COORDICY is a strategic DK-US interdisciplinary research project for advancing ICT-driven research and innovation in energy efficiency of public and commercial buildings. The project thereby contribute to the Danish goals of achieving a 75% reduction in energy consumption in new buildings by 2020 and a 50% reduction in existing buildings by 2050, and the United States’ goal of doubling its energy productivity by 2030.  

COORDICY will facilitate ICT-driven research and innovation in advancing the energy-performance of newly built energy-efficient and existing conventional public and commercial buildings. This will be achieved by developing a holistic ICT-centered approach to coordinate the actual energy-performance of building systems operation to meet the original intent of building design and presumably advance it beyond, without compromising occupant comfort and efficiency.

COORDICY will do so by providing the theoretical and technological means for benchmarking, diagnosing, and controlling building operation, considering relevant factors such as occupant behavior, weather conditions, construction typologies, thermal properties, building systems and controls, and their complex interactions. Diagnostics of energy-performance gaps revealed during benchmarking will support decision-making for cost-efficient tradeoffs between energy-retrofits and advancing the intelligence of building control systems. The developed approach will enable public and commercial buildings to play a central role in a future sustainable energy system.

The COORDICY project links universities, technological service institutes, public bodies, municipalities and industrial partners in a joint international effort on research and innovation of ICTcentered building operation technology of commercial interest to a fast growing global market.


Project period:
March 1, 2015 – February 28, 2019

Budget: DKK 42.5 Million

Funding: Innovation Fund Denmark

Project Manager:
Professor WSR, Ph.D. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, Center for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Phone: +45 6550 3545

Research partners:
Center for Energy Informatics, SDU
University of California at Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)
NASA Ames Sustainability Base
Danish Technological Institute

Municipality of Aarhus
Municipality of Odense
Green Tech Center
Odense University Hospital
Danish Cleantech Hub
Danish Building & Property Agency
Develco Products
Vemco Group
Schneider Electric

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