Start and end dates: 
January, 2008 to December, 2010
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Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
This project addresses the issue of the possible extent of smoothing of load profiles (Peak Shaving) of functional buildings by new automation techniques for the thermal and the electrical operation and thus offering room for a more efficient automation. An assessment of the possible saving of energy and the subsequent CO2-reduction by the improved load profile was carried out. The saving approach is based on two possibilities for the use of energy management. On the one hand, synergies can occur when assessing buildings which use renewable energy regarding a better coordination and optimization of energy supply and demand. On the other hand, the necessity of using power supplies from peak-load electricity generation plants can be minimized by load shifting and an intelligent storage management. The building or the group of buildings is thereby upgraded to an 'active consumer' within the power grid, thus contributing to a CO2-reduction by a substitution of peak demands by flexible storage processes.The implementation of these innovative automation techniques will be carried out with targeted building components, which are already widely applied in modern buildings. These components comprise thermo active building systems, cooling and heating buffer storage, the corresponding building automation system and the strategically well-placed use of time-independent energy consumers.
Project full name: 
Balancing Energy Demands with Buidlings
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Project Main Application: 
Smart Customer and Smart Home
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