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ICT for Energy Efficient Airports

ICT for Energy Efficient Airports

Objective

CASCADE will develop facility-specific measurement-based energy action plan for airport energy managers underpinned by systematic Fault Detection Diagnosis (FDD) Methods. CASCADE will develop a framework and methodology to underpin the execution of customised ICT solutions building upon existing ICT infrastructure. A measurement framework and minimal data set will be established that control and benchmark equipment performance, optimise user behaviour, and match client specifications. FDD enables beyond the state of the artenergy management because FDD can be used to detect problems in system design, equipment efficiency, and operational settings. CASCADE will enable transformation of FDD into actionable information by developing an energy action plan that links Actions-Actors-ISO Standards through a web-based management portal. CASCADEwill provide the European Commission with the opportunity to engage the European airport community on the topic of energy efficiency. Airports are politically visible and public hubs that connect Europe. ACI-Europe has committed its support to the proposal providing a direct exploitation channel to 400 of the 500 EU-27 airports. Furthermore, CASCADE embodies what E2B and the PPP is trying to do. It is industry shaped, politically visible, provides near term impact, creates jobs, and meaningfully addresses 20-20-20 targets. Airport managers are under considerable pressure to economise in energy management and need tools to provide adequate support. From CASCADE, they demand solutions that can integrate with existing ICT solutions installed at their facilities. From them, CASCADE can obtain access to their terminals, HVAC systems, renewable energy systems, co-generation plants, parking areas, maintenance hangers, security systems, etc. HVAC systems and CO2 reduction will receive special emphasis. CASCADE will target a 3 year return on investment and a 20% reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 534 266

Administrative Contact

Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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PSE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 246 178

ENERIT LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 244 681

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 373 602

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 283 553

SENSUS MI ITALIA S.r.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 276 268

SOCIETA PER AZIONI ESERCIZI AEROPORTUALI SEA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 239 858

AEROPORTI DI ROMA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 198 739

INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 202 721

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284920

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 874 591

  • EU contribution

    € 2 599 866

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany