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Simulation based control for Energy Efficiency building operation and maintenance

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.

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)

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ANA - AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 204 840

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 286 680

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 357 920

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE

France

EU Contribution

€ 380 050

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 451 686

FUNDACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA IBEROAMERICANA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 176 950

ICPE SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 198 170

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 455 050

STAMTECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 197 783,20

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 521 090

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 512 023

CAVERION SUOMI OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 530 057

STAM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 92 430,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608981

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 691 454,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 099 973

Coordinated by:

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain