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Tools for cOntinuous building Performance Auditing

Objective

As occupant behaviour can be considered as one of the main drivers of the performance gap, TOPAs will focus on reducing the gap from an operational perspective, hence supporting Post Occupancy Evaluation. Quantifying the performance gap is non-trivial, the performance gap is dependent on time and contextual factors, and individual buildings will have a particular performance gap. The delivery of energy efficiency projects through energy performance contracts and ESCOs is widely seen as a way of addressing sub-optimal post installation performance of energy efficiency technologies. Since this model is very attractive from many perspectives and is identified as a central route to delivery of energy efficiency gains in the EPBD, methods and models for the accurate measurement and verification of energy savings are essential to the growth of the ESCO market. The energy audit process is generally done for a fixed duration at a specific point in time. A key outcome is the identification and root cause analysis of energy inefficiencies and as a result a plan is put in place to minimise these inefficiencies. This can be very effective at reducing energy consumption in a building. However, from an implementation perspective, it can be difficult to identify all issues (in some cases conflicting system level goals) and the persistence of savings can be poor and as a consequence inefficiencies re-appear. Continuous energy auditing takes this one-off process and makes it a constant rolling cycle where a detailed overview of the building performance is consistently available making it possible to refine the energy management plan. TOPAs adopts the principle of continuous performance auditing and considers not only energy use but also an understanding of how buildings are used and their climatic state, thus providing a holistic performance audit process through supporting tools and methodologies that minimise the gap between predicted and actual energy use.

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EeB-2015

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MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS ISRAEL LTD
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€ 906 727,50
Address
Negev Street 2
70199 Airport City
Israel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 388 597,50

Participants (8)

MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Ireland
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€ 892 298,75
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 P928 Cork

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Region
Ireland Southern South-East
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 812 578,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AZIMUT MONITORING
France
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€ 256 243,75
Address
Batiment Makalu Za Gde Ile Voie Saint Exupery Alpespace
73800 Francin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Savoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 109 818,75
ARDEN ENERGY LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 225 859,38
Address
North King Street S4 Spade Centre S4
7 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 96 796,87
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 431 500,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 738 631,25
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 316 556,25
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 491 750,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
EMBIX
France
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€ 330 356,25
Address
6 Chemin Des Montquartiers
92130 Issy-les-moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 141 581,25