Project Information

Detailed information about the IDEM project.

Motivation and Goal of the Project

According to studies, 1/6th of the entire energy (electrical power, district heating, etc.) produced in Germany is consumed by trade and commerce or public authorities in office buildings (e.g. company headquarters), public buildings (e.g. schools, sport halls) or administrative buildings (e.g. town halls). A common problem in such environments is that individual building users have no information and awareness how much energy they consume and no motivation to safe energy. Energy can be saved when individuals receive information about their personal energy consumption as well as advice on how they personally can contribute to saving energy. The effectiveness of this measure is best, when the advice is given close to the point in time the individual spends energy.

The overall goal of the IDEM research project is to create a prototype implementation of a so-called “customizable and tenant-aware system for energy control” for future buildings. This intelligent system

Besides giving advice to users, the IDEM system will also be able to control certain parts of the building autonomously in case it detects misconfigurations. These features will be deployed and presented in a living lab, serving as a show case for the technology.

Research Questions

The most demanding scientific questions of the IDEM project include

Project Facts

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "Fördermaßnahme: KMU-innovativ Energieeffizienz / Klimaschutz" under project number 01LY1217[A-C]. The project is supervised by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR).

Funded Partners

Associated Partners