Launch of the BIGG project

At domX, we are really proud of participating with 11 expert partners in the European H2020 project BIGG that launched in December 2020. BIGG aims at demonstrating the application of Big Data technologies and data analysis techniques to the life cycle of more than 4.000 buildings in Spain and Greece.

EU countries have drawn up strategies reflected in their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans that include provision of an overview of the country’s national building stock, identification of key policies that the country intends to use to stimulate renovations and provision of an estimate of the expected energy savings that will result from renovations.

Despite the increase in the use of energy and the evident environmental benefits of having more share of renewable energy sources (RES) in buildings, the adoption of both energy efficiency measures and RES is highly influenced by its cost and the impact on occupants’ comfort. The real implementation of actions to reduce energy consumption in buildings is confronted with the complexity of managing their internal energy systems, the overall target of cost savings and the respect of the levels of comfort expected by the buildings occupants.

The BIGG project will apply the techniques under development for the complete lifecycle of buildings in 6 large-scale pilot test-beds, achieved by:
1. The Open Source BIGG Data Reference Architecture 4 Buildings for collection, processing and exchanging data from different sources (smart meters, sensors, BMS, existing data sets);
2. An interoperable buildings data specification (BIGG Standard Data Model 4 Buildings) based on the combination of elements from existing frameworks and EC directives, such as SAREF, INSPIRE, BIM, EPCHub that will be enhanced to reach full interoperability of building data;
3. An extensible, open, cloud-based BIGG Data Analytics Toolbox of service modules for batch and real-time analytics that supports a wide range of services, new business models and support reliable and effective policy-making.

These solutions will be deployed and tested through pilot and country level validation of at least two business scenarios in Spain and Greece.

For more details, feel free to check the new project website at: https://www.bigg-project.eu