Intelligent Services For Energy-Efficient Design and Life Cycle Simulation


Project Overview

The objective of ISES is to develop ICT building blocks to integrate, complement and empower existing tools for design and operation management (FM) to a Virtual Energy Lab. This will allow evaluating, simulating and optimizing the energy efficiency of products for built facilities and facility components in variations of real life scenarios before their realization, acknowledging the stochastic life-cycle nature. The focus of the prototype application domain is on buildings, factories and warehouses because in buildings about 40% of the global energy is used and 30% of CO2 emissions and solid waste is created. There is a huge market for more energy-efficient design of new buildings and for refurbishing of the huge building stock through energy-efficient component products. The goal of the project is to increase, by an order of magnitude, the quality of energy-efficiency in design through the development of an In-Silico Energy Simulator Laboratory, based on an interoperable ontology-supported platform.

ISES will specifically focus on the following RTD issues:

  • Interoperability between energy analysis tools and product and building design tools,
  • Interoperability between product design tools (STEP) and building and facility design tools (BIM),
  • Energy profiles and consumption patterns for building facilities and components that are not yet adequately represented for stochastic treatments and are not generic enough,
  • Configurators and evaluators for combination of energy profiles for stochastic life-cycle consideration,
  • Multi-model concurrent engineering design for which only light-weight prototypes are currently available with regard to managing, filtering, navigation and evaluation services,
  • Intelligent and adaptable access and management methods for heterogeneous distributed information resources and services,
  • Intelligent and flexible interoperability methods for model and system interoperability based on ontology methods.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford (1863 – 1947).

Consortium Partners

  • Technische Universität Dresden (Germany),
  • Granlund Oy (Finland),
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia),
  • SOFiSTiK Hellas S.A. (Greece),
  • Nyskopunarmidstod Islands (Iceland),
  • National Observatory of Athens, Group Energy Conversation (Greece),
  • Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner (Germany),
  • Trimo d.d. (Slovenia),
  • Russian Academic of Sciences (Russia),
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus).

Funding Agency

The ISES research project is co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (Area: ICT systems for Energy Efficiency ICT-2011.6.2, Project reference: 288819).

About This Website

The "EUPALINOS - Construction Engineering & Water Distribution Networks Management Laboratory" website is the host of the lab's research and academic activities. All material hosted by the website and created by EUPALINOS and its researchers, is the property of the lab and should be used only at the permission of its Director.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy

The EUPALINOS Lab in Brief

EUPALINOS is a laboratory of construction engineering and of urban water distribution networks (UWDN) management, focused on scientific and industrial research pertaining to these thematic areas. The EUPALINOS Lab is affiliated with the University of Cyprus's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and with the NIREAS International Water Research Center (Nireas-IWRC), it is coordinated by Dr. Symeon Christodoulou and has been the host of several nationally and internationally funded research projects in construction engineering and management, building information models, water distribution networks, and transportation networks.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (+357) 2289 2270
  • Fax:
    (+357) 2289 5317
  • Email:
    [email protected]
  • Address:
    1, Panepistimiou Avenue
    P.O.Box 20537
    Nicosia 1087