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Buildings Energy Advanced Management System (BEAMS)
Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

BEAMS strategic goal is the development of an advanced, integrated management system which enables energy efficiency in buildings and special infrastructures from a holistic perspective (i.e. considering the indoors areas, the public spaces around the facility and the interaction of the overall compound with the grid and urban network outside it).The project will include an open interoperability gateway allowing the management of diverse, heterogeneous sources and loads, some of them typically present nowadays in spaces of public use (e.g. public lighting, ventilation, air conditioning), some others emergent and to be widespread over the next years (e.g. renewable sources, electric vehicles).These general goals translate into a set of spedific objectives:1.\tSpecification of requirements, use-cases and architectures.2.\tDefinition of common ontology, information models and interfaces to facilitate deployment and adoption by end-user, operators, ESCOs, etc.3.\tInclusion of greening energy positive tools.4.\tDevelopment of a flexible open gateway to interact with ICT solutions from different vendors.5.\tDesign and Implementation of a FAcility Management Environment including:a.\tSmart Control Algorithm with learning capabilities.b.\tDecision Support and Simulation tool.c.\tEnergy Efficiency Balanced Score Card.6.\tDemonstration of the project results in two different pilot sites:a.\tThe Stadium of the Football Club Barcelona in Spain.b.\tThe campus of the University of Salento in Italy.7.\tEvaluation and Assessment by means of a thorough methodology of the amount of energy and CO2 emissions saved through the deployment of BEAMS technology.The focus of BEAMS will not be so much to develop breakthrough technologies from scratch but to integrate different technologies so that their combined use leads to increased energy savings and CO2 reduction. This will allow having a rapid impact on the market, in the spirit of the European Economic Recovery Plan 2010-2013.

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