Smart Buildings

Towards energy-smarter homes and buildings

In the context of the built environment, the European Recovery Plan defines the Energy-Efficient Buildings Initiative as 'to promote green technologies and the development of energy-efficient systems and materials in new and renovated buildings with a view to reducing radically their energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The initiative should have an important regulatory and standardisation component and would involve a procurement network of regional and local authorities. The estimated envelope for this partnership is €1bn.'

Buildings are to be understood in a broad sense including houses, residential buildings, office buildings and large infrastructures (harbours, airports, etc.). Moreover, buildings refer to all types of buildings, whether they are new, or being used or to be renovated, either they are residential, tertiary, or industrial. Additionally buildings refer not only to the interior of the buildings but also to the envelope and the surrounding space.

REViSITE will contribute to the European Research Area (ERA) in terms of integrating on-going and future research activities of ICT in the area of energy efficiency in various domains throughout Europe, with shared visions and consensus building on the impact of ICT in future smart homes, smart grids, smart lighting and smart manufacturing. As far as the Construction and Smart Buildings sector is concerned, REViSITE is aligned with the following initiatives:

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REViSITE Workshop on “ICT for Energy Efficiency: Cross–sectoral Interoperability”
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REViSITE releases its initial Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)
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REViSITE launches online questionnaire on its Strategic Research Agenda
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REViSITE and Commission Workshops at the CIB W78 Conference in Sophia Antipolos, October 2011
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REViSITE Blogs ...

REViSITE ITU ‘Green Standard Week’
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