Research projects

Ongoing projects

ZEM Ports NS
This project will facilitate the use of zero emission fuels (electric and hydrogen) in the North Sea region ports and maritime sector by addressing the integration of zero emission fuels into the port refueling infrastructure and local energy systems as well as port and on-ship energy storage.

Flexible Energy Denmark (FED)
This project targets the development of intelligent adaptable energy storage solutions for maximizing output from existing green energy production solutions and minimize investment needs in the utility sector at DSO level and investment needs in new energy production facilities. Furthermore, the project aims at optimization at TSO level and at aims at creating a basis for supporting BRP markets.

Greenhouse Industry 4.0
This project aims to secure a position for the Danish horticultural greenhouse Industry as the world leader in energy efficient and environmentally sustainable production. The project will achieve the aim by adopting the application of the Industry 4.0 Digital Twin concept to the Danish horticulture greenhouse industry.

This project is driven by industry and customer needs. It responds to the increasing demands for energy efficiency, comfort, and safety in the buildings sector. The project brings together academic researchers, industrial companies and public partners, to develop and demonstrate an innovative first-its-kind software for automated BMS auditing and continuous building commissioning.

Industry 4.0 lab facilities for Experimenting with Robot-Building Integration
The overall objective of this effort is to enable the SDU I4.0 lab as an experimental facility to study robots in terms of the building context and how to integrate them in a successful manner.

Robotter i Energi-Effektive Bygninger
The goal of the project is to develop data-driven methods for analyzing industry and service robots electricity consumption. The methods provide the ability to benchmark the consumption and analyse how the consumption effects the total consumption of the building housing the robots. The project will consider both stationary and mobile robots and how the data can be used by tools for helping to improve the energy-performance of buildings.

Dynamic Office Environments on the Users Terms
Projektet undersøger og demonstrerer hvordan kontormiljøer bedre kan udnyttes effektivt og derved reducere energiforbruget på en måde som samtidig øger brugertilfredshed og skaber en bedre oplevelse af indeklimaet. Ved hjælp af machine learning, bevægelsessensorer og indeklimamålinger visualiseres og anbefales rette indeklima og arbejdsstationer for brugeren.

Data-based Energy Management on Device Level
Currently, most electricity metering is at the main meter level. The challenge is that measurement at a high-level is hard to relate to the actual energy challenges and react on them. Therefore, the goal of the project is to achieve a data foundation at the device-level that enables practical control of the technical installations i municipality buildings.

Coordination and participation in IEA EBC Annex 79
Formålet med projektet er at muliggøre dansk koordinering og deltagelse i et projekt under Det Internationale Energiagentur (IEA), nemlig Annex 79: "Beboeradfærds fokuserende bygningsdesign og drift", som er et projekt under IEA's program for "Energy in Buildings and Communities" (EBC).

The NeGeV project objective is to develop the next generation of HVAC, offering a technological quantum leap in HVAC solutions.

Big Data and eco-innovative resource use in the NSR Greenhouse industry - greening the growth in horticultural production. 

ODEx - Open Data on Human Behavior
The purpose of ODEx is to map human behavior and use it for optimizing the built environment such as buildings, squares, paths, and parks.

The purpose of the project IoTStyring is through Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalisation technologies to develop and test an innovative concept for energy efficient control of floor heating, ventilation, and lighting all in one.

Concluded projects


IT-solutions for public buildings with multiple use involving users (Living Lab)
The goal of the project is to develop IT-solutions for improving energy efficiency in public buildings used for multiple purposes involving the users of the buildings. Buildings account for approximately 40% of Denmark’s energy consumption so making buildings more energy efficient are of vital importance in reducing the overall energy consumption.

Power Monitor
The purpose of the project is to test, modify, demonstrate, and document an alarm that monitors technical installations and electricity consuming machines and devises with the purpose of reducing the energy consumtion and optimize the performance.

A Living Lab for Energy Efficient Public Buildings based on ICT solutions
The project goal is to establish a living lab for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings based on ICT solutions that account for the behaviour of occupants. Buildings account for a high energy consumption as buildings are responsible for around 40 % of the energy consumption in Denmark it is important to improve the energy efficiency of buildings to minimize the total energy consumption.


Smart Grid Ready Energy Cost Efficient Lighting System for Green House Horticulture

This project will enable commercial greenhouses to become prosumers by developing the Next generation of energy cost  efficient supplemental lighting systems, that utilize the physiological flexibility of crops to provide balancing services in the Danish Smart Grid anno 2020.


Optimization of heat distribution in autoclaves
KEA Phønix and Center for Energy Information in collaboration on optimization of heat distribution in autoclaves.


Green Growing
This project has to aims. The one aim is to spread out the knowledge already available about saving energy in the greenhouse growing industry. The second aim is to create new knowledge, that can reduce energy costs in commercial greenhouses. 


Micro Grid Living Lab
The Micro Grid Living Lab is s platform that provides the opportunity for businesses:
• To develop and test new products in cooperation with researchers 
• To test their product i a grid consisting of other products and end-users

Intelligent control of lighting based on daylight, weather forecasts and energy prices
Energy research in artificial lighting has shown, that if the artificial light sources are dynamically controlled, significant energy savings can be achieved. In office lighting significant energy savings has been achieved by combining an energy efficient lighting system with daylight and contrast control. In some cases up to 75% compared to the existing installation.

IEA - Annex67
The aim of ANNEX67 is to increase knowledge on and demonstrate the Energy Flexibility buildings can provide for the energy grids and to identify critical aspects and possible solutions to manage this Energy Flexibility.

 Towards the Thermal Grid
Center for Energy Informatics is part of the project: ”Towards the Thermal Grid” together with GeoDrilling, EWII Energi A/S, Transition, NorthQ, Kamstrup, IC Meter and the Municipality of Middelfart. 

FlexReStore: Flexible Retail Stores
The focus of the FlexReStoreproject is to seek the potential and design solutions for implementing Smart Grid technology in the retail sector.

COORDICY: ICT-driven Coordination for Reaching 2020 Energy Efficiency Goals in Public and Commercial Buildings
COORDICY is a strategic DK-US interdisciplinary research project for advancing ICT-driven research and innovation in energy efficiency of public and commercial buildings.

Demand-Response Capacity Management in Commercial Buildings
The project’s objective is to demonstrate how smart grid technology will enable operators of commercial buildings to provide flexibility services to existing flexibility markets and to DSOs as a set of DSO specific demand-response services defined in the iPower project.

Danish participation in IEA EBC Annex 66

The target of Annex 66 is to set up a standard occupant behavior definition platform, establish a quantitative simulation methodology to model occupant behavior in buildings, and understand the influence of occupant behavior on building energy use and the indoor environment.


Energy efficient heat pumps will play a crucial role in the future sustainable energy system. The overall goal of the present project is to develop the Scientific and technological Foundation for high efficient heat pumps using magnetocaloric technology.

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