Impacts and future challenges of European research for a smart built environment

Esa Nykänen, Francesco Reda, Isabel Pinto-Seppä

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)


    In EEB ICT clusters (EEBERS) project The mapping methodology focused on projects in EeB domain which had at least one ICT RTD embedded in their results. In total 163 EU projects were studied, from which, 82 projects were found to address ICT or ICT dependant subjects as one of their key priorities. The Main clusters names of the EEBERS taxonomy: 1) Tools for EE design and production management, 2) Intelligent and integrated control, 3) User awareness and decision support, 4) Energy managements and training and 5) Integration technologies. The 23 technological solutions were analysed according to their market potential and their technology readiness level whereas the market potential covers aspects such as end-user acceptance of the technology, cost-benefit ratio for the end-user or compatibility to existing solutions. 8 technologies are closed to the market and have a high or medium market potential. In addition to the technologies also technology trends and visions were captured and processed in workshops. Finally as increment to most of the 23 technological solutions, as interconnected links, are two major ICT themes: Building information modelling (BIM) and digital technologies for buildings renovation and planning to end of service life and From reactive buildings to proactive Smart Buildings. These have the highest opportunities to create impact and opportunity for new green business and further growth of EEB sector, including both new and refurbished buildings. The recommendations are presented to each of the 23 technological solutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation
    Subtitle of host publicationEngineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
    EditorsRicardo Jardim-Goncalves, Joao Pedro Mendonca, Marc Pallot, Alain Zarli, Joao Martins, Maria Marques
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538607749
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Madeira Island, Portugal
    Duration: 27 Jun 201729 Jun 2017


    Conference23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017
    CityMadeira Island


    • Energy efficient buildings
    • ICT cluster


    Dive into the research topics of 'Impacts and future challenges of European research for a smart built environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this