BEAMS is an EU Research and Development project funded by the EC in the context of the 7th Framework Program. Its strategic goal is the development of an advanced, integrated management system which enables energy efficiency in buildings and special infrastructures from a holistic perspective.
The project is developing an open interoperability gateway that will allow the management of diverse, heterogeneous sources and loads, some of them typically present nowadays in spaces of public use (e.g. public lighting, ventilation, air conditioning), some others emergent and to be widespread over the next years (e.g. electric vehicles).
BEAMS is a user driven, demonstration oriented project, where evidence of the energy and CO2 savings achieved by the project’s technologies will be collected.
By means of a decentralised architecture, BEAMS will enable new mechanisms to extend current building management systems and achieve higher degrees of efficiency.
The solution proposed will not only support the human operator of the building or facility to achieve higher efficiency in the use of energy, but it will also open new opportunities to third parties -such as Energy Service Companies (ESCO), utilities and grid operators– needing and willing to interact with BEAMS management system through the interoperability gateway in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the service –both inside and outside the perimeter of the facility.
The new BESOS (Building Energy decision Support systems fOr Smart cities) R+D Project has kicked off in the “Filmoteca de Catalunya” led by the company ETRA I+D. The project is part of the EU FP7 program, whose main goal is the gradual reduction of the EU’s carbon footprint via development and application of new technologies, […]
Find BEAMS in the new online magazine HORIZON from the European Commission. http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/smart-meters-smart-consumption_en.html HORIZON is designed to reach a wide range of readers interested in the latest developments in EU funded research and innovation and the impact they have on our everyday lives. HORIZON will also feature opinion pieces from leading researchers, innovators and policy […]
Last 25th June, BEAMS organised, jointly with the smartkye project, a workshop on energy efficiency in intelligent cities in the context of the EU Sustainable Energy week 2013. The session was hosted at Brussels, by the Region of Apulia (Italy), with the strong support of the University of Salento. Several projects were invited to presents its […]
Innovative tools for energy management in Smart cities BEAMS project organizes a Conference on energy efficiency in intelligent cities in the context of the EU Sustainable Energy week 2013. When: Tuesday, 25th June 2013, from 10:00 to 13:00 Where: Apulia Region offices, Rue de Trône, 62, 1050 Brussels How to attend: […]
BEAMS presented a stand at Festival dell’Innovazione (Bari, Italy) Check the pictures here.
Our MISSION is to develop an advanced (i.e. smart, with learning capabilities), integrated (i.e. including or interoperating with the main ICT based legacy subsystems) management system which enables energy efficiency in buildings and special infrastructures from a holistic perspective (i.e. considering the indoors areas, the public spaces around the facility and the interaction of the overall compound with the grid and urban network outside it).
BEAMS final results in short: