Urban sustainability

Innovative simulation tools

Real-life models

Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability

MOEEBIUS introduces a Holistic Energy Performance Optimization Framework that enhances current modelling approaches and delivers innovative simulation tools which deeply grasp and describe real-life building operation complexities in accurate simulation predictions that significantly reduce the “performance gap” and enhance multi-fold, continuous optimization of building energy performance as a means to further mitigate and reduce the identified “performance gap” in real-time or through retrofitting.


MOEEBIUS consortium members: ISQ and MAFRA organized the second Living Lab Workshop in Portugal. The meeting on Friday, 20th of April, was dedicated to presentation of developments made in MOEEBIUS living labs as well as to interaction between project's stakeholders.




The objective of the workshop was to teach end-users how to interact with the MOEEBIUS solutions that are being installed in the Portuguese pilots. Even though MOEEBIUS solutions are mostly based on automation and do not require users feedback to work, the building occupant will still notice major changes. These changes have the objective of reducing energy consumption without compromising the occupants’ comfort. One example of these changes are the installation of dimmable fixtures, that automatically regulates the light level so that this level is always comfortable to occupants and maximizes the use of natural light.


Other change that is noticeable to occupants is the NOD device. This device will be present in each rooms and allows to monitor ambiance variables that will be used by the MOEEBIUS middleware to predict the most energy efficiency automation strategies that can be implemented at any given time.


Besides explaining how MOEEBIUS solutions work and the objectives of the project pilots, the workshop had the objective of showing on-site the installed sensors and actuators and to sensitize end-users to the importance of energy efficiency.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019


EU  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680517.