Energy Efficiency - Internet of things

Energy Efficiency - Internet of things

The Energy Efficiency and Internet of Things (IoT) group at CeDInt has a wide background in the communication protocols and control technologies for energy efficiency most used in industry. Its scientific activity is focused on the development of new intelligent ICT-based systems integrating ambient intelligence and context awareness algorithms for the implementation of energy efficiency strategies in buildings and other environments. More specifically, the group has a broad experience in the development of Open-IoT (Internet of Things) standard based in open software and hardware that comprise wireless networks for monitoring and control (energy consumption, ambient parameters and presence of users) and middleware platforms for intelligent control of buildings and other infrastructures (street lighting, Industry 4.0, etc.).

Research in Internet of things (IoT) applied to the development of  smart environments and energy efficiency:

 

1.- Building Automation Technologies:
  • Usability and interoperability testing.
  • Technologies and protocols integration (KNX, Lonworks, X-10, DALI, ZigBee, EnOcean, 6LoWPAN, etc.).
  • Development of multi-technology building automation platforms for control (lighting, HVAC, blinds, loads and appliances) and monitoring.
  • Design of friendly and intuitive graphical web and mobile user-interfaces.

 

2.- Wireless Sensors and actuators networks:
  • Standardization definition.
  • Development of hardware devices (sensors, actuators and coordinator nodes) compatible with IoT(Internet of Things) standards.
  • Development of wireless sensor networks based on open standards (IPv6).

3.- ICT-based systems for Energy Efficiency in Buildings:

  • In Home Displaysand multi-metering systems: real-time consumption monitoring (electricity, water and gas).
  • Intelligent metering:swdevelopment for consumption processing, analysis and forecasting.
  • Design and development of swmodules for OSGigateways.
  • Design and development of advanced control systems and user interfaces for building Energy Monitoring and Management.
  • Development and implementation of Energy Efficiency Managementalgorithms and applications using Residential Gateways.
  • Cloud services (energy management, security…) in building management platforms.
4.- Energy performance in buildings:
  • Energy certification of buildings: application of tools and methodologies according to legislation
  • Analysis of the impact of BMSs on the energy performance of buildings.
  • Definition and analysis of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the energy performance of buildings evaluation

5.- Smart Environments:

  • Integration of Ambient Intelligence(AmI) and Context Awareness concepts in Residential Gateways.
  • AmI(Ambient Intelligence) applied to self-learning control of efficient solid-state lighting systems
  • Intelligent Optimization Algorithms (Artificial Intelligence, Ontologies, Fuzzy Logic, etc.): energy consumption prediction

6.- Smart Grids:

  • Development of advanced control solutions for energy management in buildings as active elements into theSmart Grid
  • Definition of ICT-based Demand Response and Dynamic-prizing services

7.- Smart Lighting:

  • Intelligent control systems for Indoor and street lighting .
  • Dimming based on presence and ambient lighting
  • Use of RGB LED technology for the creation of comfortable environments

8.- Environment and sustainability:

  • Software tools development for the validation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) methodologies.
  • Wireless sensor networks development for monitoring the environmental status of forests: CO2 emissions and fire det

Projects

MAIGE

MAIGE project focuses on the concept of Asset Management, with a direct impact on the level of inspection and maintenance of installations of gas and electricity distribution....

TR@NSENER

TR@ NSENER challenge is to respond to RIS3 (Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation) commitments of each region involved in the project (Spain, France and...

ALLIPOP

ALLIPOP is a technical solution able to deal with the great growth of the current extreme to extreme (E2E) networks within the Internet of Things. Based on the capillary...

Green Labs

Project aimed to reduce electric consuption of greenhouses and labs of the CBGP research center by consuption monitoring and alternate ligting technology provission and...

CPSE Labs

CPSE Labs is a European Union-funded initiative with a mission to support small and medium-sized businesses which engineer or operate dependable cyber-physical systems (CPS) in...

Living Lab Illumination

This Project aims to enhance the outdoor illumination infrastructure at Montegancedo Campus. It provides a smart illumination system which is able to measure the reflected...

TUD COST Action TU1204

Cities are the future. In 2008, the percentage of people living in urban areas surpassed those living rural communities. This Action co-ordinates a trans-disciplinary network of...

TEDS4BEE

The European project TEDS4BEE, aiming at reducing energy consumption in public buildings’ through an experimental digital monitoring service.

BatNET

BatNet is a wireless devices network that uses IPv6 as the main communication protocol. This allows the communication among all the different kinds of devices, creating a mesh...

eGEO

This project aims to develop a new service which will be able to modify remotely and automatically the lighting level, air conditioning and security conditions of any room...

ClimApp

This project describes the design and development of a HVAC control system for a commercial building. This system is aimed to optimize user comfort and to reduce energy...

Ciudad 2020
Ciudad 2020 aims to become a reference project for the Smart City concept in Spain, conceiving a new model of Smart City which encompasses the main areas within a...
SINGER

The objective of singer project is the design and development of an intelligent system able to manage the energy through building architectonical envelope restoration, aiming at...

Lab XXI

The project LABXXI will let use in the short time a new model of laboratory addressed to the people, resources optimization and environmental protection.

BatMP

BatMP is a software platform or middleware designed for the monitoring and management of buildings through the data obtained from electronic devices.

EMVS

The project proposes a study of possible energy savings in lighting and air conditioning offering home automation technology applications in social housing promoted by the “...

Ecommontech

The aim of the project Ecommontech is to develop a tool suitable to certify that a particular area is being reforested through a REDD mechanism (Reducing Emissions from...

Siglas

The goal of this project is the design and development of a building energy management intelligent system, for the achievement of a high energy efficiency incorporating...

THOFU

The project studies the application of new technologies in the hotel environment in order to get advantages for the client and the manager. It covers research in many fields...

I3E

The general objective of the project is the creation of a energy management web platform for a group of buildings

3WE

The key goal of the project is to develop a web based technology platform which enables a real time monitoring of environmental factors (temperature, humidity, CO2 levels...etc...

EGA

This experimental development project aims to build an intelligent platform able to show in an unified manner the most usual energy and resources consumptions in a household, i....

SmartCity

This is a four year long project (2009-12) that tries to create an energy distribution model adjusted to electricity supply and demand requirements.

EcoBuilding

Design and developeent of a platform for Monitoring, Evaluation and Intelligent Control of Energy Efficiency in the Building Industry.

DENISE

This is a four year long project (2007-10) with a 30 million € budget that tries to establish the principal issues of a smart, safe and efficient electricity distribution...

Solar Decathlon 2007

Solar Decathlon is a competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy for universities from all over the world, that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and...

IAm

Main objective is the design, test and spread of energy management services for houses, relying on ambient intelligence techniques.

LivingLab

Creation of a European Lab network where potential users may test prototype products and systems before they are introduced to mass market.

e-Medicion

The objective of the project is to design and develop an unified platform for the measuring of electricity, gas and water consumptions in the household.

Vigilancia Tecnológica

The “Technological Surveillance” report, describes the overall context where energy efficiency and sustainability are positioned, with special stress in the residential design and building in...

Publications and other relevant activities

Contribución al estudio de Sistemas VLC en entornos domóticos 03/2017
Desarrollo e implementación de una metodología para el control de calidad de la red de dispositivos Bat-IoT. 02/2016
Open IoT Smart Campus. IoT Success Stories SERIES #3 /Internet of Things Success Stories #3 11/2015
Estudio del efecto guía-onda sobre polimetacrilato de metilo. Aplicacion para una lámpara led con control inalámbrico 09/2015
Invitación Jornada Pozuelo Smart City: Presente y futuro 03/2015
“Jornada de Protección de Datos y Tratamientos masivos de información” “La privacidad en la internet de las cosas”. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos con la Comisión Europea. 01/2015
Parameter-based Mechanism for Unifying User Interaction, Applications and Communication Protocols 11/2014
Tercer Congreso Nacional de Conocimiento Abierto Bioinspirado e Inteligencia Colectiva. "BIG TOURISM, we are all tourist" 11/2014
Energy-saving Smart Street Lighting System based on 6LoWPAN (póster) 10/2014
Data Consistency Management in an Open Smart Home Management Platform 10/2014
Implementation of a Building Automation System based on Semantic Modeling 11/2013
eCOMMONtech: plataforma sofrware para monitorización del balance de Gases de Efecto Invernadero en el Marco de Mecanismos de Desarrollo Limpio Forestales y Proyectos REDD+ 06/2013
BatNet: an implementation of a 6LoWPAN sensor and actuator network 05/2013
Lessons learned on home energy monitoring and management: Smartcity Málaga 05/2013
BatNet: a 6LoWPAN-based Sensors and Actuators Network 12/2012
Bat-MP: An ontology-based energy management platform 12/2012
Multiprotocol Android application for smart control and monitoring in buildings 12/2012
BatNet: red inalámbrica de sensores y actuadores basada en 6LoWPAN 11/2012
Open Multi-technology Building Energy Management System 10/2012
Climap: A Novel Approach for an Intelligent HVAC Control System 06/2012
MDL: A Module Description Language for Chained Heterogeneous Modular Robots 12/2011
Redes de sensores 06/2011
Nuevas estrategias energéticas: próxima generación de pasarelas residenciales y su integración en las redes de distribución eléctrica inteligentes 04/2011
Next Generation of Energy Residential Gateways for Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing 01/2011
Building Automation and Control Multi-Technology System 11/2010
A Practical Approach to Smart Grids: New Energy Residential Gateways on PLC 03/2010

Industry 4.0 LAB

 

Internet of Things Lab

 

Energy Efficiency and Interoperability LAB

This room is a research place where saving energy and energy efficiency have been made a priority. Here, solutions developed from research are shown and evaluated.

ABS 3D Printer model MakerBot REPLICATOR 2X

Resolution of 100 microns and dual print head works in two colors.

Prototyping in ABS plastic.

Size of tank: 210x210x205 mm

Digital Manufacturing Lab

Space of objects production that groups equipment and latest machines that allow promote creativity, minimize design cycles and improve the process of creating new products objects.

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