Project Description


Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance

Project Summary

TRIBUTE aims at minimizing the gap between computed and measured energy performances through the improvement of the predictive capability of a state-of-the-art commercial Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS). TRIBUTE will extend the use of this tool to the commissioning and operation stages of a building. For existing buildings, M&V techniques will be developed and deployed to connect the BEPS model in real time to the pivotal wireless sensing and control systems of a monitored building. This involves modelling building systems to a higher fidelity than done today, developing technology for on-line identification of building key parameters, and automatically adapting the on-line, real time BEPS to the actual building’s state.


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In addition, BHM and EFM application will compare measured data to the then improved predicted metrics and will enable detecting building deviations. Advanced data mining methods will help evaluate these deviations. Subsequent Energy Efficiency Diagnostic Rules and optimization methods will provide cost effective and corrective retrofit actions accordingly. The methodology and tools will be evaluated in the context of three different building types and locations.

Funding Body

Project Start Date: 01 October 2013
Duration: 48 months

euflagThe project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement no. 608790

Nimbus Centre Role

Nimbus Centre is involved in:

  • Measuring the impact of occupancy on building energy performance
  • Wireless monitoring architecture
  • Smart energy control and monitoring systems