BBS researchers present work towards reducing energy consumption by using ICT

Brunel Business School researchers set off to Karlsruhe, Germany in March 2014 to attend the second of six planned Consortium meetings of the DAREED project. DAREED is a multi-million pound EU funded project that aims to develop an innovative ICT service platform to foster energy efficiency and low carbon activities at neighbourhood, city and district level.


The consortium meeting took place on the 11th and 12th of March 2014 and was hosted by The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) situated in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. The meeting brought together 22 participants representing the 12 organisations of the DAREED Consortium spread across 4 European countries – UK, Germany, Spain and Italy.

BBS researchers who are responsible for leading two work packages:

  • (1) System Design and Knowledge modelling and
  • (2) Promotion, project dissemination and commercial exploitation of the project,

presented their progress at the meeting which was well received by the consortium.

DAREED project  was initiated on 1st of September 2013, and is supported by 2.9 million euros from the European Commission under the Seventh EU Framework Programme (FP7). DAREED‘s goal is to reduce energy consumption in buildings by using ICT, anticipating savings of between 7% and 10%.

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