IMIP - Innovative Eco-Construction System
Based on Interlocking Modular Insulation
Wood & Cork-Based Panels
Axis 3 - Low carbon economy
The IMIP project is co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe program.
Total eligible cost (€): € 1,326,162.88
FEDER assistance (€): € 994,622.63
Socio-economic challenges, such as rural depopulation and unemployment, are shared throughout the south-western region of Europe. In addition, urban growth, population growth or recurrent natural disasters threaten the conservation and resilience of natural resources. Despite this, accumulated forest biomass increases the risks of natural disasters.
Wood or cork are local natural resources whose technical characteristics make them excellent raw materials for construction. Wood is not simply a light biological material whose processes of industrial transformation and production emit less greenhouse gas emissions than its competitors, but it also stores atmospheric carbon.
In south-western Europe there are few wooden buildings in comparison to other European regions. Therefore, it is where the potential climate change mitigation through the substitution of materials is maximized.
The collaboration between specialists from these territories will allow the development of a sandwich panel made of wood and cork. The proposed pilot actions will demonstrate the benefits of their use encouraging the replication of solutions and policies to foster the use of local biological resources to improve the energy efficiency of buildings throughout their life cycle.
IMIP aims to support the transition to a low-carbon economy through smart, sustainable and inclusive growth focused on the construction sector.
The project contributes to climate change mitigation by increasing the use of wood and cork products in the construction and rehabilitation of public buildings thanks to its high energy and carbon storage capacity. IMIP promotes the circular bio-economy by designing a new construction system based on prefabricated modular parts characterized by their easy, quick and economical assembly and disassembly for reuse.
1- Design, validate and implement a new green building system to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings
2- Improve energy efficiency policies in public buildings and housing through networking and joint experimentation
6 Working Packages (WP)
WP1 General design of the construction system value chain
WP2 Design and manufacture of interconnected modules for sustainable construction / rehabilitation and energy efficiency
WP3 Prototype test
WP4 Environmental assessment: integration of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the assessment of climate change mitigation and energy efficiency
WP5 Technical and economic evaluation: pilot actions for the construction / rehabilitation of public buildings
WP6 Knowledge dissemination and transfer
To discover the activities & objectives of each working group
Innovative Eco-Construction System Based on Interlocking Modular Insulation Wood & Cork-Based Panels
Design, validation and implementation of an ecological construction system based on natural biological materials to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, contributing to the mitigation of climate change.
Modular interconnected wood and cork insulating panel systems can replace traditional systems, generating technical, environnemental and socio-economic benefits for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, through the implementation of networks and joint experimentation.
The IMIP project is co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe program and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Total eligible cost (€): € 1,326,162.88
ERDF fund (€): € 994,622.63
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