About 40 % of Europe's energy consumption is currently due to heating, cooling and lighting of buildings. The IUPITER research project aims to develop a generalized method (applicable to different building types) to reduce this power consumption by exploiting available information about the system status of building services and ambient meteorological conditions.
Home automation systems that are already established within large buildings are to be simplified and combined with basic weather forecast information in order to also be deployed in residential buildings. For this, state-of-the-art methods of modeling the energetic characteristics of buildings, automatic generation and retrieval of energy-meteorological information, and modern communication systems are to be combined. A main goal of the project is to develop a user-friendly product with a self-explanatory visual interface.
- Work out the theory on building-specific energy demand control and forecast.
- Perform measurements in real buildings in order to increase the possibilities of analysis and to optimize results for demand control and forecast.
- Develop improved methods for solar power prediction, optimized and tailored to serve as input for building services to increase energy efficiency.
- Develop a prototype tool for operational diagnosis, visualization, and optimization. The two existing tools "LACASA" and "OASE" will be merged in order to increase usability of the interface.
- Public Relations: results will be prepared and published in a user-friendly way.
- Title: IUPITER
- Duration: August 2012 - April 2017
- The project aims to develop a generalized method (applicable to different building types) to reduce this power consumption by exploiting available information about the system status of building services and ambient meteorological conditions.
- The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie).
- MeteoViva GmbH
- BROCHIER Consulting + Innovation GmbH
- Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, energy meteorology group
- MeteoViva GmbH
Dr. Annette Hammer; Dr. Elke Lorenz; Jan Kühnert
Abteilung Energie- und Halbleiterforschung
Institut für Physik - Universität Oldenburg
D-26111 Oldenburg, Deutschland
Tel: +49 441 - 798 3545