21GRD03 PaRaMetriC

 Metrological framework for passive radiative cooling technologies

A Joint Research Project within the European Partnership on Metrology Programme

The project 21GRD03 PaRaMetriC received funding from the European Partnership on Metrology, co-financed by the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme and from the Participating States.

Project overview

Cooling systems account for nearly 20% of electricity consumption and 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, globally. With demand for cooling expected to grow tenfold by 2050, and the increasing frequency of extreme heat waves, improving the efficiency of cooling systems plays a critical role in addressing the global climate challenge. Passive Radiative Cooling (PRC) materials that can dissipate heat as infrared radiation have recently emerged. This project aims to develop a comprehensive metrological framework, including standardised performance indicators (i.e. figures of merit) and testing protocols, to enable the comparable evaluation of their cooling performance on-site and determination of the potential energy savings that could derive from the deployment of such technologies.

PaRaMetriC essentials

The European Partnership on Metrology

In 2020, following on from EMRP and EMPIR, EURAMET proposed the European Partnership on Metrology to the European Commission (EC). In November 2021, the European Partnership on Metrology was approved and the regulation was published in the Official Journal. 

The Partnership is co-funded by the Member States and the EU (under Horizon Europe) with an expected budget of over 700 million euro. Impacts expected for the Partnership include supporting a wide range of policies, commercial interests and advancement of key European challenges. It aims to break new ground by contributing to the development of self-sustaining, coordinated metrology infrastructures, able to continue joint research and innovation after 2030. The Metrology Partnership will create a sustainable and effective system for metrology at a European level that ensures Europe has a world-class metrology system that:

What's the goal of PaRaMetriC project?

The overall goal of this project is to establish a metrological framework for comparable performance assessments of passive radiative cooling technologies.

The specific objectives are:

What will be the project impact?

The overall goal of this project is to establish a metrological framework for comparable performance assessments of passive radiative cooling technologies.

The specific objectives are:

📢 Announcing the 1st PaRaMetriC Workshop 📢

Passive Radiative Cooling - Characterization & Applications

June 7th 2024 @ PTB Berlin


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PaRaMetriC featured on Horizon Magazine


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Collaborator visits INRiM with ERASMUS+ mobility grant


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Mid-term PaRaMetriC project meeting held at LNE in Paris


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Focused Session on PRC at EOSAM 2024 in Naples


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PROJECT EVENTS

M27 meeting

December 2024, date t.b.d., FIW Munich