Urban sustainability

Innovative simulation tools

Real-life models

Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability

MOEEBIUS introduces a Holistic Energy Performance Optimization Framework that enhances current modelling approaches and delivers innovative simulation tools which deeply grasp and describe real-life building operation complexities in accurate simulation predictions that significantly reduce the “performance gap” and enhance multi-fold, continuous optimization of building energy performance as a means to further mitigate and reduce the identified “performance gap” in real-time or through retrofitting.


[REPORT] MOEEBIUS DER Flexibility Analysis, Aggregation and Forecasting Module

The main objective of this document is to provide the updated documentation about DER Forecasting, Aggregation and Flexibility Analysis Module (DAFM) specifications. Moreover, the following report develops a detailed view of the tool along with the early evaluation of the different functionalities supported by the tool. The role of the module is to support energy optimization and peak load management through the effective utilization of aggregated demand flexibility.

This deliverable is the updated version of D6.1, providing the final development of the DAFM platform for the Aggregator. The tool incorporates the list of features defined for the tool enhanced with a visually appealing GUI to facilitate the business stakeholders. The manual documentation accompanies the development of the module, supporting that way a better understanding of the different views of the system. Finally, the alpha test evaluation of the module is reported. The UCD approach has been adopted in the project (following the establishment of the living lab at the very early phase of the project) and thus an early evaluation of the different system functionalities is taking place prior to the final deployment of the tool.

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[REPORT] MOEEBIUS Dissemination and Communication Plan

This report serves as a background and framework document supporting all dissemination and communication activities performed within the project Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability (MOEEBIUS). Although it provides many general information and provisions valid through the whole duration of the project, the focus is on the activities in the first 18 months of project duration. Effective dissemination of results is an essential part of every research project. This ensures that the gained knowledge or exploitable foreground can benefit the whole society, and that any duplication of research and development activities is avoided.

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[REPORT] MOEEBIUS Living Lab Activities Planning

This report describes the designed methodology for the activities plan to be developed at the Living Labs. All these activities will be consecutively executed. First of all, the validation framework is defined by specifying the Living Lab sites, the validation scenarios, collecting end-user requirements and analyzing the current state and performance of the buildings with an ex-ante evaluation. Following, the first intervention actions will take place in the roll-out phase, with the installation of the required equipment, the calibration of the models and the realization of a first trial in order to evaluate, optimize and re-calibrate the models and develop a second improved trial phase. After this, the results will be validated, and an analysis of the impact and cost-benefit will be done.

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[REPORT] End-user & business requirements

The report presents thorough analysis of the end-user requirements in order to create the necessary inputs for defining the different components of the platform and therefore setting the skeleton for MOEEBIUS framework. The list of requirements is derived through the active end users participation and involvement in the MOEEBIUS Living Lab as part of the open innovation approach introduced in MOEEBIUS project. Business scenarios and use-cases definition at the very early phase of the work, drive the whole requirement definition process for the proposed framework so as to allow end-users to easily grasp the intention, functionality and use of MOEEBIUS results.

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[REPORT] New Business Models and Associated Energy Management Strategies

The aim of the report was to develop proposal of four innovative ESCO business models and three innovative Demand Response (DR) business models. The ESCO business models developed introduce energy management based on enhanced energy performance contracts (EPCs), a condition/efficiency EPC model for ESCOs, a tool for raising occupants’ awareness for energy savings and the valorisation of buildings through energy certification. Incorporation of comfort and health parameters as part of an EPC, real time automation, predictive maintenance, gamification and behavioural triggering are some examples of innovative aspects that were introduced in the ESCO business models. Regarding DR, the business models developed include predictive analytics, peak demand management and a flexible DSM framework for participation on external market.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019


EU  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680517.