• Scenario 1
  • Scenario 2
  • Scenario 3

Assessment of energy performances and electronic energy pre-certification

The aim of the "eco-map" scenario is to estimate as accurately as possible the energy performances of buildings, based on data available from public services such as cadastre, planning, imagery, buildings destinations and uses, heating/cooling system types. The scenario will provide methods to implement automatic large-scale assessment of building energy behavior based on available geodata and building properties derived from other sources (other archives available in other local or national organisation, or information collected through crowdsourcing technologies).

Energy maps ("eco-maps", "energy density maps") are an innovative and particularly useful tool for a large array of specialists, public workers, researchers and industry, who can use them for example in:

  • Analyzing the possibilities for large scale urban renewal, especially in what concerns the development or extension of district heating networks and the creation of energy strategies for hard-to-tackle or deprived urban areas;
  • Prioritizing city-wide investments and assisting decisions on development area locations based on provided information on the state of the art energy-wise as well as nearby energy opportunities for developers.

Building Energy Awareness

The aim of this scenario is to monitor and to control the energy consumption of the heating/cooling systems of pilot buildings by connecting the SUNSHINE application to the energy meters and controllers. The application will have access to local weather data and will thus able to suggest, for specific weather conditions, how to set the heating/cooling systems for optimizing the consumption of energy. In doing so, the SUNSHINE App will be able to identify the contributions of dweller behavior and local weather on the measured performance and to try to stimulate an increase in efficiency by leveraging on this knowledge and providing suggestions for improvement.

The Application targets the building and energy managers, as main users interested in:

  • Monitoring consumption and costs and their relation to both local weather and related to internal operations.
  • Receiving alerts when important events occur and suggestions on how to adjust controllers accordingly.
  • Controlling the heating/cooling systems and programming them following the application suggestion.

Remote Control of Lighting Networks

The aim of Scenario 3 is to set up a platform that interacts with the lighting system in terms of management and control, and simultaneously collects information from the infrastructure to optimize the lighting service and/or provide other ancillary services. Subsequently, the SUNSHINE solutions developed will make possible the reduction in energy consumption by means of an optimization of the managing networks method. 

The Scenario will implement a smart managing system for the lighting plants, with a considerable reduction of energy consumption without the need to replace the light bulbs but with an integration of more evolved control devices. The system, equipped with the hardware provided, will allow control of each individual lighting plant, both from the personal workstation of technical operators or municipal engineers as well as and tablet PC in the case of nomadic accesses.