CONSORTIUM

The Dynamic Perspective of the Energy Performance Certification (EPC)

Consortium

The well-balanced and complementary consortium of E-DYCE consists of 10 partners from 5 Member States and one Associated country. The team includes Research and Business, Public, Non-Profit and SMEs organizations, bringing technological excellence and innovation, coupled with business experience.

The consortium is ideal to deliver this project by forming a supply chain of synergy, due to the complementary expertise. The research organizations will bring their exceptional Research and Developement (R&D) skills and their prior expertise in buildings’ physics and in similar EU projects, whist all partners will ensure the foreseen advancements and innovations.

Moreover, all partners are experienced with collaborative projects to support the normal operation of the project activities through the project’s Steering Committee and consortium organs, providing also guidance and consultancy to the consortium to successfully deliver the tasks and disseminate the E-DYCE facts and results. Partners Aalborg University, Polytecnico di Torino and GEP S.A. are responsible respectively for the Coordination, the Technical Management and the Dissemination and Exploitation of Results of the project.

Partners

#NameCountry
1 AALBORG UNIVERSITET Denmark DK
2 POLITECNICO DI TORINO Italy IT
3 CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE Greece GR
4 EMTECH GMBH Germany DE
5 ESTIA Switzerland CH
6 ΕΝΕΑ* Italy IT
7 GENIKI EXYPP PROSTASIA S.A. (GEP) Greece GR
8 OFFICE CANTONAL DE L'ÉNERGIE GENÈVE Switzerland CH
9 TPM Italy IT
10 NEOGRID TECHNOLOGIES APS Denmark DK

*Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenible

 

Aalborg Univercity (AAU)– Denmark

Aalborg University was inaugurated in 1974 as the fifth Danish university with more than 20,000 students registered and more than 2500 scientific staff. The University conducts teaching and research to the highest level in the fields of Humanities, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Medicine, and has a long tradition for participation and successful managing and coordination of EU projects.

The Architectural Engineering division of the Department of Civil Engineering is concerned with research and education in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of engineering systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. It focuses on an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to achieve optimal building designs, paying special attention to their impacts, on the indoor as well as the surrounding environment, especially of with  (90)  systems as the structural, energy, communications and control, lighting, acoustics, fire protection, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. 

Energy certification and energy assessment of buildings is one of the important topics of research and legislation in recent years, so Civil Engineering Department and its sister organization Danish Building Research Institute (SBi) (currently under merger) have worked hard to develop and improve tools for building energy and indoor climate assessment. The University has been also involved in research projects and teaching activities related to deep energy renovations, development of new technologies aiming renovation market and energy conservation.

In this respect, (91)   the Architectural Engineering division has gained extensive experience with the monitoring and analysis of real energy performance of buildings and buildings services/HVAC, energy behavior of buildings, advanced energy modelling of buildings and building performance simulations, (92)  as well as on modelling of human behavior in relation, altogether reflected to its the (93)  participation to several projects and research grants in the field of renewable energy and energy use in buildings.

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Politecnico di Torino – Italy

POLITECNICO DI TORINO is a leading public university in Italy and in Europe, in technical- scientific teaching and research. Founded almost 150 years ago, Politecnico di Torino offers excellence in technology and promotes theoretical and applied research, as well as the capacity to achieve reliable productive processes, or to organize services and facilities.

Politecnico di Torino holds international agreements and links with the most prestigious Universities in Europe and is part of the major European interuniversity networks, involved also in 130 projects and the EERA-Energy European Research Alliance and the Italian mirror of the EU platform.
The Department of Architecture and Design (DAD) is the point of reference for the area of architectural technology and sustainable building design, art and science of design, and product and cultural heritage design. DAD promotes, coordinates and manages basic and applied research, teaching and training, technology transfer, territorial services for architectural and urban design including sustainability, economic and financial aspects, as well as the restoration, enhancement and management of architectural, urban and landscape heritage, and the industrial, graphic and virtual design.
DAD is focused on environmental and technological building design (ETD) and energy efficiency with emphasis to low-energy systems’ implementation, monitoring and simulation, retrofitting actions, environmental and bioclimatic design, passive cooling and heating solutions, and CO2 emission mitigation. It has also a long record in participation and coordination of projects at European, National, and Regional scale on natural ventilation and passive cooling, energy efficiency, in self-supply energy and the community at district/urban scale, low-energy buildings and building hybrid system, being also the reference for system integration in buildings design including ICT technologies.
DAD will also benefit of the support of researchers from the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) group for the management, processing and transmission of information, embedded smart systems design, distributed monitoring and control systems and IoT platforms for data collection, processing and visualization.
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Core Innovation and Technology OE (CORE) – Greece

CORE is an innovation driven SME, focusing on utilizing data to create knowledge to enable ambitious optimization pathways, and on empowering research and change to achieve incremental improvements in human daily lives and the environment.

The company believes in understanding, translating, and making meaning of process data and in the creation of concepts and attracting funding to bring about innovative ideas 

CORE invests in tailor-made tools for reaching the full potential, by working together with client for obtaining meaning of the data, to manage and communicate innovation, and to form powerful concepts. Those are its Machine Learning Predictive Algorithms for Energy (EeB, Smart Grids, Critical Infrastructure and Equipment, Smart Systems and Smart Cities), Innovation Management (to secure success and delivery of the developed technologies through our Profit Simulation Tool), Effective Communication, (for the identification of the target audiences, objectives and assessing the process), and the Concept and Business Model Engineering (to assist locating the core of the innovation and their application, CORE visual map). 

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EMTech GmbH– Germany

EMTech GmbH is a spin-out SME company of EMTECH SPACE P.C. having inherited major experience from Greek parent company’s involvement in spacecraft operational simulators development, targeting to innovative real-time simulation analytics.

The company offers to architects and building engineers professional software, most of it as a result of European research projects for energy performance, indoor environment retrofit, sustainable refurbishment, natural lighting and ventilation, passive cooling and similar. In the framework of its activities, hundreds of buildings were assessed regarding their energy performance and upgrading potential. 

The company supported also design teams for the refurbishment of several historic buildings, social housing buildings, schools and historic office and residential buildings in Switzerland. It also runs projects on energy performance gap and building stock investment strategies’ planning, ventilative cooling, active also in professional’s training and university courses on building physics and in low energy building design.

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Estia SA – Switzerland​

Estia SA is a spin off company of the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), one of the leading Swiss / European start-up companies in the domain of low energy buildings, building physics, decision-aid software and consultancy for low energy buildings.

The company offers to architects and building engineer professional software, most of it as a result of European research projects for energy performance, indoor environment retrofit, sustainable refurbishment, natural lighting and ventilation, passive cooling and similar. In the framework of its activities, hundreds of buildings were assessed regarding their energy performance and upgrading potential. 

The company supported also design teams for the refurbishment of several historic buildings, social housing buildings, schools and historic office and residential buildings in Switzerland. It also runs projects on energy performance gap and building stock investment strategies planning, ventilative cooling, active also in professional’s training and university courses on building physics and in low energy building. design.

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Agenzia nazionale per le nuove technologie l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (ENEA) – Italy

ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a governmental body carrying out research, innovation and technology transfer.

ENEA acts in close collaboration with the Italian government, regions, local administrators and assists for the implementation of EPBD and EED as well as of the EU Ecodesign and Ecolabel, the national energy strategy and the national plans for energy and climate, being involved also in several EC programs.
ENEA develops technologies, processes, components and systems for the safe and efficient exploitation of renewable sources (solar energy, photovoltaic, bioenergy), for the rational use and optimal conversion of energy, decarbonization, sustainable use of fossil fuels, thermal and chemical storage systems, sustainable mobility, smart cities, critical infrastructure resilience, and ICT development for cultural heritage and high performance computing.
Moreover, ENEA is active in the application of ICT to Smart Cities, the implementation of monitoring and control systems for public energy-intensive infrastructures, the assisted living services and energy support for citizens. Further lines of activity concern the development of hardware and software for the diversified and pervasive application of intelligent sensor networks (citizen science, IoT).
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Geniki Exypp Prostasia S.A. (GEP S.A.) – Greece

GEP S.A. is the market leader in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) consultancy in Greece, successfully extending its services to other relevant topics, as the energy efficiency.

It is first rated in all industrial segments, construction, energy and in complex risk projects (e.g. refineries, steel making, large industrial, infrastructure, etc). The company provides high-quality services for the protection of the human resources and the invested assets, and for the regulatory compliance focusing on Safety, Health, Well-being, Quality and the Environment.
All up-to-date advancements in green energy and efficiency are assimilated into the OHS field operations, so that the good practice evolving is suitably applied into the everyday business, by advising on measures to be taken and improvements to apply.
GEP S.A. with its strong business and marketing skills and experience will assist in the efficient communication and dissemination of E-DYCE and the exploitation of its results, by identifying market opportunities and gaining a better understanding of customer needs, for the good service of the community and the economy.
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Office Cantonal de l’Énergie, Geneva – Switzerland

Geneva Cantonal Office of Energy (OCEN) drives the canton’s energy policy. It controls energy consumption and ensures a sustainable and reliable energy supply by encouraging the production and use of renewable to replace nuclear and fossil energy.

OCEN participates in the national coordination committee of the cantonal energy departments for the federal energy policy and its application. OCEN participated with the other cantons to the elaboration of the national Energy Performance Certificate framework, “Cantonal Energy Certificate for Buildings” (CECB).
The Office edited the specifications of the cantonal Near Zero Energy Building (HPE and THPE for Haute Performance Energétique and Très Haute Performance Energétique); it controls also the conformity of buildings to these standards and other legal obligations. OCEN leads government programs for the promotion of renewable energies, energy savings, and professional education, research and development in the domain of energy.
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Torre Pellice Municipality - Italy

Torre Pellice is a small Municipality, part of the metropolitan area of the city of Turin in the Pellice’s valley, Piedmont Region, but also the principal centre of the Waldesian movement in Italy characterized by a high historical and cultural values.

On its territory exist several cultural and sportive buildings, including the Olympic Game rink (2006), a Civic Art Gallery, a public library, several historical buildings, school buildings, social houses, and the Waldesian hospital, demonstrating the historical, social, and natural values of the population and territory.
The Municipality of Torre Pellice is strongly pursuing sustainable development objectives, being active to projects devoted to sustainable development, continuity and integration. In this respect the Municipality is intervening on public buildings to increase their energy efficiency and to develop examples and best practices for citizens and private organizations.
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Neogrid Technologies ApS – Denmark

Neogrid Technologies is an IT company providing solutions for energy efficiency based upon cloud-based heating control in buildings, as well as data collection from IoT devices and smart meters.

It was founded in 2009 in Aalborg Øst (Denmark) has an extensive track record of contribution to research and demonstration projects in the energy sector (within electricity and district heating systems). Its product PreHEAT is a model-based energy management solution for buildings supplied by district heating or electrical heat-pumps. Neogrid will contribute to this project bringing this its field experience with data collection, management, visualization and control platform.
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