ICSTM building was designed based on NearZeroEnergy Building (nZEB) concepts to achieve highest energy efficiency levels for a building of this type. It integrates renewable energy generation (RES) and a building automation and control system (BACS). ICSTM is endowed with research specific technical installations and high-end research equipment for prototyping and analyses.
The building is powered by 100kWp PV, 30kWp wind and 26kWp solar thermal with storage in both stationary batteries and hot water.
The BACS is an industrial PLC system operating all the buildings' installations (Hot/Cold water generation, HVAC&R, lighting, alarm systems, a.o.), it monitors and measures loads and can automate scheduled based and temperature compensated scenarios.
This living lab is focused on building automation, multi-vector optimization of renewable generation with storage and microgrids management in energy islands (blocks of buildings).
Renewable energy sources, energy management, energy efficiency, building automation, edge computing, big data, IoT, smart sensors and smart meters.
Testing of building automation in complex environments (HVAC&R with boilers, heat pumps, solar thermal and adsorption chiller integration, AHU, FCU, air quality and user comfort). Integration of renewable energy production and energy storage to the system; studies (interviews, questionnaires, etc.) on customer acceptance/perception of a service innovation.
OnGrid, MicroGrid, Self-Consumption and OffGrid PV systems; wind turbines; solar thermal coupled with adsorption chiller; HVAC&R with heat distribution to AHU and FCU; local energy system with anti-islanding protected MV power transformer.
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We are open to partnerships and depending on the level of involvement, negotiated price may vary. Our public data sets are open source available, more fine-grained long-term storage is available to selected partners.