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KUBIK: Intelligent Energy Building KUBIK: INTELLIGENT ENERGY BUILDING

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KUBIK allows to develop and validate innovative products and systems to optimize energy efficiency in buildings, from its conceptualization to its implementation.

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We identify and develop business opportunities through applied research. Inspiring Business is a different, unique vision: we visualise ideas that generate value and provide creative technological solutions to produce real results.

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TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first privately funded applied research centre in Spain and one of the leading such centres in Europe. A combination of technology, tenacity, efficiency, courage and imagination.

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At TECNALIA we are organised in 6 fully interconnected Business Divisions. Cooperation works thanks to the transversality of teams, projects and clients collaborating with each other, combining expertise and commitment. Our best asset is our team, made up of more than 1,500 experts who work to transform technology into GDP in order to improve people's quality of life by generating business opportunities for companies. We are committed to the future, society, our planet and our environment. This responsibility provides focus to our values and reinforces our activities.

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"TECNALIA transforms Technology into GDP to improve people's quality of life by generating business opportunities for Companies"

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WORKING TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL:

TO GENERATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH APPLIED RESEARCH.

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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION STRATEGY


KUBIK: Intelligent Energy Building

Conservation

Innovation

Comfort

Maintenance

According to the European Directive on Energy Efficiency in Buildings EPBD 2010/31/EU (RECAST), all buildings to be built from 2020 in Europe will have to be "nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (nZEB) thus buildings will have to generate nearly the same amount of energy that they consume and in the case of public buildings from 2018. In addition, it will encourage that buildings must be transformed into nearly zero energy consumption. TECNALIA offers to industry and public administrations and standardization bodies, KUBIK experimental infrastructure along with their extensive knowledge and experience in the sector, to undertake R&D&I projects, focused on the development of new products and systems that provide energy consumption reduction for the building, but increasing user comfort.

Energy Efficiency Sustainability

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Security RETROFITTING

accesibility

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Power

Cost Efficiency


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KUBIK allows for the optimisation and validation in real usage conditions of construction systems before they are marketed. It also allows experimentation of any modular architectural composition of new framework, roof and faรงade developments.

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Nearly Zero Energy Buildings "nZEB"

Research at an international level on building energy efficiency allows to point to the conclusion that the achieving building energy efficiency is understood as the resolution of a trinomial expression made up of:

Holistic development of solutions for the Optimisation of the Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Improvements of the energy efficiency in buildings / Through architectural or constructive solutions and to the performance of materials used in the building envelope, basically improving the insulation. Energy consumption reduction / Through rational use for air conditioning, illumination and ventilation of living spaces, supported by intelligent management systems. Increasing energy generation based on renewable energies /

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Handing over partial responsibility to the building for the generation of the energy needed to supply its activities. • Photovoltaic integration (BIPV) in the envelope. • Integration of the renewable solar thermal energy harvesting and supply in Smart Solutions for the envelope.

Arising from the above conclusion is the need for more complex and more realistic studies of buildings and the opportunity to develop new products and services. Thanks to the commitment of TECNALIA in the field of Energy and Building and the experimental infrastructure KUBIK, it is possible to provide support to the industrial sector to the creation of new business opportunities in the framework of the energy efficiency of products/ systems and buildings.


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In KUBIK, innovative products and systems are developed and assessed for the optimisation of the energy efficiency of the building, from the concept stage up to its implementation.

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Development of High Performance Products

KUBIK adapts to the needs of each experimental and product development process. Within its highly flexible approach: the internal distribution of space; structural and anchor systems in the building, configuration of the internal HVAC, electric network and control system are redefined for each experimental approach. In KUBIK, tests on systems such as envelope systems, new HVAC systems, solar energy systems and building automation elements are performed.

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We provide solutions that work through technology, innovation and knowledge.


Development of High Performance Products

This validation speed up the development of new products / systems and reduce the risk of malfunction of the products / systems highly innovative or without previous experience in the market.

KUBIK has the experimental capabilities to realistically reproduce the real buiding operating conditions, allowing validation of products and systems in those conditions of service. TRL SCALE Materials Products & Systems

Integration in real Buildings, Coupling with other Components, Controllers, HVAC eg. KUBIK BULDING LEVEL

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TRL 9

TRL 8

TRL 8

System Test, Launch & Operations

Commercialization Extended operation of production hardware

System/Subsystem Development TRL 7

TRL 7

TRL 6

TRL 6

Demonstration of pre-production hardware Prototype demonstration (“looks like” hardware) Technology Demonstration

Outdoor Exposure Testing eg. PASSYS, KUBIK

TRL 5 TRL 4

SYSTEM LEVEL (Curtain Wall, Lightweight Façade, Insulation System)

Test at Component Level eg. Hot BOX (ISO 12567-1)

TRL 5

Technology Development Research to Prove Feasibility

TRL 3 TRL 2 TRL 1

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Ad-hoc Test Bench, Dynamic Testing

TRL 4 TRL 3 TRL 2

MATERIAL LEVEL (Composite, Insulation and Thermal Inertia Materials)

TRL 1

Standard Laboratory Measurements eg. HOT PLATE (ISO 8302)

Breadboard demonstration (“acts like” hardware) Proof of concept validation (integrating components)

Proof of concept research (bench scale) Academic Research

Basic Technology Research


KUBIK: INTELLIGENT ENERGY BUILDING

TECNALIA’s experimental building KUBIK provides realistic scenarios with the necessary scientific rigor to ensure that new products and technologies achieve the expected performance.

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The adoption of new products and technologies by the construction market, highly regulated and fragmented with numerous agents involved, makes it necessary to demonstrate their technical and economic feasibility under real operating conditions prior to be launched.

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Development of High Performance Products

KUBIK is connected to conventional generation systems and also to TECNALIA´s distributed generation from renewable sources (photovoltaic and wind).

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KUBIK energy supply is based on the combination of conventional and renewable energies (geothermic, solar and wind power).


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KUBIK allows access to the experimental data from anywhere in the world via internet.

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High Performance Envelopes based on Superinsulation Materials

The development of new materials of high thermal performance that achieve low thermal transmittance with small thickness has become a technological challenge.

Thermal, hydrothermal and mechanical validation of high performance insulation materials in full scale setups. Experiments are defined to validate the design of highly insulated assemblies, with special attention to junctions within the developed system and architectural junctions with neighboring systems such as slabs, windows‌ KUBIK is used as first full scale assessments in upscaling processes of laboratory-scale developments and pre-release tests of newly-developed to verify minimal thermal bridging and appropriate hydrothermal behavior under realistic boundary conditions, with the ultimate goal to ensure high-performance.

Validation of superinsulation solutions for energy rehabilitation inside buildings.

With Aerogels / With VIPs (Vacuum Insulated Panels) /

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Validation of superinsulation solutions for energy rehabilitation outside buildings.


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Industrialized External Envelopes Insulation Systems for the Refurbishment of Buildings In KUBIK, development of optimized solutions for envelope have been validated, taking a special attention in case of industrialized components, to the joins and connections to avoid thermal bridges and lost of continuity of the insulation of the envelope. Research is conducted on the modification of the heat transfer, not only through traditional brick faรงades, but also on the modification of the thermal field in thermal bridge areas such as those in faรงade-slab junctions. Ventilated Faรงades / Ventilated Faรงades as a solution for the refurbishment of buildings.

Industrialized ETICs / Industrialized system of external thermal insulation for building envelopes with photo catalytic action.

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Saving Energy Consumption in Buildings using Advanced Intelligent Management Models

Intelligent Energy Management Systems / Minimizing the energy demand from external resources without penalizing the comfort levels of the users by: • Planning local generation resources based on the weather forecast and energy prices. • Minimizing consumption optimizing activation periods of local loads and the operation of HVAC system and using free-cooling strategies.

Advanced models of intelligent energy management for buildings are validated in KUBIK.

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KUBIK is ready for the IoT deployments in energy efficiency management.


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Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaics to Achieve"nZEB"

TECNALIA tackles these challenges from the design and development of new materials and processes for BIPV products manufacturing, advanced systems for grid interface and energy management, laboratory & outdoor testing and monitoring of performance of photovoltaic systems integrated within KUBIK experimental building.

Innovative PV Technologies for Building / BIPV in Curtain Walls /

Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaic technology (BIPV) provides a robust answer to nZEB targets, fulfilling the market demands in terms of aesthetics, flexibility in design, reliability and compliance with standards, high performance and cost-effectiveness.

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An Integrated Solution to Give Answer to the three main Requirements in the Roadmap towards "nZEB" Active Building Envelopes / • Increasing energy generation based on renewable source. Integration of renewable solar thermal energy harvesting within an external solar collector, fully integrated in the envelope. • Multifunctionality for the energy efficiency in buildings. Envelopes with integration of the thermal insulation and solar energy collecting functions. • Energy consumption reduction supported by intelligent management systems. The balance between demanded energy and available energy is continuously managed and controlled.

Intelligent Management Systems

Active Envelope

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KUBIK validates active envelope combining solar technologies ready to be linked with HVAC systems controlled by intelligent management systems.

HVAC Systems

Active Envelope linked with HVAC Systems and both (images below) governed by Intelligent Management Systems (image above).


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The primary function of the HVAC installation of KUBIK is to provide the energy necessary to keep the different measurement rooms of the infrastructure under controlled indoor conditions, as well as measuring the energy delivered to each measurement room.

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Projects in KUBIK ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS / SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT FOR BUILDINGS

• Evaluation of the thermal performance of insulating concrete efficient envelope components based on novel low CO2 binders. ECO BINDER, H2020-EeB-2014 Grant agreement no: 637138. • Validation of the execution of a system of timber prefabricated modules for building energy efficient deep renovation and evaluation of the thermal performance of the system. BERTIM, H2020-SC-EE Grant agreement no: 636984.

• Evaluation of the thermal performance of a ceramic pavement with energy storage using PCMs. ECOM4TILE, CERACASA.

• Evaluation of thermal performance and indoor air quality of forest based composites façades and interior partitions for retrofitting actions. OSIRYS, FP7-COOP-NMP (PPPEeB) Grant agreement no: 609067.

• Innovative mortar solution for flooring with ELT particles providing acoustic impact sound insulation and thermal insulation (i.sound PAVI 17 / i.clime PAVI 17).

• Evaluation of the energy performance of a modular active steel façade. BASSE, RFCS RFSR-CT-2013-0006. • Evaluation of the thermal performance of an industrialized system of thermal insulation for building envelopes with photo catalytic action. ETIXC, EEA-GRANTS IDI-20140972. • Evaluation of the thermal performance of innovative solutions for building envelopes with super-insulating materials (VIP). A2PBEER, FP7-COOP-NMP (PPPEeB) FP7-COOP-NMP (PPPEeB) Grant agreement no: 609060. • Evaluation of the thermal performance of a bio-based pre-fabricated façade. HEMPSEC, CIP-ENTERPRENEURSHID AND INNOVATION ECO/12/332972. 20

• Optimization of thermal inertia into constructive solutions in mixed steel and concrete. BATI-MASS, RFCS RFSR-CT-2012-0033.

• Evaluation of the thermal performance of innovative solutions for building envelopes with new super-insulating materials (aerogels). AEROCOINS, FP7-COOP-NMP (PPPEeB) Grant agreement no: 260141.

Validation of /

• Evaluation of the thermal performance of a solar collectorfor use in evaporative cooling systems. RETROKIT, FP7-COOP- NMP (PPPEeB) Grant agreement no: 314229. • Evaluation of the thermal performance of a façade based on materials from construction and demolition wastes. IRCOW, FP7-COOP-ENVIRONMENT Grant agreement no: 265212. • Evaluation of the thermal performance of a multifunctional façade system for energy efficient rehabilitation of buildings. MEEFS, FP7-COOP-NMP (PPPEeB) Grant agreement no: 285411.

• A modular wooden ventilated façade system. BIOHAUS GOIERRI, S.L. - TECNALIA. • Precast modular slabs and roof system. OROBIO - GOICOCHEA Y CIA, S.L. - TECNALIA. • Modular curtain wall for PV integration. ASTRAWALL IBERICA, S.L. - TECNALIA. • Basement elements made of premixed reinforced concrete containing up to 75% (by weight) of EAF slag aggregates. FYM - TECNALIA.

• Evaluation of thermal behavior of lightweight ventilated façades in building rehabilitation solutions. REFAVENT, ERAIKAL-12, Subproject D. • Research Infrastructures on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. RIEEB, FP7-Research Infrastructures Program. INFRA-2010-3.2 Grant agreement no: 262476. • Evaluation of the thermal performance of a High Performance Prefabricated Building envelope. EPHI+, NORTEN PH.

Aimed to / • Construction Industry. • Energy Sector orientated to Buildings. • Public Administration. • Public and Private Developers / Owners.


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More than 20 R&D Projects have been developed in KUBIK with our national and international industrial partners allowing us to be in the forefront of energy efficiency in buildings. INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT OF BUILDING ENERGY DEMAND AND ONSITE ENERGY GENERATION

• Validation of a Intelligent Energy Management System for Existing Residential Buildings. FIEMSER, FP7- COOP-ICT. Grant agreement no: 248605. • Validation of an intelligent system of energy management for sports facilities. SPORTE2, FP7-COOP-ICT. Grant agreement no: 260124. • Validation of the operational module of a Decision Support System (DSS) optimizing operation schedules of the HVAC system for achieving minimum energy costs while maintain comfort. ENRIMA, FP7-COOP- NMP Grant agreement no: 260041.

• Validation of the Data Acquisition and Management (MOEEBIUS-PIPE) and the Dynamic assessment engines and Decision Support System Baseline (MOEEBIUS QUEST) for improving Building Energy Performance Assessment on the basis of enhanced BEPS models that allow for more accurate representation of the real-life complexities of the building. MOEBBIUS, H2020-EeB-2015 Grant agreement no: 680517. • Glass-glass photovoltaic module for building integration based on crystalline silicon spherical solar cells technology. SPHERES, FPC-AGE Proyectos I+D. Colaboración RTC-2015-3985-3. • Validation of a hybrid lighting system and adaptive lighting control, by combining fiber optic devices (capture + transport) and LED. A2PBEER, FP7-COOP-NMP (PPPEeB) FP7-COOP- NMP (PPPEeB) Grant agreement no: 609060.

• Validation of a Home Energy Management System for the provision of Demand Side Management services in the context of Smart Grids. ADDRESS, FP7-COOP-ENERGY Grant agreement no: 207643. • Validation of an Advanced Energy Management System’s checking the right CHP devices controllability and also the control algorithm performance evaluation. PIMES, FP7-COOP-ENERGY Grant agreement no: 239288. Aimed to / • Construction Industry. • Energy Sector orientated to Buildings. • Public Administration. • Public and Private Developers / Owners.

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Acknowledgements and Achievements

KUBIK has been recognized as an Official Partner of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign contributing in the area of Demonstration and Dissemination Projects.

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KUBIK has been co-financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation 20082011 Research (PID-5300000-2009-6) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

KUBIK opening took place in June 2010 with the presence of Beatriz Corredor, Spanish Minister of Housing; Juan TomĂĄs Hernani, General Secretary of Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and IĂąaki Arriola, Minister of Housing, Public Works and Transport of the Basque Government.


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Developments and Patents in KUBIK

We have developed two patents of active façades: Passive solar collector module for building envelopes / European Patent EP 2520870 B1 (2014). International Application Number: PCT/ES2009/070636, WO/2011/080356 A1. Photovoltaic module for curtain walls and a curtain wall that includes such photovoltaic modules / Spanish Application Number P201031960 (2010). International Application Number PCT WO2012/089883 A2 (2012).

TECNALIA can also provide experimental capacity and laboratories for: façades, structural safety, physical chemical testing of materials, analytical, acoustic and good practice tests.

Our customers already include innovative products validated by KUBIK in their portfolios: • Innovative mortar solution for flooring with ELT particles providing acoustic impact sound insulation and thermal insulation. (i.sound PAVI 17 / i.clime PAVI 17). • Industrialized system of external thermal insulation for building envelopes with precast photocatalytic panels (ETIXc). • Basement elements made of readymix concrete containing EAF slag aggregates (FYMHAS / i.tech SUSTENTA RECICLA).

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Scientific Publications

• Thermal assessment of ambient pressure dried silica aerogel composite boards at laboratory and field scale. Garay R. et al. Energy and Buildings (2016). • Soluciones superaislantes para la rehabilitación energética por el interior de los edificios. Garay R. et al. REHABEND 2016. • A novel optimization algorithm for efficient economic dispatch of Combined Heat and Power devices. Perea E. et al. Energy and Buildings 111 (2016) 507-514. • Energy efficiency achievements in 5 years through experimental research in KUBIK. 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015. Garay R. et al. Energy Procedia 78 (2015) 865-870. • Calibration procedures for multidimensional heat transfer models based on on-site experimental data. Garay R. et al. Energy Procedia 78 (2015) 3222-3227. • Experiences when employing different alternatives for envelope upgrading. Elguezabal P. et al. Journal of Façade Design and Engineering 3 (2015) 81-89. • Performance assessment of advanced materials in architectural envelopes. Garay R. Advanced Building Skins October 2015. 24

• Performance assessment of thermal bridge elements into a full scale experimental study of a building façade. Garay R. et al. Energy and Buildings 85 (2014) 579-591.

Research projects carried out in KUBIK have resulted in more than 10 scientific publications. • Hormigón elaborado a partir de áridos siderúrgicos HEA en la losa de cimentación y muros de sótano del edificio KUBIK. VI Congreso Internacional de Estructuras de ACHE. • KUBIK: Infraestructura experimental adaptable (Open Building) y singular para la I+D+i sobre eficiencia energética en edificación. Revista DYNA Ingeniería e Industria, 2011 ISSN: 0012-7361. • KUBIK: Open building approach for the construction of an unique experimental facility aimed to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Chica, JA et al. Proceedings of the O&SB2010 "Open and Sustainable Building", Open House International Vol 36, No 1 March 2011. ISBN: 978-84-88734-06-8. • KUBIK: una infraestructura singular para la eficiencia energética en edificación. EnergiaBerria, Energía del cluster de energía del País Vasco. Agosto 2009, 19-20. Ed. Cluster de Energía. BI-2650-99. • User-oriented Research and Product Development in Building Technologies: Living Labs as research methodology and its results. Chica J. A. Informes de la Construcción (IC).


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KUBIK staff members participate in forums and advisory boards at international level for the definition of experimental processes, data analysis procedures and technological roadmaps.

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Visitors in KUBIK (2011 - 2015)

KUBIK allows technological innovation dissemination through visits that approach technology in the form of tangible products and systems.

PLATFORMS, CLUSTERS, ASSOCIATIONS

ARQUITECTS 10 companies

6,16

27 companies

2,28

PUBLIC ADMON

56 companies

16,89 12,79

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS 74 companies

15,75

CONSULTING 34 companies

7,76

TYPE OF COMPANY total companies 438

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RESEARCH CENTERS

69 companies

OTHERS

37 companies

38,36

22,02

INDUSTRIES

168 companies

REAL STATE

2,98

LABS

3,57

5 companies

6 companies

RENEWABLES 4 companies

53,57

CONSTRUCTION 90 companies

2,38

EQUIPMENT 10 companies

5,95

ELEC/TELECOM 16 companies

9,52

TYPE OF INDUSTRIAL COMPANY total companies 168


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KUBIK has attended to 1.400 visitors from more than 30 countries of Europe, America, Asia and Oceania.

Derio (Bizkaia) Basque Country

43.29º N -2.87º E

ASIA

11 companies

SOUTH AMERICA

52 companies

2,51

2,74

KUBIK is located next to TECNALIA´s headquarters in Derio, Bizkaia, in the Northern coast of Spain.

NORTH AMERICA 12 companies

11,87 0,23

OCEANIA

1 company

27

EUROPE

362 companies

82,65

COUNTRIES total companies 438


TECNALIA Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia C/ Geldo, Edificio 700 E-48160 Derio - Bizkaia (España) T 902 760 000* T +34 946 430 850 (International calls) www.tecnalia.com ENRIQUE VADILLO Sustainable Construction Marketing Director enrique.vadillo@tecnalia.com Special mention to Fernando Fernández Reguera in appreciation for his pictures. KUBIK: INTELLIGENT ENERGY BUILDING

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