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A monitoring framework for performance assessment during operation

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Design of a monitoring framework for performance assessment during operation (D7.1) | ZERO-PLUS project


The monitoring and evaluation of the four settlements’ (Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK) performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. To this end a monitoring and performance analysis platform is created.


The aim of the present report is to analyse the characteristics and architecture of the Web-GIS Platform that supports the following activities:  


  • Assessment of the performance of the involved systems and technologies and also the global energy and environmental performance of the ZERO PLUS settlements.
  • In depth analysis of the results of the monitoring and generation of proper technical information for future feasibility analyses and design.
  • Development of the ZERO PLUS monitoring platform based upon the monitoring protocols for the energy production technologies and subsystems developed for building and for settlement level.

In order to support the next generation of multi-process big data and service oriented computing, a Web-GIS platform is being developed for the gathering and sharing of the collected data from all the case studies so that the information flows are easily managed and interpreted, by means of spatial thematic maps related to specific levels of information within the case studies. Smart interoperable sensor networks installed in the four case studies’ buildings, districts and energy subsystems will formulate the physical layer of the monitoring platform. The Web- Geographic Information System (GIS) platform is designed in the following levels for each case study:


Level 1: Indoor Environmental Quality of Buildings’ Users. 

Level 2: Energy demand profiles for buildings and district (public lighting). 

Level 3: Energy production technologies monitoring level.

Level 4: The Case Studies Integrated Resources Management Level and Dashboard. 


To download the report please click here.


The ZERO-PLUS project: “Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology”, funded under the EC H2020 program, aims at the development and implementation of a comprehensive, cost-effective system for Net Zero Energy (NZE) settlements. The system is composed of innovative solutions for the building envelope, for building energy generation and management, and for energy management at the settlement level. The developed solutions will be implemented in four different demonstration projects throughout the EU, with varying climates and building types. The results of their implementation will be monitored and analysed. More information can be found at: