Following the successful completion of the WHISCERS Retrofit for the Future project, the Sustainable Energy Academy (supported by the secretariat services we provide) and United House embarked on a European project to promote this innovative technical solution in Europe.
The Eracobuild project
The Eracobuild project is a European initiative to support strategic networking of research development innovation programmes in construction and operation of buildings. It is EU-funded with the EU stream being coordinated by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).
For the WHISCERS project, our international partners are the universities of Athens and Vienna. Our Austrian partners are conducting research into the relevant properties of different insulating materials and are particularly focussed on trialling WHISCERS using a wood fibre board. This has implications for almost all features of the process, including the cutting and fixing systems. The University of Athens is concentrating its research on the thermal properties of the system and its ability to deter heat ingress rather than to retain heat within a building.