WP1.- PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION

Overall coordination and governance structure will be defined on this WP, as well as communication flow and methods necessary to achieve the project objectives.

WP2.- INTEGRATING DESIGN AND BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE WITH ELECTRICITY-HEATING LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD GRID. DESIGN OF SCENARIOS AND METHODOLOGIES

The work package will investigate and develop a new methodology able to build and to analyze usage-scenarios considering new energy information related services and new technological developments influencing the interaction within the energy trade chain. The methodology will facilitate identification of enablers and barriers for holistic energy matching and development of visionary scenarios describing the interface between buildings and neighborhood

WP3.- COMPONENTS AND ENERGY SYSTEMS DATA BASE.

It will design and develop a relational database library of components and energy systems including static information component (e.g., building, geometry, mechanical equipment schedules etc.). This database will include the information about performance deterioration curves of components and energy systems.

WP4.- DYNAMIC ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING INFORMATION MODEL DEFINITION

The main objective of this WP is to define and implement the Dynamic Energy Efficient oriented Building Information Platform (DEEBIP) and its connection/integration with energy simulation tools (like TRNSYS) as well as other Desig4energy applications (VR-based visualization tools, Intelligent Control Manager, etc.) and models.

WP5.- MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION DECISION TOOL

This WP will expand the use of Design4Energy platform beyond the design and construction phase into the facility management and operation phase of buildings energy system in order to facilitate tasks such as maintenance and to maximize its value to facility owners. This WP aim to bridge the communication gap between design and facility management professionals. This work focuses on automatic bidirectional communications between Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Design4Energy platform on a database level.

WP6.- INTEROPERABILITY

The main objective of the WP6 is to provide a complete suite to support model driven interoperability amongst the tools and systems taking part of the Design4Energy collaborative environment.

WP7.- VIRTUAL WORKSPACE FOR HOLISTIC ENERGY OPTIMISATION OF BUILDINGS

In this WP we will develop an interactive 3D virtual workspace that can allow various actors to collectively simulate and assess the impact of various energy solutions within a visual space, with the view to achieving the optimum energy efficiency at building level or/and neighbourhood level. This virtual workspace will offer “Simulated Reality” of energy performance of buildings as close to the physical reality by using the modeling and simulation capabilities offered by the Dynamic Energy Efficient Building Information Platform (DEEBIP).

WP8.- VALIDATION IN THREE REAL PROJECTS

The main objective is to evaluate the interoperability of the modules, assessing the impact of the new tools in terms of energy performance adaptability to the evolution of the local energy scenarios and the potential capacity of energy performance optimisation.

WP9.- INTEGRATION IN THE BUILDING VALUE CHAIN AND BUSINESS MODEL

In WP9 we will do the integration of the new product and service within the Building value chain, creating the pave for new business models and business niches in the framework of a low carbon economy.

WP10.- DISSEMINATION OF RESULTS AND TRAINING

The overall objective of this WP is to prepare the dissemination, education and training stage according to project results.

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