Intelligent Services For Energy-Efficient Design and Life Cycle Simulation

Project acronym: ISES ⎪ Project number: 288819 ⎪ Call identifier: FP7-ICT-2011-7 ⎪ Project coordinator: Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


The objective of ISES is to develop ICT building blocks to integrate, complement and empower existing tools for design and operation management (FM) to a Virtual Energy Lab. This will allow evaluating, simulating and optimizing the energy efficiency of products for built facilities and facility components in variations of real life scenarios before their realization, acknowledging the stochastic life-cycle nature. The focus of the prototype application domain is on buildings, factories and warehouses because in buildings about 40% of the global energy is used and 30% of CO2 emissions and solid waste is created. There is a huge market for more energy-efficient design of new buildings and for refurbishing of the huge building stock through energy-efficient component products. The goal of the project is to increase, by an order of magnitude, the quality of energy-efficiency in design through the development of an In-Silico Energy Simulator Laboratory, based on an interoperable ontology-supported platform.

Interesting links

Links of interest to the ISES project:

  • eeEmbedded
    Collaborative holistic design laboratory and methodology for energy-efficient embedded buildings
  • Holisteec
    Holistic and Optimized Life-cycle Integrated Support for Energy-Efficient building design and Construction
  • Design4Energy
    Building life-cycle evolutionary Design methodology able to create Energy-efficient Buildings flexibly connected with the neighborhood energy system
  • Streamer
    European research on energy-efficient healthcare districts
  • REEB project
    The European strategic research roadmap to ICT enabled energy-efficiency in buildings and construction
  • Hesmos project
    ICT Platform for Holistic Energy Efficiency Simulation and Lifecycle Management of Public Use Facilities