Because of the impact on buildings energy performance, PAPIRUS will focuses on technologies and solutions that:
- Reduce the energy losses through buildings opaque envelope;
- Reduce energy losses in winter and solar gains through window in summer;
- For light weight prefabricated panels with low specific CO2 emissions.
- Provide good quality natural day-lighting;
- Store thermal energy increasing the thermal comfort and shifting heating and cooling peak loads;
However, in the tenders the last two technologies have been left out due to lack of feedback from the market, lack of efficiency due to the high price for poor performance or lack of enough developed solutions that are not ready yet to be applied to construction sector.