Prefabricated concrete systems of different complexity (from ordinary blocks to sophisticated insulated wall panels) and end-use will be installed in different climatic conditions for demonstration purposes. Their environmental performance will be validated through dedicated LCAs. Pre-cast products developed in this project are intended for new construction as well as for deep retrofitting, as for example the renovation of commercial buildings or social housing construction.
The thermal insulation is scheduled to be tested as well as indoor and surface temperature and the heat flow through the panels. Additional future tests are expected to be held after installation. During the acclimation periods in varying seasons and weather conditions, the power consumption for heating and cooling will be measured. These measurements will be compared with their standards cement-based mock-ups.