This page of the ENERGY STAR website provides all the documents describing the requirements and manufacturer commitments for the certification of connected thermostats. Smart thermostats were added to the ENERGY STAR certification programme in January 2017. In order to get the certificate, manufacturers are required to provide heating and cooling data from at least 1,000 homes collected for over a year from across the United States. A minimum threshold of energy savings has to be met compared to a baseline home, i.e.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Learnings for the development of the Smartness Indicator from an Austrian research and demonstration project
by Susanne Geissler (SERA energy & resources, Vienna)
This Overview Article presents selected findings of the recently completed project SCDA – Smart City Demo Aspern with importance for the ongoing development of the Smartness Indicator.
The Smartness Indicator - Status Quo
Post date: 22 Nov 2017
CEDE 2017, organised by Central European Energy Partners (CEEP) in collaboration with the European Commission, will take place on 11 December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Balancing energy production and consumption in energy efficient smart neighbourhoods
The e-balance project, funded under the FP7-ICT programme of the EU, aims at integrating the energy customers into the future smart-grids in order to address future environmental problems with holistic technical solutions based on ICT, new business models and citizens’ behaviour under real world conditions.
Post date: 1 Aug 2017
This website is linked to an ongoing study (ending July 2018) that will provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (EC) in order to feed the negotiations and decision process regarding potentially setting up a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings’, as mentioned in the proposal by the EC for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (where it was called "smartness indicator").
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Intelligent Buildings, Energy, Mobility, ICT & Emergency Management Exhibition and Forum
Post date: 5 Jul 2017
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 67: Energy Flexible Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.
The objectives of the project are to:
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
The session will focus on the replication potential of the energy-related smart solutions being implemented in the SCC1 Lighthouse cities.
The Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects are funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, with the aim of bringing together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that lead to measurable benefits in energy and resource efficiency, new markets and new jobs.
Post date: 16 Jun 2017
As the EU energy industry is clearly moving towards a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to the improvement of Europe's economic and environmental sustainability, smart technologies provide the opportunity for new applications with far-reaching interdisciplinary impacts: providing the capacity to safely integrate more renewable energy sources (RES), smart grids and distributed generators into the network; delivering power more efficiently and reliably through demand response and comprehensive control and monitoring capabilities in order to...
Post date: 15 May 2017
International Energy Agency, EBC Annex 58: “Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements” - Report of Subtask 4b: Towards a characterisation of buildings based on in situ testing and smart meter readings and potential for applications in smart grids
Post date: 26 Apr 2017