Welcome to the homepage of the SEEDS project. The project devotes its attention to improving energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, which encompasses the most diverse, largest and most cost-effective mitigation opportunities in buildings. Such an energy consumption reduction will be achieved with the development of ICT tools for the management of energy use in buildings and open spaces.

SEEDS focuses on both the residential and commercial sectors. The commercial (or tertiary) sector includes a wide spectrum of building type and surrounding open spaces (shopping, education, offices, sanitary, leisure, sport, motorways, etc). According to the European Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (COM(2006)), the largest potential for cost-effective energy savings in end-use sectors for year 2020 lies in the residential (around 27%) and commercial (around 30%) sectors, while a reduction of 26% is estimated for the transport sector and 25% is estimated for the manufacturing industry. The SEEDS project will be of direct applicability on the residential and commercial sectors (saving energy potential around 30%). The results of the project will be validated in the commercial sector (offices building with its parking area in Spain) and part of a university campus in Norway (University of Stavanger). Nevertheless, SEEDS developments will also be of applicability into the residential sector.

SEEDS project establish collaboration between the ICT and buildings and construction and energy sectors:

  • Buildings: FERROVIAL, CEMOSA.
  • Energy: CIDAUT, CEMOSA, USALF, FASA.
  • ICT and electronic: Fraunhofer-EAS, SOFTCRITS, USALF, UiS, NSC.

SEEDS is a Research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (Call FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB), coordinated by Dr. Noemi Jimenez-Redondo, CEMOSA, Spain. It is a three year project which started in September 2011. The budget is higher 4 million euro.
SEEDS will be at the Int...
Four SEEDS' partners (CEMOSA, Fraunhofer, Softcrits and Cidaut) will contribute to this co...
SEEDS in the 3rd VoCamp ...
The 3rd VoCamp took place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2013, in Kaiserslautern, Germa...
3rd Workshop on Impact o...
SEEDS project was presented in the "3rd Workshop on Impact of the Energy-efficient Buildin...