Co-funded within the framework of the Research and Development Program of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (France) BOOSTER, the VIP project is led by a consortium composed of the companies BURGEAP (project coordinator), TERA Environnement and the CEA Liten laboratory. It started in March 2019 for a total duration of 2 years.

Starting from the observation that the design and operation of buildings do not sufficiently take into account the indoor air quality, the VIP project aims at developing an innovative ventilation system allowing to evacuate pollutants in a more efficient way, while granting the best possible energy performance.

The first phase of the project aims at designing the prototype of a ventilation system controlled by micro sensors detecting air pollution (the NEMo micro sensors). These sensors are capable of measuring concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds or fine particles. The scenarios will be tested for a joint optimization of ventilation and indoor air quality, with regard to various types of degradation sources (human, activities, atmospheric…).

Experiments will then be conducted in the CEA laboratories at the National Institute of Solar Energy. Two test cells will be built within the FACT (FACade Tool).

The purpose is to validate in-situ the operation of the system in a representative environment, by coupling continuous measurements and optimization algorithms.
The developments are intended to offer innovative services in the industrial sector for the design of ventilation systems, and also in the tertiary building sector for the design, rehabilitation and operation of new or existing buildings.

Project co-financed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region within the framework of the R&D program BOOSTER 2018 :