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Buildings as Efficient Interoperable Formers of Clean Energy Ecosystems

Project description

Energy management for sustainable urban living

In the modern era, buildings stand as both marvels of design and voracious consumers of energy. In the realm of energy management, buildings often function in silos, lacking the adaptability needed for integration into the broader energy landscape. This disconnect poses a significant hurdle to efficient and sustainable practices. Addressing this challenge head-on, the EU-funded WeForming project aims to transform the energy paradigm in buildings. Focused on intelligent grid-interactive efficient buildings, it seeks to harmonise energy processes, providing innovative solutions that bridge the gap between buildings and the dynamic energy ecosystem. The project will pave the way for smart cities adorned with innovative, energy-efficient structures.

Objective

The WeForming project aims to change the paradigm of efficiently managing energy in buildings, paying special attention to their interaction with the energy ecosystem (energy networks and markets) by developing, deploying and demonstrating innovative solutions addressing (i) digital operation, management and maintenance and (ii) efficient and interactive energy processing for Intelligent Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (iGEBs), able to operate intelligently in a multi-energy, multi-user, multi-sector, multi-market, and multi-objective environment, without forgetting quality, comfort, health and acceptation.
The WeForming Framework will deploy an umbrella framework covering all aspects around the establishment and adoption of iGEBs in cities, which consists of (i) a Building Operational Pillar encompassing all assets of iGEBs, including the energy management systems and the different platforms, aiming towards the building operational optimization, the actors and the actual flexibility resources, generation and storage components; (ii) a novel Interoperability Assurance Pillar which leverages on, adapts, evolves, and specifically validates leading-edge interoperable architectures; (iii) a Business Pillar including all necessary processes to bring the proposed solutions to the market, through the design and validation of sustainable and competitive business models, ensuring the economic viability of the investments needed for the establishment of smart cities featuring new and refurbished iGEBs; (iv) a Smart-city enabling Pillar integrating iGEBs as modular units addressing all different non-technical barriers and limitations for the widespread deployment of the proposed solutions that will create a stock of active buildings acting as active utility nodes within cities.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS ADVANCED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SA
Net EU contribution
€ 742 500,00
Address
FRAGOKLISSIAS 18 & SAMOU 53 STR
15125 Marousi Athina
Greece

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αττική Aττική Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 1 237 500,00

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