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Support Tool for Energy Efficiency pRogrammes in medical centres

Objective

To meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the European Commission and to reduce the reliance on imported energy sources from not-EU countries, the energy efficiency sector vitally needs basic analytical and decision support tools. This is especially true for large scale energy-consumer plants (for ex. foundries) but also for medical centres which typically (1) use large amounts of energy, (2) run a wide number of energy consuming machinery with different electrical profiles, (3) serve a weak population that may be heavily affected by energy shortages, (4) have a continuous level of service with special periodicity and peak times, and (5) have to abide to all sorts of strict regulations (for ex. special air quality requirements).
The aim of this project is to create a tool that will provide medical centres and any other large institution involved in their energy efficiency programmes (governmental institutions, utilities providers, lending establishments, independent auditors, managers and technical staff), with information on the medical centre’s ideal energy consumption in different scenarios and on the most appropriate energy reduction plan for the medium-long term.
The project’s primary proposal is to identity the main variables that are responsible for the energy consumption in medical centres and give to each of them a weight. A novel mathematical model will be produced which will reproduce energy consumption in given scenarios.
On the basis of the above model, the project will proceed to build a scenario-based assessment and a prediction tool. It will be used by energy managers and decision makers to evaluate and compare future investments and actions to reduce energy consumption, also on the basis of their economic return. The acquired knowledge and expertise will be embedded in a software prototype (E3s) that will be used as a decision support tool.
The product of each phase will be tested in the four medical centres that support the project

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

EDISON FACILITY SOLUTIONS S.P.A.
Address
Via Dei Viticoltori 5
38123 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 243 000

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AFEKA - THE ACADEMIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING IN TEL AVIV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Bnei Efraim St 218
69107 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 283 500
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERTECH SOLUTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Via Lazzaroni Giuseppina 4
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CTADVENTURE SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 198 000
Address
Ul Leborska 3B
80-386 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEAZON SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
6 Ippodamou St.
26442 Patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AFEKA YISSUMIM LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
218 Bnei Ephraim
69107 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)