ELISSA targets the development, testing, assessment and demonstration of nano-enhanced lightweight steel skeleton/dry wall systems with improved thermal, vibration/seismic and fire performance, due to the inherent damping and fire spread prevention properties of carefully preselectedinorganic nanomaterials (aerogels, VIPs, MMTs, CNT) and MEMS. Their implementation,achieved via the development of industrially friendly application methods, will yield new multifunctionalprefabricated elements with improved thermal properties that will be structurally tested andoptimized as load bearing elements, capable of sustaining from weak vibrations up to medium andsevere earthquakes.

The new nanomaterial enabled multi-functional steel/dry wall elements of ELISSA will reach the highest achievable degree of energy efficiency, safety and sustainability for steel lightweight buildings through:

- Ensuring efficiency and structural integrity under thermal, dynamic and fire loads (due to

nanomaterial properties, MEMs and design concept).

- Saving materials, energy and time during construction in terms of envelop and steel frame

materials (pre-fabricated elements) and due to construction concept (prefabricated lightweight with multi-functional envelops-resilient construction that doesn’t need repair in case of lower seismic action).

- Saving energy during building operation due to materials (multi-functional elements with suitable insulation)

- Being economic (re-usable materials, flexibility in architectural design, optimized production logistics-construction-use chain).



ELISSA has been approved under umbrella of "Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB)", Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies - NMP.


AMANAC-CSA is a long lasting collaboration and coordination platform aiming to maximize the impact towards the European Industry and Society of participating Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology projects targeting development of (nano) materials, components and systems for the improvement of the energy efficiency in the built environment. 


The main objective of AMANAC is to joint efforts in order to find synergies and fields of cooperation that will allow the projects to be more competitive. At the present moment efforts concerning common demonstration, standardization and dissemination activities are in progress.

The AMANAC cluster projects have been grouped in six thematic areas and a Consortium partner has been allocated to lead each one. The Thematic Area leaders are experts in the respective area, and will be responsible during the course of the project for the creation of a “Thematic Working Group” which will work towards the realization of the four AMANAC core objectives.

ELISSA is under the same Thematic Area "Lightweight Components" with 4 relevant projects: ADAPTIWALL (, SESBE (, FOAM-BUILD ( and MF-RETROFIT (