On October 20-21, 2022, the first in-person meeting of the EU-funded project Smart2B (“Smartness to existing Buildings”) took place at the headquarters of the project coordinator, the Portuguese utility company Energias de Portugal (EDP), in Lisbon. On behalf of FCN (Prof. Madlener), Lucas Croé and Rahil Dejkam participated. On the side of the sister institute EBC (Prof. Müller) Dr. Rita Streblow and Phillip Stoffel were present.
Smart2B aims at developing and evaluating smart building energy systems. To this end, smart devices, IT infrastructure and IT services are scrutinized. Their use will put citizens, building occupants and utilities at the center of the energy transition considerations by enabling, in particular, legacy buildings to interact in real-time with their occupants and the power grid to unlock energy efficiency and local flexibility through smart home technology - using easy-to-install and cost-efficient retrofitting options.
FCN is analyzing the economic, social and regulatory framework for smart energy systems for existing buildings, as well as non-monetary incentive systems for end users (based on “nudging” and “gamification”). EBC leads the technical and socio-economic requirements analysis in the project. In addition, EBC also contributes to developing predictive and adaptive control strategies for building energy systems.
The project involves 11 different partners from 8 European countries. More information about the project is available on the project homepage:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101023666