The aim of STEER project is to create a tool that will provide medical centres and any other large institution involved in their energy efficiency programmes (governmental institutions, utilities providers, lending establishments, independent auditors, managers and technical staff), with information on the medical centre’s ideal energy consumption in different scenarios and on the most appropriate energy reduction plan for the medium-long term.
To achieve these results STEER set up a long-lasting strategic partnership among three industries and five complementary universities and every beneficiary will contribute with its focused expertise:
Universidad de Granada, Spain [UGR] main contribution will be on energy efficiency planning and programmes and on CO2 emissions reductions for the Civil Engineering sector, and on the development of mathematical models based on Artificial Intelligence tools as well as their application to HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems for energy consumption reductions for the Artificial Intelligence side
Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany [BTR] main contribution to the project will be on efficiency of heating systems and heat pumps, thermal management in buildings, transient simulations and cogeneration;
Industrial System Institute, Greece [ISI] main contribution will be on topics concerning process modelling, semantic data modelling, integration and interoperability issues, ICT for energy efficiency, ICT solutions for demand side management support, and control of energy systems;
Politecnico di Milano, Italy [PMI] main contribution will be on: monitoring and control, optimisation and prediction, process control, control of energy systems, ICT technologies for energy efficiency;
Afeka, Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel [AFK] main contribution will include: break down overall energy consumption by parameters; study of the current system in regards to energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy saving measures, etc.; analysis of combined data to build mathematical models of energy consumption;
Prima Vera S.p.A. (now ZEPHYRO), Italy [PVE] main contribution will be: strong expertise in the as-is scenarios’ design, construction and implementation of energy efficiency programmes in medical centres; experience in parameters apparently affecting energy consumption and main measures to reduce it; testing procedures, especially according to International performance measurement and verification protocol  and similar ones;
Enertech Solution, Italy [ENR] main contribution will be in the systemic analysis of energy sources and energy consumptions and in testing of theoretical results;
CTAdventure, Poland [CTA] main contribution will be a practical approach on modelling, testing and analysis of related data, running of sensitivity analysis and related tests, and software creation;
We have introduced during the M2, two new industrial beneficiaries to allow the universities to reach import data on energy consumption and to study different kind of approach to energy model definition:
Meazon SA, Greece [MEA] main contribution will be on: ICT technologies for energy efficiency and for energy monitoring and in systematic analyses of energy consumption using micro-electronic systems and software for the smart, simple and effective management of appliances and facilities in a company or household remotely.
Afeka Yissumim ltd, Israel [AFY] main contribution will be in studying the current system in regards to energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy saving measures, in studying the systemic analysis of energy sources and energy consumptions and in testing of theoretical results.