Project Acronym: EXCESS
Project Full Title: Flexible User-centric Energy Positive Houses
Duration: 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Topic: LC-EEB-03-2019 New developments in plus energy houses (IA)
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Suite5 in EXCESS 

Suite5 is responsible for designing the architecture for the EXCESS ICT components that will be configured and integrated to support PEB optimization. In addition, Suite5 designs and develops the Data Management Platform of the project, which comprises the intermediary for information routing and sharing between different applications. Suite5 also configures appropriate profiling models for the demand side and utilizes appropriate machine learning and AI techniques to deliver Context-Aware Demand Flexibility Profiles, to support control optimization by introducing the human aspect in User-Centric control strategies. Furthermore, Suite5 designs and implements appropriate data sharing contract mechanisms for different types of flexibility sharing and trading applications enhancing basic blockchain platforms.

The EXCESS project builds up on nearly-zero energy (consumption below primary energy threshold) multi-storey building residential concepts of the main 4 EU climatic zones towards Energy fleXible user-CEntric poSitive houseS (EXCESS). EXCESS defines a positive energy building (PEB) as a building that produces more energy than it consumes, with high RES self- consumption rate (instead of using the grid for solving seasonal balancing issues) over a time span of one year. Although RES and smart technologies exist, there are not any complete packages for different climates. Important technical developments for plus energy building materials and other individual technologies are required to address specific climate related needs in order to meet the PEB level, especially in harsh climates. Integration is needed for upgrading single technologies to be part of a large orchestra enabling also user-context-aware energy flexible services between utilities and customers (flexibility trading). These services will unlock additional revenue streams that reduce the lifetime cost of the developed PEB solutions, making them affordable also to a large portion of the society. EXCESS will advance new materials, technologies and integrated technological systems promoting a user-centric approach (building tenants), capitalizing on new ICT opportunities, for optimizing the interplay of local generation, storage, consumption at the building and district level. The demonstration activities in each of the climatic zones (Austria, Belgium, Finland and Spain) will be accompanied by co-innovation, replication and exploitation activities to maximize the project technical, social and economic impact and to prepare for a future market roll out of the PEB concept by also scouting energy efficiency funding opportunities.

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