The following presentations were delivered at SP2016 within 10 clustered tracks:

Innovation – The presentation will focus on one hand on new application of innovative Building Infor-mation Models (BIM) and on the other on business models which guarantee a successful implementation of the new IT tools. Both projects go beyond the state of the art. The cen-tre of gravity of HISER overlays innovation and demonstration activities aiming to bridge current obstacles to higher levels of recovery of raw materials from complex End-of-Life buildings and derived C&DW, covering the existing gaps within the whole supply chain, while BERTIM wants to contribute to increased energy efficient building renovation rates in Europe by means of developing energy efficient and cost-effective products for the wood industry. The presentation will show how to build commercialization strategies for the new types of BIM solutions aimed at improvement of building energy efficiency and better reuse of raw materials from construction and demolition waste. As the innovative character of the HISER and BERTIM projects implies special requirements for business strategies linked to the BIM technologies, the main aim of this speech is to identify those technical elements of the aforementioned projects which have a crucial impact on the business mod-els assumptions. The presentation will also include a description of links between the identified technical elements and the main areas of business model.

Author – Przemysław Dana, ASM-Market Research and Analysis Centre, Poland. ASM Market Research and Analysis Centre is a Partner in HISER and BERTIM project specialised in a wide range of research and management consultancy with expertise in construction market research & analysis. ASM leads the market and exploitation tasks in the project as well as is responsible for dissemination and communication activities. Prze-mysław Dana – International PR Manager at ASM responsible for PR, communication & dissemination activities especially with regard to international markets. Diploma in Interna-tional Relations, Mass Media & American studies, IV Certificate in Public Relations at Uni-world Business College Sydney.

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Innovation – We would like to show that integrated energy management of an office buildings is neces-sary to use technical capabilities most effectively. The proposed Integrated Energy Man-agement Model for Facilities Managers provides insight into the assessment of parameters that affect energy use, but also maintenance costs, organizational performance and risk in facilities. This model helps to create an energy strategy that addresses financial obligations and affords scalability for the future. Model Predictive Control (MPC) is presented to opti-mize alternatively 3 main factors of building utility consumption/ emission. The model is es-timated on-the-fly, that feature enables adaptation as the model is fitted using past & re-cently data. Presentation discusses the importance of adopting an integrated interdiscipli-nary approach to Facility Management strategy, showing, that energy optimization must be seen as a part of a complex system, which is supported by technical means and IT tools. We would like to show selected models that have been developed to measure and improve the energy efficiency and apply them into integrated performance measurement model for FM.

Authors – 

Maciej.Czajka, Trend Control Systems Ltd., UK. Master of Science in Robotics, PhD student of controls at the Poznan University of Technology (PL), Sr Technical Manager in TREND Control Systems Ltd. He has multidisciplinary experience in both process and building controls. Designer, pro grammer, commissioning engineer, project manager, trainer in a range of control systems. Author of articles on PID autotuning. He is interested in self-learning and auto-adaptive algorithms. Member of PERFORMER Special Interest Group.

Bartłomiej Dessoulav-Śliwiński, University of Warsaw, Poland – lecturer and rsearcher at Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Po-land. He has experience in Facility Management and Real Estate both as researcher and consultant. Trainee at Fraunhofer (Germany) and IBM TJ Watson Research Cen-ter (USA). Certified Business Process Modeler and a member of the Facility Manage-ment Committee and Chair of Real Estate Market Committee at Polish Committee for Standardization. Author of books and articles on process management and Facility.

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Innovation – Tribute proposes an innovative building key parameter selection and associated automatic calibration. The proposed presentation describes the developed methods for the sensitivity analysis and calibration methods, as well as the achieved results on test sites.

Author – Emmanuel Onillon, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique, CSEM, Switzer-land. Emmanuel ONILLON, M.Sc EE in 1991 PhD. in Control and Signal Processing (1994), 14 years in CSEM. Extensive experience in hardware/software and system integration, testing. Multidisci-plinary project management in international environment practice, including space related pro-jects and energy development related projects. He managed projects on various green technolo-gy projects, ranging from optimal heating control (Neurobat product development) to optimiza-tion of energy fluxes in buildings.

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Innovation – The European Commission is supporting 4 Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Ac-tions (CSAs) – namely EeB-CA2, EEBERS, AMANAC and SWIMING – which aim at en-hancing the impact of EeB PPP Projects. The aim of this presentation was to promote and update the audience with available upcoming opportunities offered by the 4 CSAs at the time of the SP16 conference. See the 2016 project review booklet HERE – designed by EeB-CA2 – which offers a short description of all EeB PPP projects. The 4 CSAs aim at enhancing and rationalising coordinated and broader dissemina-tion, technology transfer and future exploitation activities of clustered projects.

Author – Régis Decorme, CSTB, France – ICT Engineer (University of Nice – Polytech Sophia Antipolis ’04) with than 10 years of experience in IT Research and Innovation addressing societal challenges. Regis is currently focusing on Information Technologies and Open Innovation for busi-ness-oriented domains such as Energy-Efficient smart Buildings and eco-districts. Regis is also currently the Coordinator of the H2020 – EeB-CA2 CSA project –

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Innovation – An energy performance simulation tool for districts (PowerDis ) is being developed by the french research institute Efficacity. Efficacity is a research institute integrating a large num-ber of industrial, private and public partners. The tool allows the simulation of districts with the objective of optimizing the global energy concept on a district level considering available energy resources (renewable or rejected energy sources) on a central or decentral level. While the tool can be applied to a specific district (existing or new) in order to optimize the energy concept using KPI’s (based on energy, economic and environmental criteria) it can also be used to calculate and illustrate appropriated solutions for typical districts. This will allow to develop generic guidelines for district planners. Therefore, an approach is present-ed allowing to classify the French territory to 10 districts and then to determine a typical dis-trict representing each class. The approach is based on data analysis of national data bases (INSEE data bases,BD TOPO, …). Simulations on one of these typical districts using the PowerDis tool are presented in order to illustrate the approach.

Authors – Mohamed Said, Patricia Bonneau, Romain Bonabe de Rougé, Patrick Schalbart, Arnold Kamsing, Jean Luc Hubert, Dan Dimeca, Peter Riederer, EFFICACITY

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Innovation – The energy system was designed for large central fossil generation stations. Digitizing an old system does not make it more suitable for decentralized renewable generation. There-fore, in response to the needs of a future 100% renewables driven system where produc-tion from sun and wind varies temporally and spatially, the concepts of real time markets and cellular grids are introduced. Existing approaches are combined to propose a novel grid topology, and Easy Smart Grid is introduced as a candidate to manage energy in micro grids. Early application areas and the benefits for isolated micro grids (island grids) are introduced.

Author – Thomas Walter, Easy Smart Grid, Germany Thomas Walter earned a diploma in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT) in 1982, with a year specializing in telecoms at the University of Essex. He earned a PhD at RWTH Aachen on sensor/automation in 1989. Since 1983, he worked in innovation management roles (technology, product management, strategy, finance) in various international companies and in different sectors. He was involved in and observed digitization in industries such as audio, multimedia, tele-coms, banking, automotive and energy. In 2014 he founded Easy Smart Grid to de-velop an effective solution to integrate renewables. Already in 2014 Easy Smart Grid was selected as a top 3 smart energy start-up in the European EIT Digital competi-tion, and now is active in various projects to develop and promote practical solutions for the electricity sector.

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Innovation – Several dwellings share the same room, which saves built surface and, namely, heating and cooling energy. Information and communication technologies (ICT) allow appropriation by users thanks to customization, guarantee a fair use of the room and maximize the occupa-tion ratio. The same room is located in different apartments: it is dynamically “plugged” into a dwelling or the other. This requires dynamically modifying the rights to control and receive information from the room’s equipment: appliances, HVAC systems, sensors, etc. This is done in a transparent fashion, so that off-the-shelf devices and appliances can be used.

Author – Michele Dominici University of Rennes 1 & IRISA, France: Michele Dominici is the holder of the chair Smart Home and Innovation at University of Rennes 1. He holds a PhD in computer science and an engineering degree. His research focuses on smart homes and was presented in international shows including Batimat and French press including Le Moniteur, Batiactu, Batinfo and Ouest France. He previously collaborated with EDF R&D on a research project aiming at realizing an energy efficient smart home.

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Innovation – Identification of the impact of current electricity distribution tariffs on the potential of optimising local renewable electricity production and consumption to contribute to the integration of distributed renewable energy sources into current electricity networks.


Tracey Crosbie, Teesside University, UK

Dr Tracey Crosbie (F) has been researching issues associated with energy consumption in built environment and ways of informing its reduction for more than fifteen years. She is a trans disciplinary academic with degrees in the social and technical sciences. Her main re-search interests involve the development of socio-technical approaches to applying ICTs to urban sustainability and the development of business models to exploit those ICTs. She has a wide experience of research within the Utilities industry and managing EU projects and work packages. She led a work package related to business models in the recently complet-ed IDEAS FP7 project and is currently leading dissemination in an ongoing H2020 project DRBOB.

Michael Short, Teesside University, UK

Dr Michael Short (M), a senior lecturer in electronics and control, is the technical coordinator of the DR_BOB H2020 Innovation project. He is a full member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and a member of the Fault tolerant and Dependable Systems (FTDS) sub-committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics society. He holds a BEng degree in electronic and electrical engi-neering and a PhD degree awarded following research into algorithms and architectures for distributed real-time control. He has more than eight years’ experience of research at post-doctoral level, and has authored/ co-authored over 60 reviewed publications in the area of advanced control, optimization and real-time systems, and has also recently won an IEEE award for his contributions to factory communications and industrial informatics. He was the PC chair/organizer of the 2011 International Workshop on Real-Time Computer Net-works, is a PC member of the IEEE ETFA Factory Communications Conferences, and is in-volved as PC member for several other international conferences including the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium and IFAC Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. He is named as primary inventor on a patent related to control and communications (currently pending).

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Innovation – Innovative financing schemes promoted in EnPC-INTRANS are based on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) models for energy services ensuring the efficient generation and use of energy in public buildings and services. EnPC-INTRANS is addressing markets for energy services in 9 different European countries, which are actually at various stages of transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Author – Matija Vajdić, MSc.E.E., Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Croatia: Matija Vajdić works as a Senior Researcher at the Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar. He manag-es technical and financial analyses of different types of EE projects. During his carrier he has consulted clients ranging from ministries, governmental institutions and agencies, internation-al development organizations, international and commercial financial institutions and funds. He had worked for five years for the UNDP on a GEF funded project “Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Croatia”. Together with his team he had been working on implementation of EE technologies in Croatian public sector and development of Energy management infor-mation system. He holds a MSc degree in Power Engineering from Faculty of Electrical Engi-neering and Computing at the University of Zagreb. During the studies he spent a semester on the University in Graz as an Erasmus scholar. Author Innovation Innovate financing schemes promoted in EnPC-INTRANS are based on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) models for energy services ensuring the efficient generation and use of energy in public buildings and services. EnPC-INTRANS is addressing markets for energy services in 9 different European countries, which are actually at various stages of transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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Innovation – The MAS2TERING project conceptualizes Local Energy Communities (LEC), which are defined as the collection of consumption and/or production nodes that are man-aged by a single energy management entity (ESCO, aggregator, local authority ener-gy department); The nodes of a local community belong to a portion of the grid sup-plied by an individual MV/LV transformer but several local communities, each related to an energy management entity, can coexist in the same geographical area; Local Flexibility Aggregator (LFA): the LFA represents a local community of prosumers within the MAS2TERING framework. Local Flexibility Market: a framework that allows the trade of local flexibility between parties.

Author – Juan Manuel Espeche, R2M Solution, Italy: Juan Manuel Espeche holds a MSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy and a MSc degree in Renewable Energy coordinated by the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC). He has a specialization in Grid Integration and Distributed Generation from the University of Zarago-za, Zaragoza, Spain. During the specialization he has worked on Smart Grids, Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency. In July-December 2015 he has worked as a re-searcher in the Energy Department of the Polytechnic of Turin, with a research topic of the Power Quality (PQ) of Building Integrated Photovoltaic systems (BIPV) connected to the distribution network. Juan has also worked during 2013/2014 as a Telecommunication En-gineer in Telecom Italia Laboratories, performing test and validation of the new generation of Telecom Access Gateway (AG). His major skills are to design solutions and provide consulting of Renewable Energy, Smart Grids, Energy Efficiency and Telecommunications.

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Innovation – The monitoring activities of two seasons of one of the most innovative polygenerative test pilot in Europe. The integration of heat pump to exploit thermal energy storage to store electricity too.


Stefano Barberis, University of Genova, Italy

Stefano Barberis was born in Genoa in 1988. He obtained his PhD with a thesis titlet “Polygenerative District and Integration with Energy Storage System”. He joined TPG as PhD student in 2013 and he carries out re-search about renewable energy, smart grids and energy district collaborating to RESILIENT project.

Vincenzo Alessandro Santamaria ,University of Genova, Italy

Vincenzo was born in Genoa in 1985. He obtained his Master Degree in Informatics Engineering at University of Genoa in 2012 with the Thesis “Techniques of variables selection for sensor diagnostic: applica-tion to a micro gas turbine-based test rig”. He joined TPG (Thermochemical Power Group) of the University of Genoa in 2012 as temporary research fellow. He carries out research about the control and monitoring system of Seaspoon, an inno-vative Ocean Energy device for distributed microgeneration.

Alberto Traverso, University of Genova, Italy

Alberto has been Scientific Responsible for the University of Genoa of more than 1Meuro research projects, including EU funded pro-jects (Energy-Hub, RESILIENT, Bio-HyPP), International projects (National Energy Tech-nology Laboratory, USA), National projects (Regional Council), private company re-search (Ansaldo Energia, D’Appolonia, Techcom, etc.).

Francesco Roncallo, University of Genova, Italy

Francesco was born in Genoa in 1989. He ob-tained his Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Genoa in 2014 with the Thesis “Sustainable energy solutions in developing countries”. He joined TPG as PhD student in 2015. He’s doing research about an innovative renewable energy system based on wave energy conversion, the “Seaspoon”.

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Innovation – This presentation critically examines the drivers, issues and challenges related to adopting low car-bon heating and cooling systems in the non-domestic building sector in the UK. The potential impact of the energy related regulatory policies like ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme), MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards), and NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Build-ings) on employing low carbon technologies is as-sessed, and based on the industry opinion, rec-ommendations are provided on how to make these policies more effective.

Author – Divya Deepankar, BSRIA Ltd., United Kingdom: Divya is a Civil Engineer from India and a fresh graduate with MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford. I am currently working as a Re-search Engineer in the Sustainable Construction Group at BSRIA Ltd., UK where I focus on the European Research Projects. This involves engaging with the partners to deliver the work package deliverables, report content writing, and engaging with dissemination activities.

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