Project Description


Self Organising, Co-operative and robUst Building Automation

Project Summary

The SCUBA project has delivered significant progress towards the creation of next generation Building Automation Systems (BAS). Currently buildings are not designed with integrated BAS but rather utilise different systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control, lighting control, fire and security applications, etc. The lack of co-operation between individual subsystems hampers the increasing demand to operate the whole system in an optimal manner. The SCUBA project has addressed the challenges associated with the engineering of BAS by creating a novel systematic engineering approach delivered via an integrated design tool chain and an online integration and control framework.


More on Project

The SCUBA tool chain encapsulates system specification and design, placement optimisation, deployment support, a co-ordination middleware and co-operation management modules. The tools and services support the planning, design and management of wired and wireless BAS that operate across the building life cycle (design, commissioning and operation), which together go towards developing an integrated approach to the engineering of BAS and act as a significant step on the road to the ultimate goal of BAS interoperability across the building lifecycle.

Funding Body

Project Start Date: 01 November 2011
Duration: 36 months

euflagThis project received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement no. 288079


  • Technische Universitaet Dresden
  • Ennovatis GMBH
  • Commissariat a l Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
  • Schneider Electric Industries SAS
  • United Technologies Research Centre
  • Stichting Embedded Systems Institute
  • Philips Electronics NEDERLAND B.V.
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappwlijk Onderzoek TNO

Nimbus Centre Role

Nimbus Centre was the lead coordinator of the SCUBA project.