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  • KUBIK: Experimental and digital infrastructure for energy efficiency in buildings

    KUBIK is an experimental research infrastructure for real scale testing and validation of materials, concepts, products and systems to improve energy efficiency of buildings without penalizing user confort. KUBIK has the experimental capabilities to reproduce the conditions of use, allowing validation of products and systems in conditions close to those of service. KUBIK has more than 800 sensors that records conditions inside and outside the building. The new digital twin of building will allow the predictive control of buildings through machine learning techniques.

      MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS

    • Digital twin of buildings
    • HVAC system
    • Onsite electricity generation system
    • Thermal multi-generation system

    SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET

    Building Energy Intelligent Management :multidomain, energy efficient operation

    Development of multidomain energy efficient operation strategies based on present needed comfort delivery and system operation optimization

    Building Energy Intelligent Management System: reduction of energy demand

    Development and validation of ICT-based approaches that lead to a rational use of energy for air conditioning, lighting and ventilation of living spaces; according to the intended use of the building and with comfort levels expected by users.

    Innovative energy efficient envelopes assessment : active envelopes

    Design and validation of active envelopes which integrate solar thermal or PV collectors

    Innovative energy efficient envelopes assessment :Comfort

    Design and validation of solutions and materials for user comfort (thermal, visual and acoustic) and good indoor air quality

    Innovative energy efficient envelopes assessment: products & materials

    Design and validation of solutions and constructive systems that reduce building energy demand, optimized : according to climatology and specific use (office, residential...) using innovative materials.

    Renewables sources

    Development and validation of high-performance power generation systems based on renewables for buildings

    Supply networks, energy purchase and sale

    Development and validation of intelligent management of multigeneration, including the relationship with conventional supply networks, energy purchase and sale.

    ENTITY MANAGING THE ASSET

    FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Contact person:
    Jose Antonio Chica