Existing measurements of equipment and building energy use paint a bleak image: real-life energy consumption often exceeds design predictions by more than 100%. As a result, reducing the gap between designed and measured energy use has become central in current efforts to increase energy efficiency.

After the successful introduction of building energy performance certificates, the market is now ready for an assessment of real-life energy use that includes all energy consuming equipment in a given building.

With this evolution comes the possibility of optimizing energy performance of the whole building and its energy consuming equipment.

1. Creating a new energy self-assessment and optimization SATO platform that integrates all energy consuming equipment and devices in the building.

2. Developing and integrating into the SATO platform a self-assessment framework (SAF) that uses data analysis and machine learning to report energy performance, building behavior, occupancy and equipment faults. This framework is aligned with the structure of the smart readiness indicator (SRI).
3. Developing a BIM-based interface for:
a) aggregated and disaggregated analysis and visualization of the assessments in the various applicable scales;
b) setting locations and specifications of energy consuming equipment, sensors and actuators into a BIM building model.
4. Developing and demonstrating energy management services that use the SATO platform and show how the selfassessment and optimization contributes to lower energy consumption, increased energy flexibility, efficiency and user satisfaction.

For more information please see the Funding Project Site.


Horizon2020 – building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (EU)

SATO consortium

Consortium Leadership: Fciencias.Id – associacao para a investigacao e desenvolvimento de ciencias

Project partners: Siemens Portugal, Siemens Österreich, Aalborg Universitet, Politecnico di Milano, Cype Soft SL, Core Innovation and Technology, Xtel Wireless Aps, Vieira & Lopes, CNET Centre for New Energy Technologies, Sonae MC – servicos partilhados, Frederikshavn Boligforening, Agencia municipal de energia do seixal associacao, Comune di Milano, Knauf Insulation, EK Energiekonzepte