Universities’ campuses can be viewed as small cities due to their size, users and mixed complex activities. The energy and environmental impact caused by universities via activities and operations in teaching and research, as well as provision of support services could be considerably reduced by an effective choice of organizational and managerial measures.
The aim of the CAMP-IT project is to develop, test and validate an integrated and holistic indoor - outdoor Web based Energy management System for Campuses. This major objective is pursued within CAMP-IT via a number of multifaceted actions and S&T Objectives:
(a) Advance the state of the art in modeling of buildings and outdoor spaces by
creating a modeling procedure and a holistic methodology.
(b) Advance the state of the art in expert systems and control algorithms for energy load prediction and shaping in small communities by developing an efficient, robust and rapidly-adapting real-time expert system capable of providing optimal – or nearlyoptimal – demand balance, while maintaining users’ safety and health and, most importantly, complying with end-users comfort-related commands and requests.
(c) Advance the state-of-the-art in user-interaction, sensoring and interfacing by either employing wireless technologies or using the existing IP infrastructure and connectivity of Campuses to ensure interoperability, expandability, flexibility and easiness of installation.
(d) Integrate the above-mentioned systems and designs in order to come up with a fullyfunctional
system capable of providing efficient, robust, safe and user-acceptable conditions on Campus
(e) Application and validation of the developed system in TUC Campus during their ordinary
(f) Evaluation of the impact of the CAMP-IT system with emphasis on its effect in significantly contributing towards the easy and cost/energy-efficient deployment and operation of an Advanced Campus Web Based Energy Management, as well as the user-friendliness and user-acceptance of the CAMP-IT concept. In CAMP-IT we have chosen to move rapidly towards commercially viable prototyping and proof-of-concept systems by deploying and testing the system in real time conditions.
The CAMP-IT system will create the basis for a future smart grid community.
Visit the CAMP-IT website: www.campit.gr