Stichting Gilbert Burnay

Burnay Foundation – Call for Projects within the framework of the 75th anniversary of ATIC

Introduction

In 1983, when C.E.D.R.I.C (Centre d’Etudes, de Documentation et de Recherche pour l’industrie du Chauffage), situated at Liège University, was dissolved, the existing funds, as well as a donation from Professor Burnay, were invested in a foundation named ‘Burnay Foundation’ which was set up for this purpose, and is managed by ATIC. The foundation was named in honour of Gilbert Burnay, who contributed generously to our sector. The regulation of this foundation provides (in Article 1) that the funds are to be used to support the research, the development and the establishment of procedures, methods and codes of good practices in the areas of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

On a regular basis, calls are sent in order to assess whether certain projects could be financed better. The ATIC Board members (supported by the Burnay Commission) chose the most appropriate candidate among the proposals that are submitted.

The following projects were financed by funds from the Burnay Foundation in the past:

  • Set-up of a reference climatical year for Belgium;
  • Development of the MBDSA (Multizone Building Dynamic Simulation)
  • Assistance with the CSTC study concerning the adaptation of Belgian standard NBN B 62-002.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of ATIC, the organization wishes to support research and development projects which provide a useful contribution in the field of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Therefore, the Board of ATIC has set aside a large sum, equivalent to one year of academic research.

Call for projects

The aim is to support practical work which would allow designers and installers to make the best decision in the application of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning techniques. Through this call for projects, ATIC aims to inform candidates and encourage them to submit their application.

Subject

Applications for a research and development project must be within the field of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. The project is based on energy-saving, the integration of renewable energy or the improvement of comfort. Practical aspects are considered: design, work carried out on site, follow-up, assessment of available equipment.

Results

The outcome should be a deliverable applicable in practice, which can take any form.

ATIC thinks about the following :

  • method of calculation, software
  • manual, design procedure, preparatory document for a standard
  • specifications
  • check-list method
  • type of product.

The deliverable shall be prepared in English, with a summary in Dutch and French. The deliverable may be a ‘stand-alone’ work or can be part of a larger program of research or development. The terms of use and conditions will be agreed at the time of attribution.

Candidates

Individual people or companies/organizations/high schools/universities may apply.

Applications

All applications must contain the following information:

  • identity of the individual or company/organization;
  • CV of the persons who will actively participate in the research and development
  • explanation of the research and development, with reference to previous research projects or market development
  • clear definition of the deliverable (tools, manual, procedures, product)
  • planning of the project, including details of applications and equipment;
  • management of the amount allocated;
  • new concept;
  • deadline for research and development.

The applications will be examined by the Burnay Commission of the Board of ATIC. They may seek the assistance of external experts, insofar as these have no connection to the applicants.
If the Burnay Commission wishes, an oral defense can be organized. The commission submits a prize-winner to the Board of ATIC, they will make the final decision.
ATIC is not responsible for any applications that are not retained.

The evaluation will be based on the criteria listed below in an order unrelated to their relative importance, no explicit weighting is assigned.

  • possibility of application of the project in Belgium;
  • objectivity;
  • real possibility of saving energy;
  • accordance with standards, Belgian laws and ATIC work methods;
  • response to market needs;
  • offers the possibility for further development ;
  • new concept;
  • short deadline

Deadline for applications and award-winner

The deadline for applications is 31st of October 2014. ATIC plans to announce the prize-winner during the General Assembly in March 2015, at the latest.

Follow-up

A commission will be created to follow up the work, as well as the management of the funds made available by the Burnay Foundation. This will be composed of members of the ATIC Board, who may choose to be assisted by external experts. Follow-up will require at least three reporting phases whereby the prize-winner will submit a progress report at least ten working days before the report meeting. The prize-winner will integrate the Commission’s recommendations for the continuation of the project. Furthermore, the terms of intermediary delivery, payment installments, deadline, etc., will be covered in a contract between the prize-winner and ATIC.

In case you are interested to participate, send us please a mail via our contact page
 

 

De Stichting Gilbert BURNAY, die beheerd wordt door ATIC, werd in 1983 opgericht ter bevordering van specifieke onderzoeken op vlak van verwarming, ventilatie, luchtbehandeling en aanverwante takken. De « Stichting Gilbert Burnay » werd door ATIC opgericht uit erkentelijkheid voor de diensten die Professor Gilbert Burnay heeft verleend aan ATIC, evenals voor zijn bijdrage op het vakgebied.

De gestorte fondsen die ATIC vrijgeeft, bestaan uit een deel van de intresten van het kapitaal van de Stichting. Dit deel wordt elk jaar vastgesteld door de Raad van Bestuur van ATIC.

In augustus 2002 werden de universiteiten, hogescholen en andere organismen aangespoord om voorstellen te doen betreffende twee (niet exclusieve) hoofdthema’s, namelijk:

  • Onderzoekswerken die noodzakelijk zijn voor de in voege stelling van een reeks nieuwe Europese normen met betrekking tot de berekening van de warmteverliezen in gebouwen.
  • Onderzoekswerken op het domein van de “commissioning” met het oog op het samenstellen van meetinstrumenten en regels van goed vakmanschap bij de conceptie, montage, oplevering en geleiding van installaties met het oog op het realiseren van energiebesparingen.

Uit de diverse ingediende voorstellen, werd volgende onderzoekswerk geselecteerd:

Het Wetenschappelijk en Technisch Centrum voor het Bouwbedrijf (WTCB) verbond er zich toe om een onderzoekswerk uit te voeren, genaamd : “Warmtetransmissieverliezen in gebouwen. Implementatie van Europese normen in de Belgische normalisatie”.

Doel van het onderzoek:

De warmtetransmissieverliezen van gebouwen zijn basisberekeningen die door professionelen (architecten, studieburelen, aannemers, installateurs, fabrikanten) en overheden gebruikt worden voor het evalueren en controleren van de energetische prestaties van gebouwen en voor het ontwerpen van de klimaatinstallaties (verwarming, koeling) in gebouwen. Zij worden enkel aanvaard indien zij uitgevoerd zijn volgens de erkende genormaliseerde rekenmethodes.

Begin december 2005 werd een document afgewerkt met de delen A en B en werd dit ter informatie voorgelegd aan de BIN-commissie "Thermische isolatie".

Er bestaat sinds een aantal jaren een tekst die resulteerde uit geschetse voorgeschiedenis, deze tekst werd goedgekeurd door het BIN, en u kan deze via deze weg opvragen..

ATIC denkt na over een nieuw onderzoeksproject, dat nuttig moet zijn voor de ganse HVAC sector ... voorstellen zijn altijd welkom.