The EnRiMa DSS - Overview

EnRiMa’s principle objective was to develop a “decision support system” or as is is known in acronym form DSS for owners and facilities managers responsible for the operational management of public buildings.

As such this DSS enabled the integration of risk management, energy demand management, cost minimisation, emission reduction and efficiency requirements. Working within pre-determined tolerances for risk and human comfort, the DSS enabled building managers and loss assessors to cost effectively improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.

The DSS enabled the longer term planning associated with increasing building energy efficiency with particular reference to the expansion of energy sub-systems and retrofit installations in order to comply with emerging EU standards for CO2 emission reduction. The scope of EnRiMa project utilised the following enabling technologies:

- Solar thermal
- Highly insulated building shells and windows
- Photovoltaic
- CHP: Combined heat & power including fuel cells
- Thermal & electric storage

In addition, the EnRiMa “decision support system” enabled preventative operations of buildings based on weather forecasting in order to save energy.

Project Results

The savings derived from the application of the EuRiMa DSS were measured and verified by independent auditors.

At the Campus Pinkafield facility, the implementation of the EnRiMa DSS yielded average energy savings of 8% compared with control “normal operations” days during which there was no impact of the operational DSS on the building operation.

In addition, Campus Pinkafield were also able to achieve savings up to 16% on certain days where zero additional technology was applied to achieve the increased savings.

The Spanish project partner, Applus Norcontrol. SLU confirmed the identification of CO2 reduction potential of up to 17%.

The status if this project is complete.

ISO Standards

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization provide a wide range of standards covering the environment, data security and quality management.

The most recognisable standard is ISO 9001 for quality management systems which are implemented into organizations by specialist ISO 9001 consulting services. ISO 9001 is deployed in around 160 countries around the world and is the pre-eminent standard for quality management systems.

Its energy management counterpart is entitled ISO 50001 which outlines strategies for how businesses should plan out their energy use. It does this by helping organizations try to identify possible problem areas within their systems or facilities to spot wasteful or perhaps not an optimized use of energy. And it also helps businesses come up with different strategies to maximize the efficiency of the energy consumption within their systems. There are also numerous other benefits that a business will be able to gain through the implementation of the standards of this energy management system. These are some advantages that ISO 50001 offers businesses.

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EnRiMa Project Coordinator


EU contribution - EUR 612 552

DSV - Stockholm University
Forum 100 100
SE-164 40 Kista

Administrative contact: - Irma Muñoz
Tel.: +468161618
Fax: +4687039025

This project is now closed.

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