Partner profile

Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)

Polytechnic University of Turin

POLITO is a leading technical university and has been offering courses in the fields of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design since 1859. Their TEBE (Technology Energy Building Environment) research team is funded by the Department of Energy (DENERG). They cover a whole range of building related topics, such as energy efficiency, heat transfer, thermo-fluidynamics, lighting and acoustics urban planning. As part of their energy modelling and energy policy work, they have developed processes and tools to assess cost effectiveness and energy rating for buildings. Below are a number of examples demonstrating their approach:

  • Monitor existing buildings and processes to develop an operational energy rating
  • Use existing models and standards (i.e. CEN) to calculate an average energy rating
  • Develop technical standards and legislation
  • Develop Methodologies for building indoor environment assessment
  • Simulate thermal building performance
  • Energy and environmental monitoring

Below are a number of examples demonstrating their experience in building energy performance.

  • FP7-2013-Smartcities: OPTIMising the energy USe in cities with smart decision support system - OPTIMUS (2013-2016),
  • CIP-IEE-2012: Energy Performance Indicator Tracking Schemes for the Continuous Optimisation of Refurbishment Processes in European Housing Stocks . EPISCOPE (2013-15)
  • FP7-2011-ICT-7: Semantic Technologies for Carbon Reduction in Urban Planning -SEMANCO (2011-14), aiming to design, implement and evaluate a semantic-based energy information framework and a suite of tools to support the decision making of the different stakeholders involved in energy related urban planning at the neighbourhood, municipal and regional level
  • CIP-IEE-2008: Typology Approach for Building Stock Energy Assessment - TABULA (2009-12), aiming to create a harmonised structure for European Building Typologies;
  • IEA-ECBCS Annex 53 “Total Energy Use in Buildings” of the International Energy Agency (2008-12), aiming to strengthening the robust prediction of energy usage in buildings, thus enabling the proper assessment of short- and long-term energy measures, policies, technologies.
  • EIE-05: Collecting DATA from energy certification to Monitor performance Indicators for New and Existing buildings - DATAMINE (2006-08), using Energy Performance (EP) Certificates as a data source for monitoring purposes,
  • Regional Project “Development and application of wireless technology for building energy and environmental audit” – DAWNING (2007-11)