Saving Energy in Europe’s Public Buildings Using ICT


Competitiveness and innovation framework programme 2007-2013. European Comission / 2012 – 2014

In the coming years, the construction sector presents an enormous potential for energy savings due to the low renewal of the european housing stock and the slowness of the sector in adopting new technological measures. In this sense, buildings either owned and/or managed by the public sector represent 10% of the total and about 40% of the real estate developments. Faced with this prospect, the SmartSpaces project will allow public authorities in Europe to significantly improve energy consumption in the buildings that they manage or promote.

The SmartSpaces service of energy optimisation exploits the potential of the technologies of information and communication (TIC) to reduce the consumption of european public buildings and thus achieve a significant reduction in emissions. The project will be developed on existing services to provide detailed information on energy consumption.

The project will take place in 11 pilot sites with more than 550 buildings spread over 8 countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey and Serbia) and will involve about 20,000 professionals and users with more than 6,000,000 visitors per year.

The Inergy team, along with the Agencia de la Energía de Lleida and the Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para la Ingeniería (CIMNE), participate in the pilot project in Lleida that aims to provide service to 22 public buildings in the province, with the objective of reducing energy consumption between 10 and 15%.

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