The4Bees focuses on behavioural changes of users in public and private buildings to reduce energy consumption. Such changes are originated by the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem.
The project will set-up national CC Labs involving academia, decision makers and key administrations, entrepreneurship and citizens. Awareness raising and capacity building actions will prepare the ground for a Co-Creation activity aimed at the development of software applications.
THE4BEES will involve 7 demonstration sites at national level and results will be disseminated on a transnational level.
Partners: CSI Piemonte (leader, IT), Regione Piemonte (IT), Regione Lombardia (IT), E-Zavod (SI), KSSENA-Energy Agency for Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška region (SI), Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (AT), HES-SO Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg (CH), Association HESPUL (Rhône-Alpes) (FR), Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (FR), CSP innovazione nelle ICT (IT), CNR-IEIIT Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle TLC (IT), Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. (DE), IREES – Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies (DE).
Financial support – Amount 2.694.646 euro – ERDF Claim 2.290.446 euro
CSP has developed skills and experience of all the components of the Internet of Things system: from the data source (sensors) to the storage , transmission (telecommunications and broadcasting techniques), data validation ( based on statistics and processing of heterogeneous data ), to platforms for query and data visualization, to specific use of data in reference to particular user needs, to storage and management of large databanks (through distributed DB and NoSQL solutions).
The IoTNet project aims to build a complete system, in which the data collection by distributed sensors (including webcam) is managed through acquisition platforms, autonomous and distributed, placed in strategic locations in the Piedmont area. Moreover, an access and streaming portal enables an aggregated view of data and to access the webcam live streams.
Download IotNet platform datasheet.
Smart Valley is a Living Lab focused on energy saving in schools, developed by CSP in collaboration with several small municipalities from the Asti Province (Agliano Terme, Mombercelli, Montegrosso d’Asti) and a small municipality association (Comunità Collinare della Val Tiglione). The ultimate goal is the use of ICT to to reduce power consumption in school premises, that are generally very energy-intensive buildings.
The power saving approach in Smart Valley project is twofold: the technological component enabling the consumption measurement is integrated with data processing and data visualization instruments. The latter are pivotal to increase the users’ awareness and to make the daily attitude more environment-compliant.
As for the technological component, one of CSP technology asset, called ECOTAIL has been transferred in this Living Lab.
Follow Smart Valley project at the CSP Living Lab Blog
The BEE project aims at the development of a small Smart Grid in a mixed agricultural – industrial site. Starting from the actual national context, a model for a local Smart Grid has been created, and techniques have been implemented for balancing the energy flows regarding the sources (renewable generators as biomass or photovoltaic) and the loads (houses, offices and industrial plants).
BEE – Building Energy Ecosystems, was a project funded through the Piemonte POR-ERDF. Ended in January 2013, it was a reserach project implmented with the Innovation Poles activities (Polibre, MESAP and Polight). The partners have been Agrindustria, CSP, Energrid, Politecnico di Torino, Teseo.