Internationally unique because it gathers the whole value chain from raw materials to fully developed product concepts.
The research villa is a near-zero energy one-family dwelling where you can test your product in real-life with a real climate and with a definite or varied type of accommodation. Over 100 measurement points detect, at a detail level, how different installation solutions, components or user-behaviors affect performance and function of the system.
The villa is built with special regard to have a well-insulated, tight and moisture-proof building structure, as well as energy-efficient installation technology. It is possible to simulate that a real family lives in the villa using so-called "manikins" and robots that control tap water flow, etc. Currently the plant consists of:
The Research Villa
Isolated testbeds (IT)
Buildings and infrastructure, Energy and Clean Tech