IoT ecosystem for energy efficiency
Global House Thermal & Electrical Energy Management for efficiency, lower emission and renewables (GHOTEM)
The GOTHEM project aims to promote the acceleration of technological innovation in support of the energy transition, meeting some important challenges related to the energy field such as the massive use of renewables, technological development in energy efficiency, innovation for heating and cooling convenient and zero emissions, the development of efficient batteries and storage systems, the integration of control and management from the perspective of smart grids.
The project includes the Industrial Research phase for the definition of reference specifications, the study of concepts, the analysis of problems in relation to the state of the art, the identification of the most suitable and innovative technologies.
The project involves the study of algorithms for optimizing energy management and the analysis of data derived from the observation of the results from the prototype plants that will be realized and verified.
In addition, there is a substantial phase of experimental development that includes the implementation of specifications for the realization of components and innovative solutions, including their integration.
Partners involved: IDEA Spa, Centro Giorgio Levi Cases, University of Verona, Riello SpA, AGSM Verona SpA, IRCA SpA, TACO Italia Srl, Midac SpA, MAS Elettronica Sas, Gizero Energie Srl, EDALab Srl, Inpronta Srl, Bozza Srl.
EDALAB, as a provider of services and technological solutions, is responsible for developing IoT platforms based on BOX-IO, customizing the software and hardware part necessary to achieve the objects of energy efficienty and maximum comfort.
In particular, we have integrated the development home automation within our hearquarters. Through the installed sensors in our workspaces, the University of Verona and Padua, analyze the data collected to study the information with the aim of maximize comfort and well-being within the building and ensure maximum efficiency. Our home automation has therefore been customized in order to allow academic research bodies to study and analyze real data related to the microclimate and the energy of a building.
We have installed sensors for the air quality, COO, CO2, PM2.5, NO2, PM10, humidity, temperature, pressure, brightness, UV and more others parameters related to the energetic, water and dynamic thermo consumption. The collected data are processed in the EDALAB Cloud and studied from the University of Verona and Padua for the implementation of advanced algorithms of Learning Machine. The scientific feedback will give us the possibility to traslate this information into areas of development for the BOX-IO ecosystem.
The project is diveded into three phases:
Phase 1 "Preliminary analysis and concept processing"
It starts on month 1 and ends on 31/07/18 and it serves to define the project, the associated technologies and the integration of the same.
Phase 2 "Study and development of innovation"
This is the longest phase (15 months of duration) and at this stage the technologies and innovative products will be designed, developed and industrialized.
Phase 3 "Monitoring and technologies optimization"
This phase lasts one year and involves the installation of the technologies developed on the demonstration sites and a report of the results obtained.
The project was carried out with the support of POR – Objective “Investments for growth and employment” – ERDF part – European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 – AXIS 1, ACTION 1.14.
The total amount financed for the GHOTEM project was € 5,781,837.00 with support obtained of € 2,907,181.80.