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GreenerBuildings workshop on energy-saving services and enhanced comfort using occupant activity and behaviour

Date: 23th April 2013
Venue: TU Eindhoven>
PDF version: Call for participation

We kindly invite you to participate in a workshop on the 23rd of April at TU Eindhoven to explore new applications of GreenerBuildings technology that can add value to your organization and research.

GreenerBuildings is a European project consisting of universities and industrial partners that has developed a holistic, activity-aware framework for saving energy and enhancing occupant comfort in commercial buildings. The framework utilises already installed and novel sensors to recognise occupant activities, behaviour, and context in office environments affecting energy consumption and comfort. Building-wide distributed context information is processed and used to support system control in existing BMS and to manage office appliances. You can find out more about us via

During the morning session of the workshop, we will examine the trends in intelligent buildings and will evaluate the different types of technologies and services that GreenerBuildings can offer from various perspectives (building owner, facility manager, BMS provider, etc). This will be done via presentations of experts in the field and via facilitated break-out sessions together with workshop participants.

We would kindly ask you to select one or two of these break-out topics below and let us know in your email response, so that we can already tailor them to your interests (if you will not attend, we would still greatly appreciate it if you let us know your interest in these topics). Further, if there is a topic that is not listed that you are particularly interested in, please let us know!

1. Energy-saving services:
Here, we will discuss how activity awareness of the GreenerBuildings system can provide new possibilities for energy saving.

2. Comfort-enhancement services and personal control:
Here, we will discuss how thermal dynamic modelling, personal control and task-sensitive building adaptation could enhance the perceived comfort of  building occupants without incurring additional energy expenditure.

3. Adaptive building control strategies:
We will discuss how the end-user-programming environment of GreenerBuildings can be used to tailor building control strategies to meet the needs of the Building Owner and how the self-learning features can be used to propose new strategies.

4. Merging ICT services with building services:
We will discuss the new opportunities in comfort and energy saving when ICT enterprise services are combined with building control services offered by GreenerBuildings.

During the afternoon a special informative session will be held, which will consist of presentations by experts on BIM and current standardization initiatives in this field. Finally a guided tour through the current GreenerBuildings office Living-lab will held.

Your feedback is extremely important to us to tailor our solution to your future needs. If you know of others who might also be interested, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.

Detailed time plan

09:00 Introduction and Welcome – Oliver Amft, TU/e
09:10 Presentation on Energy Management/Savings Service – Jiri Rojicek, Honeywell
09:25 The Future of Intelligent Buildings – Grant Nelson, IBM
09:35 Key Technologies and Services – Oliver Amft, TU/e
09:45 Architecture of GreenerBuildings – Alexander Lazovik, RuG
10:00 Coffee break
10:15 Parallel sessions
11:00 Summary of sessions and final discussion
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Presentation on BIM and Building Management Systems activities – Yacine Rezgui, Cardiff University
14:00 Round table:

  • BIM standardization activities – Jakob Beetz, TU/e
  • Fiemser project: BIM development, BIM integration in BMS and addressing standardization – Burno Fies, CSTB
  • Odysseus project: BIM development, BIM integration in BMS and addressing standardization – Veronique Couenberg, PRIVA
  • Final discussion

16:30 End


Location: TU/e campus, Auditorium building, Lecture room 9; please see Venue and location details below.


Oliver Amft, TU/e, NL
Paul Shrubsole, Philips Research, NL
Ulf Großekathöfer, TU/e, NL

Venue and location details

The campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is situated in the heart of Eindhoven, ten minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station. TU/e can be easily reached by plain (via Eindhoven Airport or Schipol Airport), train, or car. For more travelling details and further advises how to come to TU/e, please see: The workshop location is on the TU/e campus, Auditorium building, Lecture room 9

A detailed campus map can be found here:

Registration and contact

For registration, please use our contact form at and select the session you are interested in. Alternatively, contact Ulf Großekathöfer by mail: [email protected]. Please register until 8th April.

Please email all further inquiries concerning the GreenerBuildings workshop to Diana Heijnerman-Douma , phone: +31 40 247 3288, or Ulf Großekathöfer>>