Urban sustainability

Innovative simulation tools

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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.

 

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Our project consortium participated in MOEEBIUS General Assembly in Ericeira, Portugal (2-3 November 2016). The meeting was organized by Municipio de Mafra - local government which is responsible for testing innovative MOEEBIUS solutions.

During the meeting, project partners presented current progress in all MOEEBIUS tasks, including development of technical and business solutions. The first part of the meeting was focused on innovations generated in the following aspects:

  • End-User Characteristics and Requirements,
  • New Business Models for End-Users and Energy Management Strategies,
  • Building and District performance assessment specifications and Key Performance Indicators,
  • Overall Requirements of the MOEEBIUS technological and functional components.

Moreover, the advances on Exploitation Plan and Market Intelligence Activities were described. Some exploitable outcomes and next actions were shown as it is planned to prepare and implement joint as well as individual exploitation plans.

The first part of the meeting was also focused on the previous and forthcoming promotional activities aimed at dissemination of the project results. Project partners summarized previous actions, among which participation in thematic events and publication of press releases can be found. They also identified the most valuable opportunities for promoting MOEEBIUS among different groups of stakeholders and potential users. 

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At the beginning of the 2nd day, Mafra and ISQ guided the consortium through a pilot site for better understanding of its needs and specifications. First of all, Mafra City Hall building had been visited, where the consortium was welcomed by Mafra’s Major. After that, the consortium went to see School buildings complex and Kindergarten building.

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After visitation, project partners presented the technical details of selected project pilot sites (Portugal and Serbia), describing technical specifications of critical equipment, showing devices and sensors planned to be implemented and discussing the business models to be tested in each building. They also specified plans for the forthcoming months, such as development of geometrical models of the pilot sites.

Finally, the project consortium announced that the next General Assembly will be held in Belgrade (Serbia), between 9th and 11th May 2017.

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