Periodic Reporting for period 1 - RemBAP (Remote Building Analytics platform for Utilities to deliver large-scale efficiency to SMEs and commercial portfolios)
Reporting period: 2015-02-01 to 2015-04-30
Besides the building envelope, other relevant sources of energy inefficiencies depend on the building use and the specific energy needs (lighting, equipment, cooling, etc). Regardless of the type of building, energy savings are always strongly influenced by the behaviour of occupants in the use of energy. Annual energy costs in buildings can be reduced by up to 20% only through monitoring and optimized use of the energy systems. European businesses are concerned about the increasing price of energy bills, and the EU has in turn taken action to improve building energy performance across Europe, defining a roadmap towards 2020 nearly zero-energy buildings (2010/31/EU). The energy efficiency directive (2012/27/EU), which aims for a 20% reduction in Europe's annual primary energy consumption by 2020, targets energy providers and energy consumers alike. In this context, current efforts in energy efficiency are not enough and both small consumers and energy utilities are paying a high price for the EU’s environmental awareness. High-level innovation in energy management software (higher level of automation; reduced prices) is called to play a key role in reaching a wider number of end-users while allowing utilities to make a promising future through appropriate market positioning.
Driven by customer demand, DEXMA’s overall objective through RemBAP project is to bring to commercial readiness a new advanced building analytics software platform based on our current DEXCell Energy Management solution that will dramatically simplify energy management and will encourage mass adoption of energy efficiency by small-medium users, among them many SMEs, for whom energy efficiency is currently out of reach.
The new product RemBAP represents a unique opportunity for DEXMA to expand our business by creating profitable win-win relations with energy sector stakeholders under a completely new scheme. Successful market uptake of our new product will have a global impact, encouraging mass adoption of energy efficiency by small-medium users, among them many SMEs, for whom energy efficiency is currently out of reach.