2009 Sounds4EeB


ICT objective EeB.ICT.2010.10-2. Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP) proposal. Call: Energy-efficient Buildings (ICT part).

Sounds for Energy-efficient Buildings


Work programme topic addressed

ICT for energy-efficient buildings and spaces of public use – a) targeted outcomes.

Name of the coordinating person: Ferran Cabrer i Vilagut

e-mail: Ferran.Cabrer @ MUFICATA.net Mob: +34 6222-54458

List of participants:

Participant organisation name


Muficata s.l.


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Forderung der angewandten Forschung (IDMT)


Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gGmbH


Solintel s.l.


Austrian Institute of Technology


Proposal abstract:

S4EeB will add the parameter of “occupancy” in the monitoring and control systems of energy in buildings and surroundings to optimise the models and eliminate unnecessary consumptions of Lighting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, maintaining the user's comfort with the implementation of a network of low-cost microphones strategic distributed in the main areas of an Airport and the development of available acoustics technologies and well configured will listen sounds to identify human presence, type of occupancy and recognise activities and will provide service to support the operation of maintenance, demonstrating that the energetic save and benefits justify the financial investment, raising a new market of solutions for the construction sector and potential regulations of awareness and reduction of climate change.

Motto: Audio-Sensing in Lighting Infrastructures Networks for Energy efficiency Buildings

Imagine a lighting infrastructure where lamps provided light only when a vehicle or person appears in the car-park, and the indoors environmental conditioning always operates at the intensity appropriate for the context (occupancy, activities, weather conditions) in order to optimise energy efficiency, maximise usability, security and user comfort, and minimise the cost and maintenance of the systems.

Core-team of ACAIA, coordinated by Ferran Cabrer i Vilagut

ACAIA.org - MUFICATA s.l. Barcelona 2009-07-15