The actual energy consumption of buildings in Europe often significantly exceeds the expected energy requirements. This gap in energy performance can arise from construction errors or from differences between the way a building was intended to be used and how it is actually used. An energy management platform could help to reduce this energy gap – and this will be easier thanks to a new and innovative energy reporting platform. To create a new energy reporting platform, the HIT2GAP project will deliver:
- A generic information platform with protocols for communication with devices and user interfaces
- Building energy modelling, to establish energy consumption benchmarks
- A variety of tailored modules to inform users, energy managers and engineers
Motivation & Impact
Buildings typically perform worse than what they are predicted to perform. This performance gap is attributable to the different phases of the design, construction, commissioning, and operation. Hit2Gap focuses on the last 2 by providing an horizontal open platform to which data processing modules can be added to provide advanced functionalities and associated services. It can integrate existing BMS, therefore expanding their functionalities, as well as it can integrate data processing tools developed by third parties.
Role of R2M