Campus 21 focuses on the energy-efficient operation of public buildings and spaces. It brings together the expertise of national research centres from Germany (Telecommunications), Ireland (IT in AEC, Artificial Intelligence), Austria (Building Physics), and Spain (Information Technology).
The management experience of Public Authorities bundles this with the process expertise from multiple industry sectors, such as Construction & Facilities Management, Building Services Systems Manufacturers and Energy Providers. 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.
The integration strategy to be developed will address four key areas: a technical strategy, business and procurement models, a validation concept, and a standardisation concept.