iBECOME (“intelligent Building Energy Assets Control for Comfort, Energy and Flexibility Optimisation) is a €3’724’497,00 investment through the EU Horizon 2020 Programme running from 2020-2024. The project is made up of a consortium of 10 partners representing 4 EU countries: Ireland, Italy, France, and UK.
The platform sets out to address the inefficiencies of existing buildings and facilities through a novel cloud-based solution. It plans to demonstrate the functionality and viability (technical and economical) of a virtual BMS platform deployed as a ‘Software as a Solution’ (SaaS) solution that can optimise the energy performance, comfort conditions and flexibility potential of buildings and facilities while allowing 3rd parties to interconnect for providing other energy or non-energy related services.
Dimitris Ntimos from IES, project coordinator for iBECOME:
“I am really pleased to announce the launch of the iBECOME project. There are 10 members involved in this consortium, all are bringing a wealth of knowledge and high-quality skillsets to the project. It has been an enjoyable experience working with them so far. We feel the project will have a huge impact on buildings and energy management in the future and are looking forward to its progression over the coming months”.
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. The virtual BMS will utilise a calibrated physics-based simulation model to allow accurate predictive control for energy and comfort optimisation, flexibility maximisation and precise M&V for both implemented Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) and Demand Response (DR).
In short, 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.
iBECOME is a virtual BMS platform that aims to bring intelligence, energy efficiency and comfort to all types of buildings. It offers a paradigm shift in building energy efficiency by utilising IoT big data and advanced analytics. Stay up to date with the latest news from iBECOME on our website and social media channels.
Website – https://iBECOME-project.eu/
Twitter – @iBECOME_EU