Last May, the BuildON project was launched. It focuses on smart buildings, in particular on the transition to decarbonisation and digitalisation of energy management systems. Its goal is to “build the next generation of smart buildings”. With a 20-strong consortium, the project will last three and a half years and is funded by the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme.

Smart buildings aim to improve energy performance for the benefit of building occupants, facility owners and managers, by reducing energy demand and adapting innovative technologies to a ready-to-use state. This is achieved by digitalising buildings through IT and technology dataintegration systems, making them feasible and easily accessible to the occupants.

As part of BuildON, the technology systems will be implemented in four different types of buildings located in five geographical areas with different climate conditions: two residential buildings in Valladolid (ES) and Helsinki (FI), a kindergarten in Gdynia (PL), an office building in Moret-Loing-etOrvanne (FR) and two commercial buildings (car dealerships) in Athens and Thessaloniki (GR). This will allow the project to collect of information from diverse areas with multiple climatic conditions.