ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency Services in Buildings: ‘Guide for Replication’

Authors and Reference

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The ‘Guide for Replication‘ presents how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be utilised to improve energy efficiency (EE) in non-residential and residential buildings.

Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene summarises how the reader can follow the Guide in “Phases” or from the viewpoint of individual “Stakeholders”. Short pages are provided for specific “Problems”. A brief summary of all services, phases and stakeholders is provided.


Phases” provide process and technical details. Checklists and the roles of stakeholder interaction are introduced to ensure that all steps are successfully implemented. Already ongoing projects can pick the Guide at the current stage.


Stakeholders” chapters reduce complexity of each step for the given view. A wider range of lessons learnt is provided. If the reader is the stakeholder, “your” chapter can be considered to be the Essential Guide. Other chapters can be used as an introduction for your partners and might provide you with the insight why misunderstandings arise due to different incentives, technical understanding etc.


Problems” chapters limit the description to an imminent and clearly defined issue. As the context is clear, references to specific pilot solutions can be provided to cover various angles to this issue whilst being able to keep it short. In principle, the section is open to any stakeholder.

Technical Documentation

The Technical Documentation provides you with full detail and on the reference architecture consistent and traceable with IDs for any kind of building (requirements, UML , BPMN, WSDL) .


The References chapter collects summaries from projects and pilots contributing to the Guide as well as contact details for follow up. For each pilot all resources covered and availability of portal and video is listed.

Authors and Reference

Please cite as: Vogt, G. et al, ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency Services in Buildings: ‘Guide for Replication’, http://guide.smartspaces.eu.

Authors contributing (in alphabetical order): Strahil Birov, Eriona Dashja, Karsten Gareis, Werner B.Korte, Klaus Piesche, Georg Vogt, Mira Zöller.

For license and and contact see: Contact / Imprint.

Acknowledgment: This work has been widely funded by the European Commission as part of the ICT-PSP programme. Insight and lessons are based on the input coming from projects, pilots and partners without whom this work would not have been possible.

Special thanks goes to the following organisations (in alphabetical order): ATC Turin (Italy), BELIT (Serbia), Bristol City Council (UK), CIMNE (Spain), De Montfort University (UK), IWU (Germany), Linz AG (Austria), Murcia City Council (Spain) and RPP (France).


The documentation is written in Sphinx for Python. Sphinx theme is based on themes from Read the Docs and Juliadoc.

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A complete list can be found under Contact / Imprint.