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In the FZI Living Lab smartEnergy, we focus on the following research topics related to energy management for smart buildings and grids:

  • Decentralised energy management in buildings
  • Load transfer, peak shaving, usage of self-generated energy
  • Efficient optimisation of energy flows in buildings as well as in the smart grid
  • Standardisation of device interfaces
  • Integration of energy management into building automation systems (from the building automation system to the building energy management system)
  • User interaction mechanisms
  • Efficient communication between devices and systems in smart buildings
  • Market mechanisms for a decentralised load management
  • Energy monitoring and use of smart meters
  • System services of buildings to the energy grid through energy management systems