EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings

May 22, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

SmartA three-year Europe-wide Smart Campus project targeted energy efficiency in non-residential university buildings and reached a 30 percent energy savings.

Smart Campus was funded by the European Commission, and used Enoro’s centralized meter data management Generis to collect the energy consumption data from the pilot campuses, validate it and provide the campuses with feedback on how the forecast compared to the actual results.

The Generis platform integrated with several different metering systems as part of the Smart Campus pilots. The project achieved energy savings in different locations and with different test scenarios:

  • In Luleå, Sweden, over 20 percent energy was saved in office space and car heater experiments.
  • In Lisbon, Portugal, new apps were created that enabled the students to vote for the kind of lighting and temperature conditions selected in the campus areas.
  • The pilot campus in Helsinki, Finland, successfully tested several lighting scenarios resulting in energy saving investment plans as well as reaching around 20 percent savings by training the kitchen staff.
  • In the Milan, Italy, pilot using automated system sensors, involving the campus community and implementing new smart solutions resulted in savings from 30 percent up to 60 percent in heating, HVAC and lighting scenarios.

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