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Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance

Objective

Today, Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) analysis tends to show a large discrepancy with real energy performance. Most cases are due to gross mistakes rather than fundamental inadequacy of available technology and methods. The reasons are manifold. Highly simplified calculation methods are used far beyond their domain of validity. Assumed boundary conditions such as occupant behaviour are not in accordance with actual usage; gross malfunctions in control and HVAC systems are left undetected in the commissioning process, while thermal bridges and distribution system losses are left without attention. Moreover, metered and sub-metered data are not used efficiently in calculation tools and engineering based simulation models during the Measurement and Verification (M&V) phase.
TRIBUTE aims at minimizing the gap between computed and measured energy performances through the improvement of the predictive capability of a state-of-the-art commercial BEPS. TRIBUTE will extend the use of this tool to the commissioning and operation stages of a building. For existing buildings, M&V techniques will be developed and deployed to connect the BEPS model in real time to the pivotal wireless sensing and control systems of a monitored building. This involves modelling building systems to a higher fidelity than done today, developing technology for on-line identification of building key parameters, and automatically adapting the on-line, real time BEPS to the actual building’s state.
In addition, BHM and EFM application will compare measured data to the then improved predicted metrics and will enable detecting building deviations. Advanced data mining methods will help evaluate these deviations. Subsequent Energy Efficiency Diagnostic Rules and optimization methods will provide cost effective and corrective retrofit actions accordingly.
The methodology and tools will be evaluated in the context of three different building types and locations.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
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Switzerland
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 336 874,72
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Martin Sénéclauze (Mr.)

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
France
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€ 1 018 950
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Rue Joseph Monier 35
92500 Rueil Malmaison
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Julie André Dreina (Mrs.)
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
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€ 348 480
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Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nigel O'keeffe (Mr.)
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 497 000
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dolores Willis (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 000
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Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katja Böttcher (Mrs.)
TBC INNOVATIONS
France
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€ 103 832
Address
24 Rue Georges Picot
31400 Toulouse
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christel Jimenez (Mrs.)
EQUA SIMULATION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 649 280
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Rasundavagen 100
169 57 Solna
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Sahlin (Mr.)
COMMUNAUTE D'AGGLOMERATION DE LA ROCHELLE
France
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€ 214 516
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Rue Saint Michel 6
17086 La Rochelle
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Matthieu Graindorge (Mr.)
LA ROCHELLE UNIVERSITE
France
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€ 142 435
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Avenue Albert-einstein 23
17031 La Rochelle
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Florian Battezzati (Mr.)
COMUNE DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 212 800
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Piazza Palazzo Di Citta 1
10122 Torino
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Elena Deambrogio (Mrs.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 136 800
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
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Enrico Macii (Prof.)
ZEDFACTORY EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 143 040
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Sandmartin Way 21
SM6 7DF Wallington
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Sue Dunster (Mrs.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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€ 369 592
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C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
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Josep Maria Herrera (Mr.)
TEKEVER TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO SA
Portugal
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€ 374 475
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Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Estrada Da Foz De
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha
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André Oliveira (Mr.)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
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€ 438 853
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High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
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Romano Hoofman (Dr.)
AMIRES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 229 900
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Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Rudolf Frycek (Dr.)
IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

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Ireland
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Shelbourne Road Ballsbridge
4 Dublin 4
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Administrative Contact
Jean-Charles Gautier (Mr.)
TBC générateurs d'innovation

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 181 100,28
Address
Boulevard Victor Hugo 25
31770 Colomiers
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Loustau (Mr.)