Smart Cities / Smart Grids


HIT2GAP: Highly Innovative Building Control Tools Tackling the Energy Performance Gap

Measurement campaigns have shown major discrepancies in buildings energy performance between planned energy demand and real energy consumption, while nowadays most of the newly constructed offices buildings are equipped with BMS systems, integrating a more or less extended measurement layer providing large amounts of data. Their integration in the building management sector offers an improvement capability of 22 % as some studies demonstrate.

The HIT2GAP project will develop a new generation of building monitoring and control tools based on advanced data treatment techniques allowing new approaches to assess building energy performance data, getting a better understanding of building’s behaviour and hence a better performance. From a strong research layer on data, HIT2GAP will build on existing measurement and control tools that will be embedded into a new software platform for performance optimization. The solution will be:

  • Fully modular: able to integrate several types and generations of data treatment modules (different algorithms) and data display solutions, following a plug and play approach
  • Integrating data mining for knowledge discovery (DMKD) as a core technique for buildings’ behaviour assessment and understanding

The HIT2GAP solution will be applied as a novel intelligent layer offering new capability of the existing BMS systems and offering the management stakeholders opportunities for services with a novel added value. Applying the solutions to groups of buildings will also allow to test energy demand vs. local production management modules. This will be tested in various pilot sites across Europe. HIT2GAP work will be realized with a permanent concern about market exploitation of the solutions developed within the project, with specific partnerships about business integration of the tools in the activity of key energy services partners of the consortium.


Start: 1/9/2015


End: 31/8/2019


Funder: European Commission


Grant: € 271,787.50


IIiA Coordinator: Joaquim Meléndez




Fundació EURECAT

Fundación TEKNIKER

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forscung EV

Building Research Establishment LTD

Bouygues Energies & Services

Giroa Sociedad Anónima

Mostostal Warszawa SA

Kieback & Peter Gmbh & Co KG

R2M Solution SRL

Abo Data SRL

Applied Industrial Technologies LTD

CY.R.I.C Cyprus Research and Innovation Center LTD

Zutec Inc. (Ireland) Limited

Enerit Limited


Miasto Stoleczne Warszawa

Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

National University of Ireland, Galway

University of Strathclyde

Ege Universitesi