D4.2 – Protocols, Rules and guidelines


HIT2GAP deliverable D4.2 sets out Protocols, rules, and guidelines for the integration of elementary modules by third-parties.  This report gives a step-by-step set of guidelines to enable Third-Parties (i.e. Data providers, Simulation developers, Visualization developers, and Analytics developers) to integrate new elementary modules within the HIT2GAP Core Platform.  The aim of this report is to provide a detailed description of the functionalities required to interact with the platform, mainly: (1) the registration; (2) the security management; (3) data discovery; (4) data extraction; and (5) data injection.  There are two types of modules in the HIT2GAP platform: (1) the Core Platform modules; and (2) the Third-Party modules. The Core Platform offers data pre-processing, data resampling, unit conversion, and aggregation facilities.  The Third-party modules cover a wide range of functionalities such as monitoring, anomaly detection, simulation, decision-support, and visualisation aimed at identifying energy performance deficits in the operation of buildings and at supporting different stakeholders in buildings in the implementation of corrective measures.  Besides those existing modules, new modules can be injected into the platform aiming at offering new services. To do so, new modules or services should be able to interact with the platform via several functionalities to achieve appropriate integration. This document describes the following services offered by the HIT2GAP solution to ease the integration of new modules.  This document also presents several illustrative examples, representing the typical workflows of the modules categories in four types: data providers, simulation, visualization, and analytic modules. .

Public Deliverable 1.8

Public deliverable 1.8, the project's Data Management Plan, has been prepared by Nobatek, the lead partner in the consortium, and reviewed by Apintech and by Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour.  This document is likely to evolve during the lifetime of the project, with periodic updates.  The report provides information about the data which the project will collect and generate, whether and how this dataset will be shared and how the data will be preserved.

Public Deliverable 2.1

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 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.

Public Deliverable 2.2

Public deliverable 2.2, produced in January 2017, is a public report, produced by Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (LIUPPA) with contributions from 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:

  1. analysis of existing sensor technologies and related algorithms;
  2. analysis of existing smart devices;
  3. analysis of existing recent alternative methods;

This report offers a general overview of various data sources (generated by multimedia sensors, smart equipment technologies; occupants, etc.), which could be inegrated 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.

Market Communication Strategy (D7.2)

HIT2GAP has developed a facility for fault detection and diagnosis using principal component analysis.  It works by comparing current data against a reference model which has been constructed from historical data.  The module behind this service, known as the 'FDD-PCA module', analyses the values and variances of the incoming data from a building's sensors, looking for any instances where the incoming data does not fit the model.  If an abnormal set of readings is identified, the contribution of each variable is analysed in order to determine which variables were connected with the faulty reading, enabling the nature of the abnormaility to be identified.  HIT2GAP's FDD-PCA module is currently being trialled in the Bouygues Challenger building, near Paris.  

More information about the FDD-PCA module.

Public Communication Materials (D7.3)

This document sets out the key aspects of HIT2GAP's public communications, which are:

  • To facilitate identification of commercial targets for the project.
  • To allow partners to communicate internally and externally through simple explanations of the research goals and findings, which can be understood by non-specialists.
  • To support partners in presentation of the findings and developments of the project at relevant conferences in both academic, industrial and public sector arenas.

Report synthesising the description of each developed module (D3.6)

The HIT2GAP project is developing a suite of modules which will utilise 'big data' from buildings which are gathered, cleaned and stored by the core platform.  These modules are briefly described in D3.6. Each module will generate specific information about the building. Although they can be used as stand-alone units, most of the modules become even more powerful when they are combined, because each module can use the output data generated by the other modules.

Dissemination and Awareness Activities (D7.4)

This deliverable presents the dissemination and awareness activities conducted by the HIT2GAP project partners according to the marketing strategies planned in Work Package 7 and defined in Deliverable 7.2 – “Marketing Communication Strategy”. The report describes in detail these activities. 

Synthesis of the HIT2GAP methodology (D1.9)

This document presents a synthesis of the HIT2GAP methodology developed during the first year of the project by all project partners within WP1. The work carried out has set the technical specifications for the HIT2GAP platform in general and for all its modules which include:

  • user behaviour
  • data visualisation
  • fault detection and diagnosis
  • building performance assessment.

Linking HIT2GAP and adding value to the main energy modelling approaches (D1.1)

The purpose of the deliverable D1.1 is threefold:

  • To provide a concise, birds-eye view of the HIT2GAP platform functionality.
  • To elaborate on specific value adding aspects of HIT2GAP, such as the various energy modeling tools used, the issue of behaviour and its relevance to energy management, the issue of IPMVP, etc.
  • To highlight how HIT2GAP addresses the “gap” and contributes to closing it.