HIT2GAP partners held an information evening at the Alice Perry building in Galway, Ireland, on 29 August 2019 to present outcomes from the project and to launch BEMServer, the world’s first open source energy management platform. The venue for the event was one of the showcase buildings where BEMServer has been installed and trialled.
This CPD event provided delegates with an opportunity to discuss the topic of Building Energy Management in detail using the results of the HIT2GAP project, an EU - H2020 project aimed at reducing the gap between expected energy consumption and the actual energy consumption at the operational phase. Unlike traditional Building Management Systems which tend to be closed and fully automated, the HIT2GAP project has explored a flexible open source platform into which a range of BMS tools could be plugged in to suit the users’ requirements.
The event, chaired by Marcus M. Keane, NUIG Lecturer and Director of IRUSE Alice Perry Engineering Building, included several speakers from industry, business and academia who presented case studies of the BEMServer platform and finished with a panel discussion. The evening’s speakers included Tom Messervey of R2M, Paul Cowling of Cylon, Brendan O’Riordan of Zutec, Daniel Costola of the University of Strathclyde, Luis M Blanes of the National University of Ireland, Marco Pietrobon of R2M and John Cunningham of Enerit.