Among the challenges related to matching the global increasing energy demand, there are resource deficiency and emissions of greenhouse gases. Two common responses to meet these challenges consist of introducing measures to decrease the energy consumption or choosing more sustainable energy sources. This dual approach can be found in the project FIEMSER (Friendly Intelligent Energy Management System for Existing Residential Buildings), where the development of a ground-breaking energy management system for buildings (BEMS) is currently taking place. The project is funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7), a grant funding programme, running for three years and coming to an end in 2013. 


The “Digital Environment Home Energy Management System” (DEHEMS) is an energy management system helping private consumers reduce their energy use. This three-year energy efficiency project ended in 2011 and was supported by the EU under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), a grant funding programme.. The initiative was based on a network of 14 partners within local authorities, private business and universities in Austria, Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom


Based on the need to find measures to protect historical organs, the SENSORGAN project (Sensor system for detection of harmful environments for pipe organs) has developed an automatized and remote sensing system. Church organs are large and complex pieces containing several different types of materials. Various types of wood, leather, brass, iron and pipe metals put together a sensitive combination when it comes to changes in the indoor environment. Each of the organ parts responds differently to a change in the indoor climate of the church and under certain microclimatic conditions, the organ parts will be harmed and it might be unplayable.


The Intelligent Use of Buildings’ Energy Information (IntUBE) aims to develop a tool capable of measuring and analysing building energy profiles based on user comfort needs. The software tools developed within this project support good building performance and efficient local energy networks which use natural resources in an optimal way.


The AirCorr are electronic loggers for measuring or sensing the corrosion rate of metals in air. They are intended to monitor the corrosiveness of climates and microclimates in museums and depositories, allowing for the automatized and remote sensing of potential deterioration of metallic artifacts. Thus, they aim to protect the cultural heritage in museum environments.