The SUNSHINE Consortium is happy to announce the final event of the project, to be held in the Bologna Urban Center (in the Auditorium Biagi Hall) on January 14th 2016!
Funded under the Information and EU Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme, the SUNSHINE Project – “Smart UrbaN Services for HIgher eNergy Efficiency” delivers innovative digital services, interoperable with existing geographic web-service infrastructures, supporting improved energy efficiency at the urban and building level.
In closure of the project, the SUNSHINE FINAL EVENT Conference aims at delivering the results of this 3-year innovative initiative, within a large international participation, as well as to promote and network with other EU Projects on Energy Efficiency.
The SUNSHINE end event will be organized as a two-fold experience.
Firstly, we would like to offer the citizens and all stakeholders interested in Energy Efficiency the opportunity to take part in the SUNSHINE Demos and experience first-hand the solutions for Energy Maps, Building Energy Awareness and Remote Control of Public Lighting. The Demos will take place in the Great Hall of the Bologna Urban Center, will be streamed live, will be open to everyone and will future a few hidden surprises!
Second, the Final Conference Session will be the core part of talking SUNSHINE and will gather the project partners as well as speakers, panellists and expert invitees from a wide array of institutions: representatives of fellow innovation projects, of the municipality, region and energy supply companies, pioneer companies, institutes and research groups in the area of energy efficiency, location, the IoT, Standards and EU Policies as well as Open Energy. The day-long meeting will provide the opportunity to present project achievements and innovative tools developed in the 3 years of project activities.
We believe that this event will not only be an appropriate opportunity to set up the basis for new partnerships to continue the efforts of the SUNSHINE project in the upcoming programming period, but also a means to support and transfer knowledge and lessons learned to stakeholders confronted with similar challenges in the Energy area.
If you are interested in taking part in a networking and learning event, or are involved in an innovative project on the theme Energy Efficiency, Location and Internet of Things, Standards and EU Policies, Open Energy, which you would like to share more of – we would be happy to have you participating!
Our society continuously recognizes the need to increase the awareness on energy usage in the building sector in order to make it more sustainable. It does not refer only n addressing climate changes, but also to effectively manage scarce natural resources.
In terms of energy consumption, buildings represent about 40% of the whole final energy consumption (European Commission, 2010).
In the “buildings” sector, the energy is mainly consumed at the household level: in 2009 European households were responsible for 68% of the total energy used in buildings mainly for space heating (almost 70%), domestic hot water (14%), lighting and electrical appliances (13%) and cooking (4%). Therefore, systems and strategies to reduce this significant energy use can have a major impact worldwide. This calls for effective techniques and methods for modelling, simulation, analysis and control of energy use in built environments in urban settings such as:
- • Simulation and tools for building, urban and system-wide energy demand assessment;
- • Integration of renewable energy in the built environment;
- • Energy and building data collection analytics and data-driven energy management;
- • Monitoring and control of infrastructure for the distribution and use of energy;
- • Human behaviour and energy consumption in built environments and mechanisms to influence them;
- • Control and coordination for economical and efficient use of energy;
- • Energy auditing and apportionment;
- • Hardware, software, and network systems for energy analytics and decision control.
Information technology plays a key role in making the built environment around us more efficient. For example, data availability, algorithms and novel large-scale data analysis methods help us understand and model the complexities of built environment. Wired and particularly wireless sensor-actuator networks are key to enabling energy-saving systems in buildings by providing a reliable, cost-effective and extensible solutions that can be placed in existing as well as new structures and are, most importantly, networked. Finally, with the huge popularity of the smartphones and the proliferation of ubiquitous and inexpensive “Internet-of-Things” sensors, the built environment has the unprecedented opportunity to harness new contexts and tightly integrate monitoring, services and control with building occupants.
These findings can feed into the development of policies and best practices in the efficient building energy sector. The SUSNHINE final conference is a venue for these new and exciting directions.
|1||Present final project results to an audience of international experts, coordinators of similar projects, cities and regions||Educating the attendees about the methodology of the SUNSHINE project, including the three scenarios, the web platform and three mobile apps for:
|2||Facilitate sharing of perspectives and results as well as network with other ICT/Horizon/privately funded and developed EE solutions||Speakers and experts will be invited to present initiatives in synergy with the SUNSHINE project, as well as to take part in the roundtable discussion/networking session centred on how to place results in perspective of the European policies currently being implemented, the markets and the needs of European cities.|
|3||Share lessons learned and experiences from a wide array of crucial future development topics: energy efficiency, standards and EU policies, perspectives of utilities and energy companies, the topic of Open Energy||The conference aims at sharing the valuable lessons learned and extending an open invitation for cities and regions to become a part of the piloting group using benefits from the developed technology.|
|4||Discuss future perspectives: SUNSHINE after SUNSHINE, in the ample EU project climate, and determine common grounds, challenges and opportunities together with other EU project representatives and public actors||Presentation and discussion of project expansion, creation of an EEIG, sustainability and potential future impact, as well as opportunities for new collaborations and new horizons in energy efficiency.|
|09:30 - 10:30||
|Registration of participants, Auditorium Biagi Hall|
|10:00 - 10:30||
|10:30 - 11:20||
|SUNSHINE - “Smart UrbaN Services for HIgher eNergy Efficiency”
|11:20 - 11:35||Coffee break|
|11:35 - 12:30||
|Energy efficiency, Location and Internet of Things in the EU: common grounds, challenges and opportunities
Session dedicated to present the trends in Europe related to the research and innovation in the IT applied to energy efficiency, including perspectives coming from the utilities and energy companies.
|12:30 - 13:30||Light Lunch - Salaborsa Cafe (within the Urban Center)|
|13:30 - 14:25||
|Standards and EU policies
Session dedicated to the presentation of the related standardization activities and the framework proposed by the EU to support the energy efficiency.
|14:25 - 15:20||
Session dedicated to the open data initiative and the energy efficiency sector.
|15:20 - 15:35||Coffee break|
|15:35 - 16:15||
|Roundtable discussion and networking session: Joint capitalization of Energy Efficiency initiatives
Panel members: SUNSHINE Consortium (TBD), Regione Emilia Romagna, Comune di Bologna, ARPAE Environment and Energy Agency, representatives of ICT-PSP and Horizon projects)
Urban Center Great Hall
|10:00 - 16:00||
|Public SUNSHINE Demo presentations|
The conference is organized in partnership with the Bologna Urban Center, the host location for the SUNSHINE Conference.
The Urban Center Bologna is situated in Piazza del Nettuno 3, in the Sala Borsa of Bologna, Italy.
The SUNSHINE conference will be held in the Auditorium Biagi Hall.
Registrations are closed
Building Performance Institute Europe - Brussels, Belgium
Aleksandra Arcipowska is an energy and climate expert, currently working for the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). Over the past 7 years, she has worked on energy and climate related projects for institutes such as the Institute for Sustainable Development, the Institute for Renewable Energy, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment, the Polish Climate Coalition and the Polish Ecological Club. As a policy officer and researcher, she has been involved in various topics ranging from UNFCCC negotiations to energy system transition.
ARPAE Environment and Energy Agency - Bologna, Italy
Michele Sansoni is a Management Engineer who brings enthusiasm and commitment to the analysis of environmental issues. With more than 8 years of experience in environmental assessments, energy-environment interactions and GIS analysis for environmental planning, his activity is also focussed on environmental economics and on methodologies and tools to analyse and measure GHG emissions. He regularly gives lectures on the abovementioned themes in international conferences and courses.
European Institute for Energy Research - Karlsruhe, Germany
Jean-Marie Bahu is working at the European Institute for Energy Research. He is a Project leader within the framework of a major R&D project aiming to develop an innovative decision support tool for urban and energy planning of world-class cities, and to support EDF strategy in the field of smart cities market. He is coordinating the Spatial Urban Modelling activities at EIFER, mainly concerning methodologies on energy issues for cities and territories (e.g. spatial modelling for the assessment of energy demand or renewable energy resources potential) and the development of a geospatial data infrastructure based on open standards (e.g. CityGML).
iMFV - Intelligent Mobility: FutureVision - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Muna Hamdi is iMFV collaboration Group Managing director and Intelligent Systems consultant with career experience examples in Intelligent Transport, Hedge Funds, Food, Surveillance, Intelligent Lifts (Elevators) and Telecom industries, working on developing intelligent applications and projects involving private and governmental sectors, in collaboration with national, international research and funding bodies. Her interests are mainly focused on investigating methods that can be applied to optimise, control and solve real-world problems in industry, commerce and public services. She is working for projects that aim for better quality of life, increasing productivity and profits, by automating systems to work reliably at all times under variety of conditions.
U-Hopper Trento, Italy
Daniele Miorandi is Executive Vice President for R&D at U-Hopper srl and Thinkinside srl, two innovative startup companies delivering big data solutions and services for retail, healthcare and security domains He holds a PhD in telecommunications engineering from University of Padova He has published extensively (120+ papers/articles) on various themes in ICT, and has a large experience in the management of complex R&D projects.
Emilia-Romagna Region - Bologna, Italy
Massimo Fustini graduated in Computer Science at the University of Bologna in 1994. In Regione Emilia-Romagna he has in charge of planning and implementation of policies for the development of the Information Society, in particular the Emilia-Romagna Digital Agenda. He is responsible for the Project Open Data Emilia-Romagna - dati.emilia-romagna.it. He has been responsible for numerous projects in the ICT sector at regional, national and European level. He has carried out numerous teaching and seminar activities, at the University of Bologna and vocational training institutes, on Open Data, Internet technologies and applications design and implementation.
European Network of Living Labs (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) - Sierre, Switzerland
Joëlle Mastelic is a Professor and researcher at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, teaching marketing and innovation at bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. In 2013 she founded the first Energy Living Lab Switzerland, an open innovation ecosystem dedicated to energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy in Western Switzerland. The goal of the Living Lab is to empower the users of energy (citizens, employees of private companies, members of the association of users...) and integrate them into the innovation process, motivating them to participate, putting the right tools in place to enable a bottom-up dialogue, and translating ideas into sustainable commercial products or services.
Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gašper Stegnar is a researcher at Centre for indoor environment, building physics and energy at the Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK. A curious engineer with interests in sustainability and energy efficiency. His main focus in the past years has been transposition of the EPBD and EED Directive in Slovenia and development of targeted monitoring approaches, combined with scenario analyses and national building typologies. His PhD focus is sustainable renovation of office buildings using BIM framework.
ASTER - Bologna, Italy
Implementation and coordination of EU innovation and demonstration projects in the field of environment and energy, support to management. Topics of relevance: sustainable energy, green chemistry, sustainable resource use.
SUNSHINE - “Smart UrbaN Services for HIgher eNergy Efficiency”
Energy efficiency, Location and Internet of Things in the EU: common grounds, challenges and opportunities
Standards and EU policies
- Aleksandra Arcipowska - Supporting energy efficiency in the building sector through the EU Buildings Stock Observatory, a public data portal on buildings’ energy performance in EU-28
- Jean Marie Bahu - CityGML and the collaborative development of its Application Domain Extension on the Energy domain
- Muna Hamdi - Autonomic Smart Infrastructure