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BEAMS – Buildings Energy Advanced Management System

BEAMS is an EU Research and Development project funded by the EC in the context of the 7th Framework Program. Its strategic goal is the development of an advanced, integrated management system which enables energy efficiency in buildings and special infrastructures from a holistic perspective. The project is developing an open interoperability gateway that will allow the management of diverse, heterogeneous sources and loads, some of them typically present nowadays in spaces of public use (e.g. public lighting, ventilation, air conditioning), some others emergent and to be widespread over the next years (e.g. electric vehicles and photovoltaic installations). BEAMS will be a user driven, demonstration orientes project, where evidence of zhe energy and CO2 savings achieved by the project’s technologies will be collected. The approach will be validated through the development of a facility management environment to be deployed in two pilot sites:

  • The stadium of the Football Club Barcelona in Spain
  • The campus of the University of Salento in Italy

Find out more at http://ict-beams.eu/

CETIEB – Cost-Effective Tools for Better Indoor Environment in Retrofitted Energy Efficient Buildings

The main objectiveCETIEB logo of the project is to develop innovative solutions for better monitoring the indoor environment quality and to investigate active and passive systems for improving it. The focus lies on cost-effective solutions to ensure a wide application of the developed systems. Source & further information

Find out more at  http://www.cetieb.eu/



ECOGRIDEcoGrid EU is an EU-funded project, establishing the first prototype of the future intelligent grid in the world. The intelligent power system, also called Smart Grid, will be established on Bornholm, and the results of the project can be used worldwide. The key objective of the project is to demonstrate how smart grid technology and ordinary electricity customers on the light of information on electricity price can contribute actively to balance a power system with a high share of varying environmentally-friendly electricity generation, especially wind power. About one in every ten households on Bornholm as well as small and medium-sized companies will be involved in the project. In 2012 advanced meters and other smart appliances will be installed at the homes and companies of the participants on Bornholm. These appliances will enable them to control their consumption more or less automatically down to a five-minute basis based on the principle: It must be smart, easy and “convenient” to be a price conscious and environmentally-friendly electricity customer in the future “smart grid-society”.

Find out more at http://www.eu-ecogrid.net/



peerenergycloudThe objective of “PeerEnergyCloud” is to research and develop cloud-based technologies for such a platform. This includes the establishment of a virtual marketplace for local power trading as well as the design and development of innovative recording and forecast methods within a so-called “micro grid”. The integration of local sensors and actuators at the end user locations, via a specially secured fiber optic cable, enables the “smart micro grid cloud services” to access usage data in real-time, which can be used for the purpose of generating forecasts, for example.

Find out more at http://peerenergycloud.de/


S4ECoB Project “Sounds for Energy Control of Buildings”

S4ECoBS4ECoB aims to monitor and process sounds and noises for determination of occupancy to improve building energy management (BEM) and efficiency. The S4ECoB platform will integrate other existing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting (HVACL) systems. For instance, solid state lighting, heat exchange, photovoltaic plant or blind control will be integrated with other ICT-based subsystems (e.g. for security, protection, gas-detection, safety and comfort mainly). The control and management of automation and conditioning systems will be based on advanced algorithms. S4ECoB will include low cost and energy-efficient audio and occupancy sensors in adaptable and scalable network architecture to public buildings and surroundings that can employ energy-harvesting techniques to power electronics devices such as LED lighting and actuators, variable speed motors and pumps. The S4ECoB will record and report the operations of control and quantify the energy savings, CO2 footprint reduction and calculate the return of investment (ROI) and pay-back time of the project.

Find out more at http://www.s4ecob.eu/



smartcodeAn intelligent management of energy in such a local grid would enable customers to participate in the energy market and even contribute to the stability of the power grid. The problem is that such an energy management requires fine grained infrastructure and expensive hardware. Today, this limits applicability of energy management to large consumers in the industrial and commercial sector. The objective of SmartCoDe is to enable the application of demand side management and smart metering in private and small commercial buildings and neighbourhoods.

Find out more at http://www.fp7-smartcode.eu/



Control & Automation Management of Buildings & Public Spaces in the 21st Century

Find out more at http://www.campus21-project.eu


Control and Optimisation for Energy Positive Neighbourhoods


New systems, technologies and operation models based on ICTs for the management of energy positive and proactive neighbourhoods


Energy-Hub for residential and commercial districts and transport

Find out more at http://www.e-hub.org/


Effective Integration of Seasonal Thermal Energy storage systems IN existing buildings

Find out more at http://www.einstein-project.eu/


Energy consumption prediction with building usage measurements for software-based decision support

Find out more at http://www.enprove.eu/


Energy Positive Neighbourhoods Infrastructure Middleware based on Energy-Hub Concept

Find out more at http://www.epichub.eu/


New µ-CHP network technologies for energy efficient and sustainable districts

Find out more at http://www.fc-district.eu/


Advanced infrastructure for knowledge based services for buildings restoring

Find out more at http://www.h-know.eu/


Intelligent NeighbourhooD Energy Allocation & Supervision

Find out more at  http://www.ideasproject.eu/


The ICT Roadmap for Energy-Efficient Neighbourhoods

Find out more at http://www.ireenproject.eu/


Novel Business model generator for Energy Efficiency in construction and retrofitting

Find out more at http://www.newbee.eu/


Energy Forecasting

Find out more at http://www.nrg4cast.org/


Find out more at http://www.odysseus-project.eu/


Orchestration of Renewable Integrated Generation in Neighbourhoods

Find out more at http://www.origin-energy.eu/


SME network business model for collective self-organised processes in the construction and retrofit of energy-efficient residential districts

Find out more at http://www.proficient-project.eu/


coupling REnewable, Storage and ICTs, for Low carbon Intelligent Energy maNagemenT at district level

Find out more at http://www.resilient-project.eu/


RetroKit – Toolboxes for systemic retrofitting

Find out more at http://www.retrokitproject.eu/


Smartgrid KeY NEighborhood indicator cockpit


Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings Supported by Whole Life Optimisation

Find out more at http://www.umbrella-project.eu/


Decision Support Tool for Retrofitting a District, Towards the District as a Service

Find out more at http://www.urb-grade.eu/