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Other relevant research project in the field of S4ECoB:

EEPOS (Energy management and decision support systems for Energy POSitive neighbourhoods) – EEPOS is a research and development project aiming to put into effect the idea of energy positive neighbourhoods. The EEPOS consortium develops tools for energy optimization and end user involvement to improve the management of energy generation and consumption on the neighbourhood level. Source & further information: eepos-project.eu

PROFICIENT - PROFICIENT aims to create large business opportunities for SMEs in the construction sector by exploiting the newly emerging process of Collective Self-Organised (CSO) housing for constructing and retrofitting energy-efficient residential districts. Source & further information: www.proficient-project.eu

CETIEB (Cost-Effective Tools for Better Indoor Environment in Retrofitted Energy Efficient Buildings) – The main objective 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: www.cetieb.eu/SitePages/Home.aspx

IREEN (ICT for Energy Efficient Neighbourhoods) – IREEN is a strategy project which examines the ways that ICT for energy efficient and performance can be extended beyond individual homes and buildings to the wider context of neighbourhoods and communities. Source & further information: www.ireenproject.eu

SPORTE2 (Energy Efficiency for Sport Facilities) – SportE2 is a research project co-financed by the European Commission in Framework Programme 7 under the domain of Information Communication Technologies and Energy Efficient Buildings.  In this project, we will develop energy efficient products and services dedicated to needs and unique characteristics of sport facilities. Source & further information: www.sporte2.eu

CASCADE (ICT for Energy Efficient Airports) – Airports consume as much energy as small cities. CASCADE project will help to reduce their energy needs by developing an ISO 50001 Energy Management System, based on advanced Fault Detection and Diagnosis tools. Source & further information: www.cascade-eu.org

EpicHub (Energy Positive Neighbourhoods Infrastructure Middleware based on Energy-Hub Concept) – The goal of EPIC-HUB is to develop a new methodology, an extended architecture and services able to provide improved Energy Performances to Neighbourhoods (NBH). By combining powerful Energy-Hub-based Energy Optimization capabilities with seamless integration of pre-existing and new ICT systems, EPIC-HUB will contribute to achieve the global objective of the Energy-positive Neighbourhood. Source & further information: www.epichub.eu

EnergyWarden – Renewable Energy Sourcing Decisions and Control in Buildings. Source & further information: www.energywarden.net

Campus21 (Control and Automation Management of Buildings and Public Spaces) – Campus 21 addresses the need for integration strategies of ICT in building and neighbourhood energy management systems to achieve optimised and holistic operation of Energy-, Security-, Safety and other Facilities Services aiming to optimise the energy usage and operational cost and to reduce the overall CO2 emission of buildings and public spaces. Source & further information: www.campus21-project.eu/index.php/en/campus21descr/overview

UMBRELLA (Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings Supported by Whole Life Optimisation) – will develop an innovative, web-based decision-support application, which will support and connect the range of stakeholders involved in energy efficiency retrofitting of the built environment.  The portal will provide users with common independent evaluation tools built around new and adaptable business models linked with energy efficient design solutions.  This will be based around a whole life scenario e.g. design, operation and end-of-life. Further information: www.umbrella-project.eu

SEEDS (Self-learning Energy Efficient builDings and open Spaces) – The SEEDS project develops innovative technologies for optimizing building’s performance in terms of energy, comfort, and life cycle costs. It is based on an innovative modelling methodology based on measurements, self-learning, optimization techniques and wireless technologies. SEEDS can be applied to buildings and surrounding open spaces. SEEDS is particularly attractive for the retrofitting of existing buildings. Further information: www.seeds-fp7.com

EAR-IT – The EAR-IT project is an EU FP7 co-funded project working over a two-years period (Oct'2012-Sep'2014) on the exiting challenges of using acoustic sensing in smart cities and smart building. With innovation and research in this area, the project will experiment in the city of Santander (Spain) and for intelligent building in Geneva, applications improving security, energy saving, traffic management and more. The project idea will conduct a large-scale ‘real-life’ experimentation of intelligent acoustics for supporting high social value applications fostering innovation and sustainability in two existing test beds (also known as FIRE) with the FP7 projects SmartSantander (www.smartsantander.eu) and Hobnet (www.hobnet-project.eu). Further information: ear-it.eu

EcoShopping (Energy efficient & Cost competitive retrofitting solutions for Shopping buildings) – EcoShopping project aims to build a holistic retrofitting solution for commercial buildings to reduce primary energy consumption down to less than 80kWh/m2 per year and increase the share of RES more than 50% compare to the state of the art. The approach will be systemic by developing (1). Novel thermal insulation solutions using cost effective materials to further reduce the thermal lost and lower the energy consumption. (2). an easy install and cascadable daylighting technologies based on the NLIS® system to reduce energy billing and improve user comfort. (3). HVAC Retrofitting systemic approach based on RES direct powered DC variable speed Heat pump and harnessing the Building Thermal Mass for reducing the energy consumption. (4). Integrated solution way based on the Intelligent Automation Unit (IAU) concept and Mobile Robot.  The project intends to use and integrate available products and technologies along with a network of low-cost equipments to accurately monitor the environmental and occupancy parameters to have a better control of the BAM and full exploitation of the Building Thermal Mass, which serve as a “Thermal Battery” and store the RES directly without using battery, tank or other expensive storage material and simplify the system structure. The purpose is to reduce the consumption of energy without losing comfortability for users and providing, at the same time, higher energy performance, security and healthy, automatic and reliable services to visitor, building operators and owners. For this the development of IAU and the extension of Mobile Robot play an important role, in concept of accurate control, demand reduction, user oriented and friendly service, building security etc. Further information: cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/109127_en.html

ENRIMA (Energy Efficiency and Risk Management in Public Buildings) - The aim of the project Energy Efficiency and Risk Management in Public Buildings (EnRiMa) is to develop a decision-support system (DSS) to enable operators to control energy flows in energy-efficient buildings and areas of public use. This process will be achieved via integrated management of conflicting goals such as minimising costs, improving energy efficiency, meeting emission reduction requirements as well as managing risk. Source & further information: www.enrima-project.eu/project/the-project

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 284628.