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.

Main Objectives of Project

The aim is for, BHM and EFM application to 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.

Nimbus Role


Nimbus Centre is involved in measuring the impact of occupancy on building energy performance, wireless monitoring architecture, smart energy control and monitoring systems.

  • Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA
  • Schneider Electric Industries SAS
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • IBM Ireland Limited
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • TBC Innovations SAS
  • EQUA Simulation AB
  • Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle
  • Université de la Rochelle
  • Citta di Torino
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • ZEDFactory Europe Limited
  • Fundacio Institut de Recerca de l’Energia de Catalunya
  • TEKEVER – Technologias de Informacao, S.A.
  • NXP Semiconductors Netherlands BV
  • AMIRES s.r.o.

Funding Body

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

Project Start Date: 01 October 2013

Duration: 48 months


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