Built Environment Sustainability and Technology in Energy
Laufzeit des Projektes:02/2009 bis 05/2012
Projektkoordination:Fomento de San Sebastián C/Ijentea, 6 Palacio Goikoa 20.003 San Sebastián Spain www.fomentosansebastian.org
“Built Environment Sustainability and Technology in Energy” (BEST Energy) project is addressed to the aforementioned objective by the implementation and validation of several pilot actions in several European Public buildings and public spaces, with the aim of substantially improving the energy efficiency in those buildings and places by the use of market ready ICT solutions, demonstrating also the economic viability of the systems to be installed.
BEST Energy project belongs to the ICT Policy Support Programme. The ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses, particularly Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
What Best Energy is.
The main objective of this project is to improve the energy efficiency in public buildings and street public lighting, by the ICT-based centralized monitoring and management of the energy consumption and production, and to provide decision makers with the necessary tools to be able to plan energy saving measures.
To achieve this objective BEST Energy project will implement and validate four pilots, two related to energy efficiency in public buildings (one in a Sports centre in Spain and one in a University building in Germany), and another two regarding energy efficiency in public street lighting. All the pilots will implement innovative advanced control mechanisms allowing to substantially improving the energy efficiency in the respective buildings and spaces, each of them particularized to the specific characteristics of the different buildings and spaces.
Based on these experiences there will be a later replication of the pilot in other buildings, located in Spain, Denmark and the Czech Republic. The aim is to experiment during the BEST Energy project a first replication of the pilot experiences, that will serve other Municipalities to take advantage of the results of the first phase of the project as best practices, achieving the corresponding energy savings.
The BEST Energy project concept is based on the integration of building and lighting technology and state of the art ICT technology into innovative control and monitoring systems. This integration is focused on providing real time monitoring and control of the energy consumption as well as allowing giving feedback to users on the consumed energy. The expected improvement in energy efficiency given by this concept comes from 2 different aspects:
The continuous (real time) monitoring of the energy consumption and generation is the way to allow centralized control systems to optimise energy performance.
At the same time, heightened energy consumption awareness is expected to stimulate behavioural changes on the users of the energy. As an example of this, gains of 7% have been observed in Finnish households just by providing consumers real-time feedback on their consumption. Early trials suggest the energy savings in companies could be as high as 10%.
In line with this concept, the main objective of this project is to improve the energy efficiency in public buildings and street public lighting, by the ICT-based centralized monitoring and management of the energy consumption and production, and to provide decision makers with the necessary tools to be able to plan energy saving measures.
The initially quantified objective is to achieve a 12% reduction on the energy consumption of the buildings, and at least a 30% reduction of the energy consumption of the public lighting systems. This objective will be reviewed after the initial stage of the project, when more detailed information about the energy use and the different possibilities of reducing the energy consumption will be available. An additional set of objectives will be defined at this stage of the project, regarding energy consumption peaks reduction, and renewable energy use (in the public buildings).
Publications and Presentations
- Giroa, S.A.
- Green Power Monitor
- Viborg Municipality
- Energydesign Braunschweig
- Rumpe Information Technologies
- Aachen University
- Technical University of Braunschweig
- Almada City Council CMA
- Local Energy Management Agency of Almada AGENEAL
- ENESA S.A.
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