iBECOME

INTELLIGENT BUILDING ASSET CONTROL FOR COMFORT, ENERGY AND FLEXIBILITY OPTIMISATION


















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. ​

Monitoring

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

Optimisation

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

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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

ASP PIO Istituto Elemosiniere - Alberton Del Colle (Venzone, Udine, ITALY)

A residential care facility for the elderly where iBECOME will be demonstrated together with extensive renovations

Our Latest News

iBECOME’s Final General Assembly: celebrating achievements and planning for post-project sustainability  

As we approach the culmination of the iBECOME project in Month 48, we celebrated a significant milestone with our Final General Assembly (GA) on May 23rd, 2024, at the Hotel Ramandolo in Udine, Italy. This 8th assembly served as a pivotal moment for reflecting on our accomplishments and strategically planning for future initiatives.  Highlights from …

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Recap and Recording of the iBECOME Final Hybrid Event

We are delighted to share the highlights and recordings from the successful conclusion of the iBECOME project’s final hybrid event. Held on May 24th, 2024, both online and at the Hotel Ramandolo in Udine, Italy, this event marked the culmination of our journey in advancing building energy efficiency, backed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 …

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Exploring iBECOME innovations: highlights from recent LAT workshops 

iBECOME, committed to sharing its innovative solutions, recently hosted a series of Local Action Team (LAT) workshops. Held on March 14th and April 22nd at ASP Venzone, Udine, and on May 24th, 2024, at Hotel Ramandolo, Udine, these gatherings brought together key stakeholders from R2M Solution, ENER.GI, other important stakeholders and the entire iBECOME consortium. …

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Work Packages Update – Month 36 – 42

Below is an update on activity in the work packages of the iBECOME project between month 36 to 42. WP4 – Demonstration in Operational Efficiency Key achievements: Next steps WP5 – Demonstration in Retrofits Key achievements: Definition of all use cases with partners responsible for service development for both the WTC and ASP demos. Next …

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iBECOME’s Engagement at Smart Readiness Indicator Joint Event 

iBECOME recently participated in the hybrid Smart Readiness Indicator Joint Event held in Brussels on March 7th. Our coordinator, Dimitrios Ntimos from IES R&D, represented us as a panellist in the discussion on “Assessing Building Smartness: Technical Frameworks and Procedural Intricacies of the Building Smartness Audit.” This roundtable explored various aspects of assessing building smartness …

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iBECOME Explores Innovations and Sustainable Solutions at MIPIM 2024 

Between March 12th and 15th, 2024, Cannes, France, hosted MIPIM, an urban festival shaping the future of the built environment. This event brought together diverse stakeholders including the real estate community, investors, tech innovators, and civic leaders, fostering discussions and collaborations to create more sustainable and prosperous places for all.  At MIPIM, our partner R2M …

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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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