A report "State of the art of innovative solutions" has been elaborated in the framework of PAPIRUS.
The report summarises the search and analysis of different innovative solution previously identified in the Description of work (plan) of the project. The idea is to look for materials, technologies or systems that present a considerable grade of innovativeness and whose presence among designers is limited or even nonexistent. The document initially presents a general analysis of the energy performance in the building sector in order to understand the construction reality that encloses us. Throughout the document more data related to this matter is presented in the chosen subcategories, e.g. fenestration typologies or current glazing properties. Secondly, there is an overview of potential solutions. In this overview of potential solutions five categories are suitably presented. Technologies will act reducing energy losses through building envelope, providing quality natural lighting, storing thermal energy, and using solutions that reduce the buildings construction phase related energy use.