Electricity Saving Services
Non-residential Buildings



The pilot is comprised of three buildings. A Local Police Offices with three-floor building, 140 employees (on shift work); 2,400 visitors estimated per month; the ICT infrastructure is composed by a MAN (provided by BT), a LAN (Foundry technology for the core and HP for the access) and VoIP network (Siemens technology); Museum of Risorgimento, a four-floor building, 50 employees and 66,000 visitors estimated per month; Nursery School: two-floor building, 60 permanent users and 130 visitors estimated per month.

All sites selected by ‘Comune di Milano’ have been provided by sensors and meters in order to send information to the aggregators. The linkage between data of consumption and internal and external events is possible thanks to BT Energy Management platform, that allows the EMS system to monitor the energy consumption data real-time and in every building selected as a pilot. Features are predictive analysis, reports about energy consuming, dashboard for displaying and IP-based control of the energy use using CISCO IoT technology.




For more details visit the eeMeasure tool and the SMARTSPACES deliverable D7.2 also covering qualitative surveys.


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By using the sheet “User Display”, there is the possibility to display, set, and modify the graphs in the dashboard view, in order to screen the graphs most relevant for the customer’s aim.


Greeny delivers views, creates and administers dashboards and analysis, accessed through web interfaces: Administration Panel. The web-based administration provides a complete view of system activity as well as system metrics and thresholds so that organizations can resolve potential issues before being a business impact.

Greeny Platform is built on a web-based service-oriented-architecture (SOA) that is designed for scalability, availability, and openness. This kind of platform provides optimized access to all data sources, including relational data sources and online analytical processing (OLAP). The Greeny Architecture provides the full integration between the Greeny Platform and external system such as Business Intelligence and in general for any kind of interaction and integration.


The design and communication is orientated on a two layer structure: the field layer, local, containing metering systems, and the application layer, centrally located. The field layer contains power meters, heating probes and data concentrators (smart servers). In the Police Office, two systems are in parallel: the first focusing on the building’s infrastructure such as lightning and heating (BT); and the second on the ICT domain targeting all appliances such PCs, desktop switches and IP phones offering more than only energy management services (leveraging CISCO EnergyWise technology).


Cisco® EnergyWise is an energy management architecture that allows IT operations and facilities to measure and fine-tune power usage to realize significant cost savings. Cisco EnergyWise focuses on reducing power utilization on all devices connected to a Cisco network ranging from Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices, such as IP phones and wireless access points, to IP-enabled building and lighting controllers. It uses an intelligent network-based approach, allowing IT and building facilities operations to understand, optimize, and control power across an entire corporate infrastructure, potentially affecting any powered device.

At a central level, both solutions send information to the centralised monitoring platform, provided by BT (developed by Eudata), that integrates IT, physical infrastructure, and facilities energy management into a full service management platform.

Value propositions

The pilot was opportunity to test the combination of numerous technologies in a regular pilot. Two major IT suppliers, BT and CISCO, were cooperating to make the solution work across various levels of administration and professional building management. The CISCO EnergyWise energy management architecture optimises power utilisation on all devices connected to a Cisco network ranging from Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices, such as IP phones and wireless access points, to IP-enabled building and lighting controllers. A centralised platform (BT) collects data from various meters and sensors and makes them available for the individual systems to optimise, for instance, heating and lighting patterns and defines thresholds for alarms. The information is also used to provide individualised data streams for screens in public spaces for visitors as well as staff.



The SMARTSPACES project has a positive socio-economic return paying off immediately. All cost and benefits are covered by the Council. The scenario modelled can be assumed the Worst-case as no cost were recorded for the Do-Nothing scenario and very low increaser of electricity cost was assumed. The buildings modelled are neither large consumers nor otherwise exceptional and therefore represent a wide share of the municipality buildings. Deploying SMARTSPACES to larger consumers first would pay off quicker and create profits which can be used in other buildings.


EnergyWise has been adopted for the global event EXPO2015 and will be used by Milan Municipality after the event. The monitoring system developed in SMARTSPACES will be used for the project EU-GUGLE co-financed by FP7

Further replication by the Municipality (Milan and others) is hindered by the budget lockdown due to austerity measures. The ICT based energy decision support (EDSS) was shared with Lombardy Region and will be replicated where existing hardware will allow the application.

CISCO is deploying EnergyWise as a new product in their portfolio. This will include marketing the solution as a new way to utilise IoT as a way to increase energy efficiency. Such a solution is a paradigm shift for CISCO as it goes beyond the backend towards the device directly touched by the end customer.

BT is deploying Greenergy as a new product in their portfolio. This will include marketing as a way to utilise existing hardware in a modern IoT architecture. Such a solution is a paradigm shift for BT as it does not only cover the communication between grid and customer but also data within a local network on the customer’s site.