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.
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.
The project has started at 1st May 2015 and is going to be finished by 28th February 2019.
- Professor WSR, Ph.D. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,
- Centre for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
- 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)
- 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)
- Develco Products