WP2

Work Package 2 and its associated deliverables have reached completion.  This work package, which was led by project partner EURECAT and dedicated to the development of the modules for the HIT2GAP platform, had four main objectives:

  • to develop simple solutions for connecting a software layer to existing Building Management Systems (BMS);
  • to explore new data fields in offices (e.g.from alternative multimedia sources) and approaches that can extract more information from the same data (e.g. using disaggregation techniques);
  • to explore specific ontology for understanding the behaviour of users; and
  • to define the detailed HIT2GAP software platform architecture.

The main outcome of this WP was a comprehensive architecture, detailing the different 'bricks' located at each fundamental level (i.e. at field level (ground level), data treatment level (analytics, behaviour models) and management level (added value to services).  The outputs from this work package will now serve as a foundation for Work Packages 3 and 4, both of which are now in progress.

Deliverable 2.1, which was completed by Abo Data in March 2017, is a synthesis report on the available and retained solutions for the connection of the HIT2GAP platform to an existing BMS. The main purpose of this deliverable was to describe the different existing solutions allowing the connection to BMSs and the collection of data gathered through these BMSs.  This includes the description of each process, stakeholders' responsibilities or actions and advantages/drawbacks of each solution.  Indeed HIT2GAP has to deal with the integration of heterogeneous systems and the collection of data from different sources including BMSs commonly encountered in tertiary buildings.  HIT2GAP supports multiple interfaces to connect and collect information from these heterogenous data sources.  In addition, we defined for each pilot site the best possible integration pattern and develop the appropriate connector.  Each connector is built with a reusable pattern giving us the ability to customise them for specific purposes.

Deliverable 2.2, produced in January 2017, is a public report, produced by the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour and IK4-Tekniker. This deliverable is a synthesis report on the benchmark conducted in the field of new data fields in offices. The work in D2.2 identified recent studies, devices and methods for capturing and assessing appropriate data, identifying key lessons that can be learnt from existing solutions and identifying what is feasible, applicable and usable in the frame of HIT2GAP. To this end, the following were undertaken:

  • analysis of existing sensor technologies and related algorithms;
  • analysis of existing smart devices;
  • analysis of existing recent alternative methods.

This report (i.e. D2.2) offers a general overview of various data sources (generated by multimedia sensors, smart equipment technologies, occupants, etc.), which could be integrated into the HIT2GAP repository in order to enrich the typology and content of information and consequently, to allow the development of new or complementary features in terms of diagnosis and analysis. D2.2 concluded that several existing solutions can cope with some of the requirements related to occupant behaviour and activity detection in buildings. HT2GAP has already adopted several sensors that are able to provide accurate and open sensing from buildings and occupants.  

Project partners also produced several other synthesis reports, however these are not yet in a form that is suitable for public consumption.  These are as follows:

  • deliverable D2.3 was provided by IK4Tekniker in December 2016 to provide a synthesis of the complementary technologies chosen to be deployed in the pilot sites,
  • deliverable D2.4 was prepared by NUIG on March 2017.  This is a synthesis report on the simulation models' integration within HIT2GAP platorm and calibration;
  • deliverable D2.5 was prepared by EGE University and Eurecat in April 2017.  This was a synthesis report on the approach followed for integration of usage patterns and occupants' behaviour (including occupancy key factors, specific ontology for users' behaviour understanding);
  • deliverable D2.6 was prepared by FISE in April 2017.  This deliverable was a synthesis of the developments conducted in the field of data display interfaces;
  • deliverable D2.7 was prepared by NBK in March 2017.  This deliverable gave specifications for the HIT2GAP software platform architecture.