H2020 - Horizon 2020

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Concept:   Digitalisation, advanced engineering and sophisticated data analytics techniques can improve building management through innovative business models.   The EU-funded iBECOME project will increase intelligence, decarbonisation and decentralisation of the energy system by transforming building and operation data into products that can be profitable in the innovative business framework.  
Post date: 5 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept:   The digitalisation of the energy sector enables higher levels of operational excellence with the adoption of disrupting technologies.   The EU-funded PLATOON project offers methodology that deploys distributed/edge processing and data analytics technologies for optimised real-time energy system management in a simple way for energy domain experts.  
Post date: 4 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept:   The EU’s building stock is relatively old. Half of all homes in most EU countries were built pre-1970 and before the first thermal regulations.   This is why upgrading the energy efficiency of the building envelope – the physical barrier between indoor and unconditioned environment – is important.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Current architectural and engineering design programmes enable complex and creative designs to be easily and accurately modelled.   Using advanced virtual reality (VR) applications, designers can immersively perceive and interact with their creations.  
Post date: 22 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   The acceleration of digitalisation in lean building/infrastructure construction will facilitate the industrialisation of the construction sector.   The EU-funded COGITO project proposes to materialise the digitalisation benefits through a digital Construction 4.0 toolbox that harmonises Digital Twins with the Building Information Model concept.  
Post date: 22 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Delivering services to buildings based on an Active building Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC) model provides a new opportunity to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs and grid operators) aiming to generate new business or improve existing ones, while lowering GHG emissions.   ESCOs can play an important role as aggregators of implicit Demand Response in buildings, as electrification (in combination with active control) based on demand response to variable pricing seems to be the key to a successful business case.
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Publication

Concept:   Smart energy management is currently one of the most important research areas in Europe. With this in mind, the EU-funded SINERGY project aims to unlock the innovation potential of the Institute Mihajlo Pupin (IMP) in Serbia.   It will therefore strive to strengthen the IMP’s current research capacity and enhance its research competitiveness so as to make it a regional point of reference in smart energy management technologies.
Post date: 9 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Adequate warmth, cooling and lighting and the energy to power appliances are essential in a home.   Energy poverty is associated with a range of adverse consequences for people’s health and well-being, exacerbated by low temperatures and stress associated with unaffordable energy bills.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Regional and local authorities need to precisely determine, control and demonstrate their sustainable energy and climate actions to increase their efficiency.   The EU-funded ENERGee Watch project will support peer-to-peer learning for municipal and regional associations and networks to understand how different sustainable energy and climate mitigation actions have been controlled and assessed.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   TThe EU-funded LEAP4SME project aims to support member states and specifically their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in carrying out energy audits and implementing cost-effective energy-saving measures.   To reach those objectives, LEAP4SME will conduct a mapping of policies and programmes that currently exist to identify their strengths and weaknesses.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2020
Type: Link