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Test bench for energy-efficient automation and control of buildings

The efficient operation of buildings largely depends on an integrated design and interplay of building automation components. The energy demand calculated in the design phase often differs from measured values in the actual building operation. Therefore, quality assurance measures during commissioning and operation of buildings are required by thoroughly reviewing building automation and controls. This project presents a solution of how to assess energy efficiency of control strategies in the fields of air conditioning systems, concrete core activation and free cooling. In order to validate results, control strategies are implemented and monitored in a demonstration building.

Project start: November 2015

Project duration: 36 months

Project partners: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Lead), Österreichische Post AG, teamgmi Ingenieurbüro GmbH, IBO Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie GmbH, BPS Engineering Techn. Büro z Planung Haustechnischer Anlagen GmbH

Funding line: 2nd call, City of the Future, 2014

Showcase projects: Post am Rochus, Rochusplatz 1, 1030 Wien

AIT contact: Steffen Robbi