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Projects :: SMARTSPACES

SMARTSPACES: Saving Energy in Europe's Public Buildings Using ICT

To substantially reduce peak and overall demand for energy and water across EU public buildings, the project will develop a service comprising innovative ICT-based energy decision support, awareness and management service components. Decision support is provided directly to city energy managers and other professionals responsible for building performance, and to building users, both staff and visitors to the building, including school pupils and university students and the general public, enabling all to optimise their energy-related behaviour based on up-to-date meter feedback on energy consumption. Management components of the service include effective ICT control of local renewable power and the full heat delivery chain for district / building systems. The SMARTSPACES service will enable public authorities in Europe significantly to improve their management of energy in the buildings they occupy. In operational terms, the consortium will carry out intensive work on optimising services for all user groups and maximising impact on resource use behaviour. Within the first year, requirements will be investigated with users, use cases agreed and service prototypes subject to rigorous user testing. Test results help finalise service components in a second design iteration lasting some 8 months, cumulating in implementation of operational services at all 11 pilot sites with more than 550 buildings in 8 countries (UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, NL, TR, RS) with almost 20,000 professionals and staff users and reaching an estimated more than 6,000,000 visitors annually. Pilots at all sites will operate for at least one year; lead sites will be identified to being in operation early and provide example solutions to others. The consortium, led by public authorities includes global ICT and service providers and distribution network operators working with local consultants and specialist advisors to carry out all steps in the project service implementation process.

Contact information

KORTE Werner B.
OXFORDSTRASSE 2
53111 BONN
GERMANY
Tel. +49228985300
Fax. +49 228 985 30 12

Participants

Coordinator: EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH, GERMANY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH GERMANY
VILLE DE MOULINS FRANCE
REAL PROJECT PARTNER SARL FRANCE
MOULINS HABITAT FRANCE
LYONNAISE DES EAUX FRANCE SA FRANCE
EDF Optimal Solutions FRANCE
STADT HAGEN GERMANY
INGENIEUR-UND PLANUNGSGEMEINSCHAFTENVI GMBH GERMANY
IBM ITALIA SPA* ITALY
COMUNE DI MILANO ITALY
BT Italia SpA ITALY
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering SERBIA
PREDUZECE ZA INFORMACIONE TEHNOLOGIJE I ELEKTRONSKO TRGOVANJE BELIT DOO SERBIA
BEOGRADSKE ELEKTRANE SERBIA
GASSO AUDITORES, SLP SPAIN
FUNDACIO LLEIDA 21*AGENCIA DE L'ENERGIA DE LLEIDA AEL SPAIN
CONSORCIO AGENCIA LOCAL DE LA ENERGIA Y EL CAMBIO CLIMATICO DE MURCIA SPAIN
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA SPAIN
EXPLOITATIEMAATSCHAPPIJ VILLA FLORA BV THE NETHERLANDS
CISCO SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL B. V. THE NETHERLANDS
Istanbul Sport Events Inc. TURKEY
SYSTEMSLINK 2000 LTD UNITED KINGDOM
LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY UNITED KINGDOM
BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 03/04/2012

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