PRELUDE T9.5 – Educational Event Series

The PRELUDE project – Prescient building Operation utilising Real-Time data for Energy Dynamic Optimization – aims at supporting advanced innovative, smart and low-cost solutions for intelligent buildings and proactive optimisation services. Among the others, the project pursues the minimisation of energy uses, the maximisation of self-consumption and renewable sources balance, and the improvement of comfort conditions supporting the maximisation of free-running building potentials.

A significant educational and citizen-science action is conducted among project works, including organising workshops, conferences, and lectures defining the PRELUDE T9.5 – Educational Event Series.

The PRELUDE T9.5 – Educational Event Series will continue till the end of the PRELUDE project. The next events are expected from March to June 2023, focussing on free-running buildings, low-energy building design, retrofitting and operational issues, bioclimatic design and space comfort, and climate change in the built environment.

31st of March 2023 – NEXT EVENT

A second conference meeting is under organisation for the 31st of March. The event will be held in dual mode, online or at the Politecnico di Torino – Castello del Valentino, Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli 39 – Turin (Italy).

This event will be followed by 2 focussed lecturing considering climate changes and free-running buildings. Events will include academic and industrial-recognised experts from the PRELUDE consortium and external institutions. They would be followed both remotely via a virtual classroom link and in the presence at POLITO. They are addressed to professionals, researchers, university students of different fields connected to the built environment, and interested people aiming at looking at and discussing smart buildings, building optimisation, free-running technologies, climatic design, and low-energy buildings.

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13th of January 2023 – FIRST EVENT

The first event of this series was a conference/lecture on smart building issues, discussing “Proactive, forecasting, and optimisation approaches for intelligent buildings”. Held on the 13th of January 2023, the event has been followed in a hybrid mode, both physically at POLITO and remotely online. This conference included six technical presentations focussing on PRELUDE topics and an introduction to the educational event series led by Giacomo Chiesa by POLITO. In particular, Michal Pomianowski by AAU has shortly introduced the PRELUDE projects, Kais Dai by TREELOGIC has discussed scaling-up technological approaches considering multiple model aggregations supporting a machine learning vision, Nikos Sofias by CORE IC has introduced the use of machine learning algorithms for weather and energy forecasting in the building sector, Christian Heschl by FB has described data-driven predictive control strategies adopted in the Living Lab Energetikum including their energy saving potentials, Giacomo Chiesa and Paolo Grasso (POLITO) have described some free-running application of the PREDYCE tool to support shading and ventilation scheduling optimisation including white-box model forecasting, Mattia Repossi and Lorenzo Farina (STAM) have discussed the EnPower platform and the application of smart building management technologies. An intense debate followed the presentations discussing the replicability of the illustrated approaches, current limitations and future paths in the intelligent building proactive sector.

The project received funds from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°958345.