Sion, Switzerland

Buildings: 200 single family houses, 2 multi-family houses

Sion, the capital of Canton Valais, is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, South West of Switzerland. Canton Valais hosts some of the largest Swiss dams and hydroelectric power plants. The government of the Canton Valais has declared energy as a key sector for its development and supports initiatives related to digitalization of energy, among others.

Paris, France

Buildings: 220 households

The Ile-de-France region around Paris accounts for 19% of the population of metropolitan France for only 2.2% of its area, making it the most populated and most densely populated region of France. The role of communities to change individuals environmental behaviour is well known from the research in energy psychology. The automated coaching service for electricity demonstrated in Paris will rely on a community to maximise the energy outcome. The service aims at encouraging the members to develop energy saving behaviours and to shift white appliances operation at times of high grid load / high electricity prices.

Aalborg, Denmark

Buildings: 340 households (26 multi-family buildings, 20 single-family houses)

Kildeparken is a residential area on the east side of Aalborg that has undergone a low-carbon refurbishment. The 54-hectare area is comprised primarily of buildings (two-storey multi-family apartments and single-family houses) and green areas, and has approximately 2450 inhabitants. The buildings in Kildeparken were constructed in the 1970s, and those to be used for the Aalborg demonstrator in the domOS project, have been refurbished to energy class B and have smart meters installed. All the buildings are heated by district heating, where the water is mixed down to a lower temperature, distributed to the apartments. Furthermore, AFE have installed a mixing loop at the supply to the area, where we have the possibility to lower the temperature to the whole area. The buildings are owned by Himmerland Housing Association (HB), an association all residents are members of.

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Buildings: 1 mixed residential / tertiary building

The site is located in the city of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), within 5 minute walking distance from the CSEM headquarters. The objective of the demonstration in Neuchâtel is to validate the need-based heat generation control service (at least 8% energy savings, due to lower temperatures in pipes, while maintaining comfort). The smart service will run as a local service on the gateway. domOS’ semantic data models present an abstract view of sensors and of the heating system to the control application, thus effectively decoupling the control algorithm and the appliance / device types.

Skive, Denmark

Buildings: 6 single-family houses with SUNTHERM heat pumps, 6 single-family houses with legacy heat pumps

Skive Municipality is located in the central part of Jutland in Denmark. The municipality has a vision to become totally CO2 neutral before 2030, and many public buildings have already been converted to renewable energies. Together with SUNTHERM, the municipality has identified a group of small villages in the rural areas of the region where no district heating or natural gas are available, either now or in the future. In two of these villages (Hvidbjerg and Hem), SUNTHERM has installed 26 Smart-Heat systems in various buildings. Each installation has replaced an oil burner or a pellet burner.