Smart UrbaN ServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency (SUNSHINE)
Smart UrbaN ServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency
Start date: Feb 1, 2013,
End date: Jan 31, 2016
SUNSHINE – "Smart UrbaN ServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency" delivers innovative digital services, interoperable with existing geographic web-service infrastructures, supporting improved energy efficiency at the urban and building level. Specifically, SUNSHINE delivers a smart service platform accessible from both a web-based client and from an App for smartphones and tablets. In particular, the SUNSHINE platform will allow:Scenario 1)\tAutomatic large-scale assessment of building energy behaviour based on data available from public services (e.g. cadastre, planning data etc.). The information on energy performances will be used to automatically create urban-scale "Energy Maps" to be used for planning activities and large-scale energy pre-certification purposes.Scenario 2) For pilot buildings, physical/thermal/consumption data will be then used, together with localised weather forecasts available through interoperable web-services, to ensure optimisation of energy consumption of heating/cooling systems through automatic alerts that will be sent to the SUNSHINE App installed on the smartphone of the final users.Scenario 3)\tLastly SUNSHINE will ensure interoperable control of public illumination systems based on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) facilities installed at pilot sites and remotely accessible, via interoperable standards, from a web-based client as well as from an App for smartphones or tablets.The SUNSHINE technology will be the result of the customisation and integration of existing software components developed by other EC-funded projects focusing on smart-city technologies, including BRISEIDE, i-SCOPE and i-Tour.The SUNSHINE technology will be eventually piloted in the context of 8 sites across 4 countries, specifically:\tItaly: 20 public buildings in Ferrara; 60 technical buildings across the Trentino Province; 4 public illumination lines in the centre of Bassano del Grappa (Italy) (total of 200 illumination units), 2 public lighting systems in the city of Rovereto (Italy) (total of 95 light units); 3 building complexes and an indoor illumination system of a classroom in the area of Val di Non (Italy).\tCroatia: 10 buildings owned by HEP in Zagreb, Varaždin and Križ and the illumination system in the surroundings of one of HEP power plant (10 lighting points).\tGreece: five buildings in Lamia owned by Technological Educational Institute di Lamia.\tMalta: 2 buildings owned by Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology in Paola.SUNSHINE will be piloted for a duration of 9 months and it will target at energy and emission savings ranging, within the various pilots, from 10% to 30%, with higher savings being foreseen for pilots relying on older buildings, or equipped with older heating, cooling or lighting technologies. Energy savings will be compared to a one-year baseline data acquired, during the first stages of the project prior to the deployment of the pilots.
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