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Adapt4EE Grant

Hypertech Energy Labs have been recently awarded with a new R&D project contract with the European Commission, as one of the main partners of an international consortium comprised of renowned academic and industrial organizations like Fraunhofer-FIT, CERTH-ITI, ISA, BOC, ALMENDE and TUK.
May 16, 2011, 7:46 p.m.

Hypertech Energy Labs have been recently awarded with a new R&D project contract with the European Commission, as one of the main partners of an international consortium comprised of renowned academic and industrial organizations like Fraunhofer-FIT, CERTH-ITI, ISA, BOC, ALMENDE and TUK.

The ADAPT4EE (Occupant Aware, Intelligent and Adaptive Enterprises) STREP project (co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Programme / Objective 2011.6.2 “ICT Systems for Energy Efficiency”) which was ranked first among all proposals submitted and evaluated in the 6.2 Objective of the FP7 ICT Work Programme, will start in November 2011 and has a duration of 34 months and a total budget of 3,6M €.

Adapt4EE aims at augmenting the contemporary architectural envelope by incorporating business and occupancy related information thus providing a holistic approach to the planning, design & evaluation of energy performance of construction products at an early design phase and prior to their realization.

Adapt4EE aims to deliver and validate a holistic energy performance framework that incorporates architectural metadata and environmental parameters (BIM), critical business models (BPM), treating occupants as the central reference point. The Adapt4EE framework, identifying and analyzing occupancy behavior (presence and movement) will align energy consumption points to all interrelated enterprise aspects (business processes, enterprise assets and utility state and operations).

Adapt4EE will develop an enhanced semantic enterprise data model that treats, learns and manages the enterprise environment as an intelligent agent, perceives environmental state using multi-type sensors and information modalities. The Adapt4EE Enterprise Model will incorporate business processes and occupancy data. It will also constitute a formal model for enterprise energy performance measuring, monitoring, simulation, prediction and optimization. The model will be calibrated during the training phase based on sensor data captured during operation and then applied and evaluated in real-life every day enterprise operations. More specifically the Adapt4EE Enterprise Models will allow for the proactive identification of optimum local adaptations of enterprise utility operations, based on predictions of possible occupancy patterns and respective business operations and energy profiles. 

Adapt4EE will provide a set of Open Business Reference Models as well as respective methods and tools for modelling and simulating the real life operation of construction products, thus allowing for more accurate and realistic evaluation of the energy impact of alternative design and planning decisions.