Start and end dates: 
January, 2012 to December, 2014
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Research & Development
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
In SMARTSPACES, ICT-based services for public buildings have been evaluated across Europe. Almost 600 buildings were equipped with the ICT-solution. The services are designed to evaluate the impact on overall energy consumption in public buildings (non-residential). Energy efficiency investments are a cost-effective means for decreasing energy consumption, reducing energy bills and reducing the likelihood for energy poverty. The SMARTSPACES solution offers Energy Management (EMS) and energy Decision Support and Awareness services (EDSS). The solution is based on ICT and smart metering. It achieved 14.5% (ranking from 4 to 58) savings for heating, 4.8% (0.8 to 49) for electricity and 15.8% (15 to 37) for cold water. Savings amount to 7,399 MWh which equals around 2,227 tonnes of CO2 per year. Financial pay-off is achieved by most stakeholders during the first 3 years and by almost all stakeholders after ten year across seven eleven sites in seven countries. The socio-economic net benefit for the SMARTSPACES project – applying the worst case scenario, extrapolated for ten years – amounts to €4.2Million in pilot buildings alone.
Project full name: 
Saving Energy in Europe’s Public Buildings Using ICT
Project Main Application: 
Smart Network Management
Includes Smart metering
Demand Response
Includes Smart Metering
Energy Management, Energy Awareness and Decision Support