ICT Roadmap for Energy Efficient Neighbourhoods
Start date: 01.09.2011
Duration: 27 months
Coordinator: Manchester City Council
Budget: 1.6 M€
IREEN broadens previous roadmaps developed by FP7 projects and includes a commonly agreed definition for an ICTenables energy efficient neighbourhood. The development of a classificatory methodology and a taxonomy matrix ran in parallel to allow relevant conclusions to be drawn as to what works in which context.
The IREEN case studies are derived from examples provided by experts, a number of which have featured in papers published by the project. They illustrate activities already underway and show how organisations are successfully taking steps toward using technology for energy efficiency. They demonstrate the role of technology in achieving better performance across a range of domains.
The feedback received from stakeholder engagement activities has helped shape the scenarios to provide insights into the potential future use of technology for energy efficient neighbourhoods. They are not predictions. They are stories of possible futures, imagining how technology could be applied over the next 10 to 15 years, in order to challenge assumptions and stimulate thinking about the present.
The roadmap makes a series of recommendations. The intention is to suggest and guide stakeholders towards the key areas of development. These include the simulation, modelling, analysis, monitoring and visualisation of entire districts; data analytics and the integration of “big data”; energy brokering; neighbourhood management systems; models for performance metrics; assessment models, including economic analysis; tools for management and integration and sharing of power from renewable energy sources and interconnection to smart grids; advanced control systems to balancing loads; methods to estimate and validate the impacts of ICT on energy efficiency.
List of achievements
Reporting, results and news about the project available on CORDIS.
Contact person: Martine Tommis
Address: Manchester City Council
IREEN Reference Guide
The IREEN roadmap and the case of a developing city
Governance of energy in a data-drive city
Supporting energy efficiency improvements in urban and rural neighbourhoods