes, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • Polymer-glass composite insulation materials
    Benedikt Scharfe, Technologieanwenderzentrum Spiegelau, Germany

Concluding Session

  • Chairpersons:
    Monika Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Sanjeev Naik, TWI, UK

  • Presentation of the workshop results
  • Panel discussion

19.00 Evening programme

In cooperation with AMANAC