FACT is a new experimental outdoor facility which allows the evaluation of technologies for building in real scale.

FACT is designed to perform experimental measurements at different levels:

  • the building envelope components themselves;
  • the impact of these components on the energy behaviour of internal spaces and the building overall;
  • the indoor environmental quality.

The building envelope tests can be carried out measuring:

  • heat and mass transfer in the tested envelope;
  • light and solar transmission for transparent envelope;
  • the efficiency of PV or thermal collector integrated in a façade