LASIGE participates in the H2020-funded project “Smartness to existing Buildings” (SMART2B), which starts September 1. The project is coordinated by the Centre for New Energy Technologies, a joint initiative between EDP – Energias de Portugal and China Three Gorges Corporation focused on R&D, and it counts with the participation of 10 organizations from 9 countries. Pedro Ferreira leads LASIGE participation in the consortium.
The project joins partners from academia, business and public sector in its efforts to upgrade smartness levels of existing buildings through coordinated control of legacy equipment and smart appliances; implement interoperability in two existing cloud-based platforms that are currently available in the European market (and that, as a result of this project, will be integrated into a single building management platform); create a user-centric ecosystem that empowers citizens by simplifying equipment and device control and providing information about overall energy performance.
SMART2B final aim is to develop and deploy non-intrusive IoT sensors and actuators in existing buildings to solve one of the main problems of improving buildings’ indoor comfort and energy efficiency: the structural (physical and financial) limits of installing, monitoring, automating and control existing devices in buildings. For that effect, it proposes plug & play devices that interact with the appliances and legacy equipment already installed and communicate the collected data to the cloud for remote monitoring, data analysis based on AI and machine learning and control.
The project was awarded a total € 3 999 897,75 and will last for 36 months.