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 Project to Showcase Innovations at KEY ENERGY EXPO 2024 

We are thrilled to announce that iBECOME will be participating in the upcoming KEY ENERGY EXPO in Rimini, Italy, from February 28th to March 1st, 2024. Organised by R2M in collaboration with RINA, our consortium is gearing up to showcase groundbreaking innovations in energy flexibility across various sectors.  KEY ENERGY EXPO serves as a platform, …

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iBECOME’s 7th General Assembly: Reflecting on Progress and Future Activities

The iBECOME project reached a significant milestone on December 4th and 5th, 2023, as we hosted our 7th General Assembly (GA). In a departure from our usual in-person gatherings, this assembly took place online, bringing together key stakeholders, partners, and project contributors to discuss the progress made during the critical period from months 36 to …

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iBECOME Advances Urban Decarbonization in +CityxChange Project 

iBECOME made significant strides in the direction of urban decarbonisation. The framework of the +CityxChange project paved the way for a three-hour hybrid course accredited by the Order of Engineers. This event, held on the afternoon of October 23, 2023, centred on “Urban-scale decarbonization: current projects and tools.”  Simone Buffa from R2M Solution represented iBECOME …

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R2M Solutions join the iBECOME Project 

R2M Solution, a champion of innovation and sustainability in the Italian, French and Spanish markets have joined the iBECOME project. Named “Research to Market,” R2M specializes in development, commercialisation, and fielding of new products and services with a deep focus on energy, sustainability, and the built environment. “We are excited to partner with this consortium …

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iBECOME Showcases Smart Buildings at SAVE Verona 2023 

In an exciting development, iBECOME made its presence felt at the SAVE Verona 2023 event, held in Italy on the 19th of October. This exhibition focused on automation, instrumentation, sensors, human-machine interface, smart manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 solutions, providing an excellent platform for iBECOME.  Representing iBECOME at this event were Lorenza Pistore and Lorenzo Cifariello …

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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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