Smart building management systems, made possible by new technologies, are a new energy-efficient trend in the market. The 'smartness' of a building hinges on the capacity to connect to and interact with the energy system. This means automatically activating/deactivating lights, heating and cooling systems and appliances. The EU-funded domOS project will take a closer look at the smart building sector by researching two axes. The first is the technology and secure connection of smart devices and smart appliances so that building owners can enforce privacy rules. The second addresses the development of smart services that increase efficiency of space heating. For instance, the project will study how buildings can become active nodes of an electricity grid or a district heating grid. The project's proposals will be tested on five demonstration sites.

Funded by: Executive Agency for SMEs

Project duration: 9/2020 - 2/2024

Scope: EU-H2020

Microfocus: Controlling flexibilities
Evaluation of technical solutions to offer and trigger flexibilities

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