Energy management for public buildings through holistic information modelling and 3D visualization
The objective of KnoholEM is to design and test an intelligent energy management solution for energy efficient public buildings. The solution will considerably reduce energy consumption, both by systematically avoiding energy wasting and by knowledge-based holistic optimization of energy consumption. It will be applicable and configurable to a broad scope of building types in any EU region.
The intelligent energy management solution will be based on existing knowledge representation technologies like functional modelling and ontologies, which will be used in the context of smart buildings in combination with Building Automation Systems. It will be enhanced by energy consumption behaviour simulation with realistic visualization assistance. Approaches previously developed by the project partners will be integrated into a holistic energy management solution.
The focus of the project will not be on development, but on detailed analysis and validation. KnoholEM includes five test and demonstration buildings in Spain and the Netherlands that will be used by the consortium of industry and research partners to develop, enhance and extensively test the solution. An overall knowledge base will be created through a detailed analysis of the structure of the demonstration buildings and their energy consuming/producing devices, through the intelligent interlinking of building usage with its energy demand, as well as by various energy consumption behaviour simulations.
Programme: EEB-ICT-2011.6.4 ICT for energy-efficient buildings and spaces of public use
Duration: September 2011 – September 2014
Smart Homes contact: Peter Brils
In this project, Smart Homes cooperates with partners in Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Spain.