ABOUT US

Current Status and Motivation

The EU has committed to reduce by at least 40% greenhouse gas emission by 2030. To do so, a new framework called “Clean energy for all Europeans package” has defined new regulations, which set the necessary legal framework and financial infrastructure to achieve this ambitious goal.

The Framework

In this framework one step further has been taken by the EU in the 2018, which aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings. The SRI shall provide information on the technological readiness of buildings for interacting with their occupants and the energy grids, and their capabilities for more efficient operation and better performance through ICT technologies in the form of services. Therefore, the SRI should accelerate the transformation of the European Building Stock from standard and manually managed buildings to smart buildings.
Smart Readiness Indicattor (SRI)
Better ICT Technologies
SRI and energy efficiency

Scope

PHOENIX’s goals are well aligned with the challenges summarized earlier. The project will design a portfolio of ICT solutions to increase the smartness of legacy systems and appliances in existing buildings which will increase the SRI and energy efficiency.
Upgrades
Those solutions will cover all aspects from hardware and software upgrades needed in legacy equipment and optimal deployment of sensors, to data analytics and services for both building users and energy utilities. Those solutions will cover all aspects from hardware and software upgrades needed in legacy equipment and optimal deployment of sensors, to data analytics and services for both building users and energy utilities.
Artificial Intelligence
PHOENIX will take advantage of artificial intelligence technologies, as well as edge/cloud computing methods, to provide the highest level of smartness to existing buildings.
Layers
The PHOENIX layers that will result from the different work packages will offer the possibility of establishing a new framework that will enable the optimization of the energy use and infrastructure exploitation, while at the same time facilitating the creation of new SMEs and Start-Up ideas to exploit new revenue streams and business opportunities.
technological expertise

Consortium

To achieve this ambitious goal, PHOENIX relies on a consortium which has the technological knowledge and expertise to understand the social and technical requirements and translate them into ICT innovations (i.e. IoT, AI and Data Analytics) for the integration and smartness upgrading of existing buildings with legacy equipment and systems. Moreover, the consortium have high expertise and business capacities to disseminate and exploit the PHOENIX results.
replicability solutions

Demo’s

To demonstrate the real impact and replicability, the proposed solution with ICT innovations and cost-effective services will be validated in 5 different pilots at European level (i.e. Ireland, Greece, Sweden and Spain).
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 893079

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