IoT-based Building Information System for Energy Efficiency & COmfort

The energy efficiency of buildings is rightfully among the strategic topics of today’s international debate. The lack of knowledge about the consumption characteristics of buildings and the most effective solutions in terms of energy performance, as well as the massive spread of lighting and air-conditioning systems using new technologies, has led to a significant increase in energy demand. This makes it necessary to implement strategies aimed atachieving energy efficiency in existingbuildings. Our solution is IBIS ECO!


• Contributing to the redevelopment and decarbonisation of the existing building stock, promoting the Smart Readiness of buildings
• Helping to accelerate the redevelopment of large housing estates and existing public administration buildings for the resulting economic and social benefits
• Jointly analysing several parameters to obtain the so-called Energy Diagnosis and defining policies aimed at optimising energy consumption while maintaining optimal indoor environmental comfort conditions
• Developing a monitoring and management system capable of improving energy savings and comfort in existing buildings
• Developing a holistic approach based on the integration of innovative solutions at all system levels, integrating the use of KET, IoT and advanced data management technologies
• Enhancing the information generated by the building, to support advanced functions for the early detection of critical situations, predictive maintenance and support for the design of new interventions

• Design of building models, algorithms and Smart Energy Analytics tools to increase indoor well-being and reduce energy consumption, for the benefit of managers and end users
• Development of evolutionary forecasting models for the planning of interventions and operating conditions of facilities through innovative use of external microclimate data
• Timely identification of abnormal operating conditions, also useful for activating plant management operators in advance, preventing breakdowns or deterioration
• Optimisation of building maintenance and identification of the most effective interventions to increase energy performance
• Implementation of specific dashboards and smart applications to foster greater end-user awareness in the use of all building energy systems
• Experimental validation of the approach using a demo on two experimental sites for the implementation, calibration, optimisation and engineering of the prototype

Definition, design, development and testing of an intelligent system for monitoring and managing the energy performance and comfort of existing buildings

Development of low-cost, high-sensitivity, high-selectivity sensors for thermal, visual and environmental comfort, to extensively monitor various air quality parameters such as gaseous pollutants, particulate matter and ‘standard’ parameters of temperature, humidity, air velocity, lighting, through the use of Key Enabling Technologies (in particular nanotechnology, photonics and microelectronics)

Construction of a non-invasive and easy to manage and install IoT monitoring network, using the necessary sensors for multi-parameter monitoring and certified data transmission; this technological solution makes use of the latest IoT technologies, integrating them with secure solutions that guarantee plug-and-play system configuration and start-up even for non-expert users

Design of a cloud platform, with advanced decision-making support functions to benefit the development and evaluation of comprehensive energy plans, management and maintenance policies,
identification of anomalies and conscious user behaviour, combining analytical tools, Life Cycle Cost Analysis techniques and Machine learning, in a dynamic model that integrates data from heterogeneous sources (building data harvesting, weather models) and offers interfaces that take into account different user behaviours

Implementation of two case studies through the realisation of two demos in public buildings, characterised by complementary elements, with spaces with different uses (offices, classrooms, specialised spaces, common areas) and in different environmental conditions and territorial areas. The demos will be located in: (1) the central building on the Matera Campus of the University of Basilicata; (2) the school building in the municipality of Montemurro (Val d’Agri)