What is iBECOME?

iBECOME is a project that offers a paradigm shift in building energy efficiency by utilising IoT big data and advanced analytics. The novel cloud-based solution will utilise a physics-based dynamic simulation to deliver a suite of energy and non-energy services such as comfort and flexibility optimisation, automated fault detection and diagnostics, demand response and 3rd party applications. iBECOME will also look to unlock the next stage of energy efficiency by enabling deep building renovation and measurement & verification (M&V) in novel business models. ​


On-site IoT sensors and smart meters will be feeding real time information of the building along with data from energy markets and weather conditions

Analytics, Insights & Advisory Control

Data cloud storage and analysis, visualisation of performance metrics, display of insights and suggestions for manual interventions

Forecasting Toolbox

Calibrated physics-based energy model combined with machine learning algorithm predictions, using real data from the building to forecast the future building and facility conditions

Fault Detection, Diagnosis and Maintenance

Using the predictions of the forecasting toolbox for Fault Detection and Diagnosis and Predictive Maintenance


Using the predictions of the forecasting toolbox to enable energy savings through energy and comfort optimisation of building’s energy systems.

Retrofit Design & Implementation

Using the predictions of the forecasting toolbox to desing retrofit interventions and implement them through Measurement and Verification

On-site ICT automated control

The iBECOME vBMS will be automatically controlling on-site BMS or other ICT equipment.

Welfare & Commuting Management

3rd party providers will use the iBECOME vBMS data to enable additional services such as healthcare management and commuting optimisation

Demo sites

Our Motivation

The main motivation behind iBECOME is the need to address the inefficiencies of existing buildings and facilities either because of underperforming existing BMS or because they are small enough so as to not be equipped with BMS. In such buildings the deployment of the iBECOME solution will allow essential energy savings and comfort improvements at very low cost but also provide the ability to tap into the emerging markets of additional services (e.g. demand response).


Our Impact

iBECOME will encompass a simple, high level framework for measuring and/or calculating specific metrics that affect wellness and productivity and according to
the most up-to-date research will project those metrics into accountable, monetizable value of productivity and asset value increase. The big data output, both in granularity and number of variables that iBECOME can generate, allows a very precise characterisation of the indoor built environment and subsequently an accurate representation of its wellness features. 

Our Demonstration Sites

Country Crest, Dublin, Ireland

Country Crest is a manufacturing facility where iBECOME solution will be demonstrated in operational conditions

Helix Building, Glasgow, Scotland

Office building where the iBECOME solution will be demonstrated without any renovations

ASP della Carnia, Udine, Italy

Residential care facility for the elderly and disabled, where iBECOME solution will be demonstrated together with extensive renovations

World Trade Center, Grenoble, France

A business and congress center where iBECOME will be demonstrated together with extensive renovations

Our Latest News

World Trade Center Demo Site Month 36 Update

Another comfort survey was conducted among WTC occupants at the end of January – beginning of February 2023. The aim was to collect employees’ feelings about the winter season, in terms of thermal comfort, air quality and lighting comfort. We received fewer responses (around thirty) than for the previous survey, except for the focus group, …

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iBECOME Demo Site Month 36 Update – Helix, Scotland

In the previous 6-month period, the hardware installations and commissioning activities at the Helix Building demo site have been successfully concluded, and various issues have been addressed. Among others, new TRV devices were installed in all meeting rooms in the ground floor, as well as in one section of the open office area. Smart zone …

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Demonstration of iBECOME on World Trade Center

This article describes the project activity at the iBECOME demonstration site World Trade Center Building in Grenoble, France. The iBECOME vBMS will be deployed in the building and the before-after conditions will be quantified and compared. Building Information  The World Trade Center is located in the southeast of France in Grenoble, the second largest urban …

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 894617.

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