The result of a research collaboration between INDEED research group of Jacobs University Bremen, Cardiff University (UK), University of Exeter (UK), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. It is one of the top IEEE journals in computer science and has an impact factor of 8.803 (2018).
The journal paper presents a novel cloud-based building energy management system, which comprises the whole information lifecycle, from data collection using sensors and software systems, data integration through semantic middleware, advanced analytics with machine learning, and visualization through a responsive web-based application. The solution integrates sensor-metering and simulation data to solve the discrepancy between theoretical simulation models and real metering data. The solution has been validated in five real pilot buildings in northern and southern Europe and has shown energy savings up to 25%.
The full paper can be accessed through the following link: