Clear-Up (Clean and Resource efficient buildings for real life) FP7/2007-2013 IP:211948

Contact Person(s):
Prof. George Kiriakidis Dr. Elias Aperathitis

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The project will utilize sensors and intelligent control systems to provide an energy-optimized indoor environment, where active and passive systems for lighting, ventilation and temperature are combined in one building. Day lighting and natural ventilation will work in conjunction with artificial systems

Research Topics
Transparent Conductive Materials and Devices


The success of resource efficient buildings relies on satisfying four criteria: affordability, user acceptability, resource consumption in operation, and components and structures lifecycle. Clear-up’s approach integrates these four criteria to provide technological solutions applicable to the majority of Europe’s building stock.
The ideal European “House of the Future” must offer a pleasant healthy indoor environment incorporating new technologies and innovative materials. Under the Clear Up project, there is designing and development of new materials and technologies that can be used in both new constructions and renovation of existing buildings, intervening in critical areas such as lighting, air quality (i.e. the air we breathe), and energy used for cooling – heating combined with insulation of the rooms. Our team’s target is the synthesis of new photocatalytic materials that are activated with interior light suitable for the decomposition of organic, inorganic and voc pollutants.


Outside FORTH:

Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Institute of Physical Chemistry/Germany

Uppsala University, Ångström Laboratory/Sweden

ACCIONA Real Estate/Spain

European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection/Italy-EU

VELUX A/S-Denmark

Steinbeis Transfer Centre AO Action/Germany

Siemens Building Technology/Switzerland

Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment/France

CTG S.p.A.- Italcementi Group/Italy

Maxit Group/Sweden

ChromoGenics AB/Sweden

Bouygues Construction/Sweden

AppliedSensor GmbH/Germany

Belgian Building Research Institute/Belgium

Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH/Germany

Siemens Corporate Technology/Germany

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems/Germany

Budapest University of Technology and Economics/Hungary

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films/Germany

Czech Technical University in Prague, Microenvironmental and Building Services Systems Engneering/Czech Republic

Technical University of Denmark, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy/Denmark

Project Members
Prof. George Kiriakidis
Dr. Vassilis Binas
Dr. Elias Aperathitis

Last Updated:  4/3/2013