High level conceptual concept assets
The PHOENIX architecture is using a high-level conceptual design based on the flow of generating data, extraction of information and knowledge from the building assets, provision of a set of data analysis to the services and business opportunities through the following layers:
Business layer represents the point of views and the interactions with the end-users (e.g. building users/managers) and stakeholders (e.g. ESCO, Aggregators, etc.) based on an active democratic participation.
Function layer includes multiple smart cost-effective services offered to the end users to optimize the energy saving, the occupants’ satisfaction, the overall performance of the buildings and the grid operations.
Knowledge layer enables modular tools for creating building knowledge, based on homogenized data through data processing and analytic to upgrade the smartness of the buildings.
Integration layer provides the mechanisms for the remote control and data monitoring from different building equipment, systems and external data sources (i.e. weather predictions) with heterogeneous protocols and technologies
Asset layer consists of heterogeneous legacy equipment and systems already deployed in the buildings that must be integrated and managed intelligently.
Vertical protection layer provides the techniques and protocols to ensure the security, privacy and trust of the data exchange in all the horizontal layers.