Objectives

The objectives of SUNSHINE are manifold:

  1. To deliver three web-servicescompliant with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) addressing the following scenarios:
    1. Assessing energy behaviours of buildings from integration of existing geographic information(e.g. cadastral data and topographic data) in order to perform large-scale energy behaviour assessment (to create "energy maps") and energy pre-certification of buildings.
    2. Reducing unnecessary energy consumption caused by legacy heating/cooling systems with no intelligent control technologypromoting atransformational approachbased on a smartservice that, based on the assessment of the energy behaviour of a specific building (defined bythe previous service), notifies the user how to set the heating/cooling systems according tolocalised weather forecast, with the aim of delivering optimal comfort/energy consumptionratio.
    3. Reducing energy consumption from illumination of buildings of public relevancethrough optimisation of lighting levels according to real conditions.

     

  2. To integrate existing technologies for SOS/SES serviceswithin a middleware based on OGC standards, for:
    1. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) to allow accessing data from smart meters based on EN 50065-1 protocol, on a geographical basis via smart a service.
    2. This will also allow automatic notification of alerts via OGC – standard Sensor Alert/Event Service (SOS/SES).

     

  3. To deliver three client applications through customisation of existing software solutions:
    1. All 3 scenarios: A desktop-based user-friendly 3D geobrowsersupporting OGC standards.
    2. Only scenario 2: A SUNSHINE App for smart devices(smartphones, tablets) to be used by final users to set specific information on the building (e.g. type of heating/cooling system or environmental preferences) and receive notification by the smart service.
    3. Only scenario 3: A mobile App,which will allow onsite surveying and control of lighting units of public buildings or public lighting systems (including functioning of the various parameters).

     

  4. To formalise an extension to the OGC standard CityGML on building energy efficiency and to propose it to the OGC standardisation committee. This will be done through definition of anApplication Domain Extension (ADE) on building energy efficiency that will account for the concept of “reference building” and for the parameters required for comprehensive energy assessments of building.
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  6. To integrate and validate the technology delivered within 8 pilots for a duration of 12 months.
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  8. To assess the impact and sustainability(both in the short- and long-term) of the project through comparison of baseline energy data collected over 12 months in the first part of the project with the data collected during the pilot stage in terms of: 1) Energy savings, 2) Cost benefits and 3) User acceptance.
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  10. To develop new business modelsbased on dynamic schemes that adapt energy fares according to specific conditions (e.g., varying environmental conditions or pollution levels) to encourage optimal use of energy.
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  12. To ensure a wide set of dissemination actionsincluding workshops, publications, media production, conferences targeting a number of stakeholders group including, but not limited to, actions targeting the general public, building managers, industrial players, ESCOs