Start and end dates: 
January, 2012 to December, 2016
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Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
URB-Grade is a three-year EU project that designs, develops and validates a platform for decision support (District as a Service (DaaS)). The platform helps policymakers to make better decisions in terms of cost and energy efficiency and to increase citizen awareness of how to save energy and derive a greater proportion of energy from renewable sources.The main users of the DaaS platform are local policymakers (for example city authorities and utilities). It is envisioned that the platform will become a major tool for urban planning and policymaking in the field of energy and environment.With the DaaS platform, city authorities can supplement and combine traditional data sets from surveys and statistical sources with real-time data to get an overall picture. This increases the cost effectiveness of energy-saving initiatives and enhances the ability to design flexible and customised solutions for both public and private organisations, as well as private consumers.
Project full name: 
Decision Support in the Cloud
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Project Main Application: 
Integration of DER
Electric Vehicles and Vehicle2Grid applications
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