Building Energy Management in the FZI House of Living Labs

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Birger Becker, Fabian Kern, Manuel Loesch, Ingo Mauser, Hartmut Schmeck
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Book title
Energy Informatics
The FZI House of Living Labs is a research and demonstration environment that facilitates interdisciplinary research, development, and evaluation in real-life scenarios. It consists of various Living Labs addressing different research topics. In the Living Lab smartEnergy, solutions for the energy system of the future are investigated. For this reason, the whole FZI House of Living Labs has been equipped with building automation, distributed generation, thermal and electrical storage, and technologies that enable the flexibilization of energy supply and demand. The equipment, among others, includes a photovoltaic and battery storage system, a micro combined heat and power plant, and an adsorption chiller. A building energy management system was developed that integrates various communication technologies, and hence enables monitoring, data recording, visualization, and the integrated optimization of the devices and systems. This way, flexibilities can be utilized with regard to different optimization goals such as an increased self-consumption, or the provisioning of grid-supporting services.
Research focus
Energy Management
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