Buildings have the largest share in energy demand in Switzerland: They account for roughly 40% of the overall energy demand and 32% of the national electricity demand. Therefore the goals of the “Energy Strategy 2050” and the Swiss climate strategy can only be met when buildings become much more energy efficient and the remaining demand can be met primarily by renewable energies.
The vision of the SCCER Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts (FEEB&D) is to enable the reduction of the overall energy demand of the Swiss building stock by a factor of five during the next cycle of renewal of buildings by renovation or replacement without compromising on functionality, comfort or cost. The realization of this vision depends on new solutions at various levels.
Within the work package “Building Energy Management” the iHomeLab is researching perception based building control methods. By recognizing and predicting the user behavior, the energy consumption can be optimized while maintaining user comfort.