Plutinsus joins Big Data Alliance

The Big Data Alliance (BDA) has been emerging from the Horizon2020 MATRYCS project as a structured collaborative space with the aim to bring together policy makers, research institutions, private companies and industry associations in order to increase the use of data to solve building lifecycle management challenges.

Plutinsus is joining this important alliance to contribute innovative concepts and resources as we have been developing a software for the data-driven operation, maintenance and optimization of buildings and energy systems. The challenges to implement the decarbonization can only be solved by a concerted effort of the various stakeholders. We welcome the efforts of the BDA to facilitate and oversee the creation of challenge-driven partnerships and consortia, and the joint development of solutions.

“Electrojoule Heating System Manager powered by Plutinsus” awarded “SmartGridready” label

Electrojoule specializes in advanced diagnostic methods of heating and cooling systems in buildings in order to make the operation and maintenance of such systems more efficient, effective and climate friendly. Plutinsus has been developing the software for interactive infrastructure diagnostics that is powering Electrojoule’s Heating System Manager. As part of this collaboration, Plutinsus has completed the beta tests to fulfill the requirements for the “SmartGridready” label. Electrojoule and Plutinsus are among the first companies to receive the official confirmation of self-declaration for systems with the “SmartGridready” label.

Wolfram Willuhn (Plutinsus – middle) with SmartGridready President Jürg Grossen (left) and Managing Director Stefan Minder (right)

The successful implementation of the energy transition requires Smart Grids. The association “SmartGridready” has been founded on 29th March 2019 and develops standards and a certification in order to support the connectivity of electrical devices with the distribution grid and energy resources.
This standardization helps to reduce the cost and effort to implement innovative solutions to control and monitor multi-vendor energy systems. Based on the work of SmartGridready, Plutinsus can enable novel business services such as Electrojoule’s heating system maintenance.

Plutinsus joins RHC – ETIP

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling / RHC-ETIP brings together industrial stakeholders, research organizations and academic stakeholders in order to propose policies at EU and national levels, to establish research and innovation agendas and to foster knowledge sharing that would bring research into practice.

Plutinsus is joining the RHC-ETIP with the goal to contribute its innovative software for the data-driven operation, maintenance and optimization of heating and cooling systems and networks and to help bring research and innovation results to deployment. It is important for the adoption of renewable heating and cooling technologies that all issues of their owners concerning the entire lifecycle can be addressed – from planning, to financing, to installation and commissioning, and to operation and maintenance.

Taking the Energy Data Working Group to the next level

The Energy Data Working Group has been organizing the very successful Energy Data Hackdays since 2019 and many insightful events related to increasing the use of energy data.

The hackdays have created many innovative projects that are worth continuing. Futhermore, the use of energy data will play a major role for the decarbonization of energy. So it’s time to make the Energy Data Working Group more impactful. Plutinsus is joining the newly formed working group core team that will take the Energy Data Working Group to the next level.

Plutinsus joins IBPDI

BuildingMinds, RICS, Microsoft and pom+ have come together to form the International Building Performance and Data Initiative (IBPDI) on February 27, 2020. The object is to create the “International Building Performance & Data Standard”, consisting of the “International Building Operations Standard” (IBOS) and the Common Data Model for Real Estate.

Plutinsus is joining this important initiative as a member of the Digital Building Twin cluster. The various IBPDI clusters cover the data that is related to the operation phase of a building. Such a comprehensive standard will drive innovation and reduce the cost to implement smarter buildings that are more energy-efficient and have a lower cost of maintenance.

Kick-off of the Energy Data Working Group

The Energy Data Working Group has been officially kicked off at the Forum in Berne on July 4, 2019. It’s goal is the exchange of ideas on how to increase the use of energy data among energy companies, politics, research group, private companies and interested individuals. The group will organize the annual Energy Data Hackdays as well as regular meetings with presentations about specific topics.

Plutinsus has been supporting the formation of the Energy Data Working Group and will continue to contribute to the various activities.