Reduction of energy consumption in commercial buildings


Reduction of energy consumption in commercial buildings

Reduction of energy consumption in commercial buildings

COORDICY is a strategic DK-US interdisciplinary research project for advancing ICT-driven research and innovation in energy efficiency of public and commercial buildings. The project thereby contributes to the Danish goals of achieving a 75% reduction in energy consumption in new buildings by 2020 and a 50% reduction in existing buildings by 2050, and the United States’ goal of doubling its energy productivity by 2030.

Research and innovation towards energy efficiency

COORDICY will facilitate ICT-driven research and innovation in advancing the energy performance of newly built energy efficient and existing conventional public and commercial buildings. This will be achieved by developing a holistic ICT-centered approach to coordinate the actual energy performance of building systems operation to meet the original intent of building design and presumably advance it beyond, without compromising occupant comfort and efficiency.

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Central role in a future energy system

COORDICY will do so by providing the theoretical and technological means for benchmarking, diagnosing, and controlling building operation, considering relevant factors such as occupant behavior, weather conditions, construction typologies, thermal properties, building systems and controls, and their complex interactions. Diagnostics of energy performance gaps revealed during benchmarking will support decision-making for cost-efficient tradeoffs between energy retrofits and advancing the intelligence of building control systems. The developed approach will enable public and commercial buildings to play a central role in a future sustainable energy system.

Joint international effort

The COORDICY project links universities, technological service institutes, public bodies, municipalities and industrial partners in a joint international effort on research and innovation of ICT-centered building operation technology of commercial interest to a fast growing global market.

Develco Products in COORDICY

Develco Products contributes to the project by providingwireless sensorsandextending the range of products to small- and medium-sized public and commercial buildings.

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Project Manager:

  • Professor WSR, Ph.D. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,
  • Centre for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Research partners:

  • Center for Energy Informatics, SDU
  • University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)
  • NASA Ames Sustainability Base (NASA Ames)
  • Danish Technological Institute (DTI)

Other partners:

  • Insero Software
  • Municipality of Aarhus
  • Municipality of Odense
  • Green Tech Center (GTC)
  • Odense University Hospital (OUH)
  • Danish Cleantech Hub (DCH)
  • Danish Building & Property Agency (DBPA)
  • Rambøll
  • Siemens
  • ReMoni
  • Develco Products
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