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Simulation based control for Energy Efficiency building operation and maintenance

Objective

Buildings Operational stage represents 80% of building’s life-cycle cost of which 50% is consequence of the energy use. Up to 90% of the buildings’ life cycle carbon emissions occur during their operational phase, mainly as consequence of the HVAC, lighting and appliances’ energy use. Therefore, energy and cost saving strategies addressing this building operation phase will have a major impact in the building life cycle cost.
Energy IN TIME (EiT) project goes beyond existing building control techniques, developing an integrated control & operation approach, that will combine state of the art modelling techniques with the development of an innovative simulation-based control technique with the overarching objective of automating the generation of optimal operational plans tailored to the actual building and users requirements. This approach will allow reducing system inefficiencies and contributing to improve building energy efficiency and comfort.

The target for Energy IN TIME solution will be existing non-residential buildings, which present the building typologies that guaranties higher impact and room for improvement due to the variety and quantity of facilities and equipment covered and the operational management model used in them. A control tool will be implemented in the building energy management systems to be automatically and remotely operated. The methodology for the enhancing solution implementation will be defined for existing buildings and for its implementation in new buildings since its initial commissioning.
The Energy IN TIME project work plan is divided into nine work packages: WP1: Requirements & System Architecture; WP2: Simulation Reference Model; WP3: Whole building Intelligent Control System.; WP4: Diagnosis & Continuous Commissioning; WP5: Energy Decision Support Tool. ; WP6: System Integration & Pilot-Scale Validation.; WP7: Demonstration to implement the designed and developed systems; WP8: Dissemination & exploitation; WP9 Coordination.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/thermodynamic engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 735 243,40
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)

Participants (13)

ANA - AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 204 840
Address
Rua D - Edificio 120, Aeroporto De Lisboa
1700-008 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Cristina Costa (Mrs.)
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 286 680
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Olivera (Ms.)
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 357 920
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nigel O'keeffe (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 380 050
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dominique Sauter (Prof.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 451 686
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christiane Pujol (Ms.)
FUNDACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA IBEROAMERICANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 950
Address
Ps. Garcia Faria 29
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paola Esquef (Ms.)
ICPE SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 198 170
Address
Splaiul Unirii 313 Sector 3
030138 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mihaela Chefneux (Mrs.)
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 455 050
Address
Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Kerrigan (Dr.)
STAMTECH SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 783,20
Address
Via Venti Settembre 18/5
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefania Amadio (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 521 090
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Dolores Suarez Ortega (Prof.)
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTREIRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 512 023
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew O'leary (Mr.)
CAVERION SUOMI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 530 057
Address
Torpantie 2
01650 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olli Nummelin (Mr.)
STAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 92 430,40
Address
Via Pareto 8 Ar
16129 Genova Ge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefania Amadio (Mrs.)