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MODERATE - Marketable Open Data Solutions for Optimized Building-Related Energy Services

48 months (2022 - 2026)
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UE-funded research - HE - Global Challenges - Climate, Energy and Mobility
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The ever-increasing use of building monitoring and control systems has created an opportunity for data-driven approaches in the entire construction sector. At the same time, interaction and interoperability among data platforms remain a challenging issue. MODERATE will formalize a set of procedures and techniques that enable building owners, policymakers, facility managers, utility companies, etc., to openly share their data, gain insights, and make decisions while complying with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Moreover, MODERATE will enable uniform access to heterogeneous data sources on buildings' performance, usually dispersed in several non-interoperable data silos. Although several projects have recently emerged to address the problem of defining a modular data architecture, they lack: - A protocol for data sharing and anonymization, complying with the rules defined by the GDPR while avoiding losing the statistical properties that make them valuable. - A solution enabling data owners to openly share their datasets while profiting both economically and in terms of knowledge on their data. - A fully open platform. Commonly, most of the results (data, algorithms, software, etc.) of a project are owned by partners within the consortium, making it very difficult to use them later without their permission. MODERATE will develop an open platform, embracing leading-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain/distributed ledger technologies, the internet of things (IoT), and many more. This platform will enable its users to analyze real-time building data from various building systems and provide insight into the many dimensions of a building's performance. The use of synthetic data generation techniques, not yet widely applied in the construction industry, is one of the elements that allow open data sharing, enabling more reliable services and generating business opportunities.

People involved



  • ACCADEMIA EUROPEA BOLZANO - EURAC Research - Coordinator


ERC sectors

PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 3. Assicurare la salute e il benessere per tutti e per tutte le età|Obiettivo 7. Assicurare a tutti l’accesso a sistemi di energia economici, affidabili, sostenibili e moderni|Obiettivo 16. Promuovere società pacifiche e inclusive per uno sviluppo sostenibile


Total cost: € 5,447,168.75
Total contribution: € 4,998,612.00
PoliTo total cost: € 77,187.50
PoliTo contribution: € 77,187.50

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