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Energy Efficiency

Associated Technologies

Currently, we have two other key areas of research that complement the CCS:

Energy efficiency in IT: Our team is working on new methods and tools to reduce the total energy consumption of data centers by using knowledge about the cooling and computing resources, as well as other applications. These help to deliver non-intrusive, proactive strategies for minimizing the energy requirements and, at the same time, to increase the reliability of the resources by avoiding thermal hotspots or thermal stress. They have published novel workload distribution techniques to take advantage from heterogeneity in IT resources, cooling control techniques taking into account leakage and temperature, and bio-inspired anomalies detection and recovery.

Energy Efficiency for Buildings: Energy consumption in buildings represents, worldwide, approximately one third of the total energy consumption. Hence, all international initiatives have been aimed at reducing energy consumption as well as diminishing global warming, specifically the European Directives. In this context, our research team works in the improvement of energy performance in high-rise buildings, by means of the development of active envelopes, monitoring and control AtenTTo platform as well as a complete software tool for energy simulation. Active envelopes are new and disruptive technology which enables cost efficient nearly Zero Energy Buildings. In addition, our research is also focused on the development of hardware and software platforms for the implementation of energy strategies based on advanced concept of energy management as well as predictive maintenance services. Likewise, our research aims the development of a software tool as an open software code with a graphical user interface, which comprises energy balance considerations, spectral properties and thermal simulator.

Research groups

Integrated Systems Laboratory, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

GreenLSI (energy optimization at data centers), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Numerical Methods in Aerospace Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.