Home Energy Management
Research Project , 2014 – 2016

The Home Energy Management (HEM) project is part of the Building Technology Accelerator (BTA) – a flagship within the theme Transforming the Built Environment of the Climate-Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) initiative established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

The HEM project develops a multilayered energy consumption prediction tool that has a high resolution in time (e.g. explaining the origin of peaks) and in space (e.g. explaining the impact of local activities). Living lab setups, behavior studies, and technology surveys guide this development.

Some of the HEM components are:
“Metering” (indoor/outdoor conditions, building technologies and material performance), which is the HEM sensor network initially built at the HSB Living Lab.
“Behavior recognition” (interaction of users with energy consuming building technologies), which is the basis for energy demand prediction.
“Appliance integration” (internet of things), which overlaps appliance usage and impacts with building technologies and operation.
“Surveys” (user feedback data), which generates a knowledge database regarding energy consumption and awareness of saving potentials.
“Prediction” (event based factor analyses), which aims for close, mid-term, and long-term behavior related energy demand.

Participants

Ulrike Rahe (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Paula Femenias

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Melina Forooraghi

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Jesper Knutsson

Forskare vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Anneli Selvefors

Doktor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Funding

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-03-21