TU Delft develops 'brains' for buildings

News - 24 February 2021

A large consortium led by TU Delft is going to provide ‘brains’ to buildings. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 6.9 million euro to the Brains 4 Buildings project. The objective of the project is to contribute to the development of smart methods and algorithms that add operational intelligence to buildings, in order to make them as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. The consortium is led by Laure Itard (Faculty of Architecture and the Built environment). Within the consortium researcher Tamas Keviczky is involved. Keviczky is researcher at Delft Centre for Systems and Control and theme leader ‘Smart Monitoring, Management & Control’ within the TU Delft Urban Energy Insititute.

The B4B project is organized around six living labs, which consist of test sites in utility buildings that are used as a first validation step to prototype, test and evaluate products and services in a protected environment. Three of these labs are going to be built on TU Delft Campus.

Tamas Keviczky: ‘Within the consortium I’m involved in defining control strategies that maximizes the building energy flexibility and reduces energy demand without compromising the level of comfort. In close cooperation with industry partners these strategies will be tested and validated in living labs.’