Impact of RSTI work on energy sustainability

Research work on energy efficiency and sustainability developed by RSTI has reached high impact in the media. Study has been developed under RES2+U project framework and evaluates solutions to transform old buildings into into nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) at a low cost by applying different solutions in the generation, consumption and electrical monitoring based on IoT platform. The work provides energy sustainability in a testbed developed in a set of four buildings that constitute the ETSI Telecomunicación of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, considering the integration of renewable generation sources as well as monitoring and controlling electricity demand. To ensure the implementation of the desired monitoring and control, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform based on wireless sensor network (WSN) infrastructure was designed and installed. Such a platform supports a smart system to control the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and lighting systems in buildings. The result of the work has been published in an international journal and recently got impact in the local media: