Buildings consume 40% of Ireland’s total annual
energy translating to €3.5 billion (2004). The
EPBD directive (effective January 2003) places an
onus on all member states to rate the energy performance
of all buildings in excess of 50m2.
Energy and environmental performance management systems
for residential buildings do not exist and consist
of an ad-hoc integration of wired building management
systems and Monitoring & Targeting systems for
These systems are unsophisticated and do not easily
lend themselves to cost effective retrofit or integration
with other enterprise management systems.
The objective of this project is to specify, design,
and validate a data management technology platform
that will support integrated energy & environmental
management in buildings utilising a combination of
wireless sensor network technologies, an integrated
data model and data mining methods and technologies.
More Information can be found at: http://zuse.ucc.ie/buildwise