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.
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
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
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).
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
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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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