...for Building and Energy Managers
Building and energy managers are a key target user group of the SUNSHINE Project and its subsequent Scenarios and represent the individuals in charge of the energy management of the buildings or urban islands, having access to the heating/cooling system controls. Through the developed solutions, the project ensures an improvement of the building management and energy certification process (Scenario 1), a better building stock management, better energy performance and cost/performance ratio (Scenario 2) as well as cost-effectiveness through the use of a tool for optimizing public lighting levels (Scenario 3) for technical operators.
The SUNSHINE Project directly addresses a broad spectrum of identified needs of building, energy managers and technical operators by providing them with the tools and solutions to:
- Acquire information about possible refurbishment and retrofitting solutions at building level through the development of the Energy Maps Scenario, which will allow delineation of buildings or building parts in need of improvement (Scenario 1 and 2);
- Assess public building energy performance on a monthly basis through the SUNSHINE application and compare them with the real energy behavior of the public structures (Scenario 1 and 2);
- Use the SUNSHINE App integrating real-time weather observations and predictions, correlate consumption and weather conditions and receive automatic suggestions on how to improve energy performance, so informed decisions can be made on how best to manage the building stock (S2);
- Store and easily access historical energy costs in order to plan for system renovation or develop feasibility studies for installation of new heating/cooling systems based on current standards (S2);
- Remotely assess public lighting devices status and consumption, in order to measure possible energy savings deriving from the ability of the system to optimize the luminous flux of the individual devices according to actual situation (S3);
- Remotely control lighting devices in public buildings in order to be able to adjust the level of illumination of different parts of facilities or public spaces in accordance with their current use (ie. effective lighting necessity of a road, cycle lane, parking, etc). Adjustments can be done in accordance with measurable parameters such as traffic amount or weather conditions (S3).