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 that links universities, technological service institutes, public bodies, municipalities and industrial partners in a joint international research effort. The project thereby contributes to the Danish goals of achieving a 75% reduction in energy consumption in new buildings by 2020 and a 50% reduction in existing buildings by 2050, and the United States’ goal of doubling its energy productivity by 2030.

Today, many buildings do not have the energy performance for which they are designed. Many factors, for example occupant behaviour, insufficient control or actual deficits. 

COORDICY will provide the theoretical and technological means for benchmarking, diagnosing, and controlling building operation, considering relevant factors such as occupant behavior, weather conditions, construction typologies, thermal properties, building systems and controls, and their complex interactions.

COORDICY will achieve its objective by developing a holistic ICT-centered approach to coordinate the actual energy-performance of building systems operation to meet the original intent of building design, without compromising occupant comfort. Diagnostics of energy-performance gaps revealed during benchmarking will be used in building energy-performance simulation to determine the optimal tradeoffs between alternative combinations of energy-retrofits and advancing the intelligence of building control systems. COORDICY will hereby enable public and commercial buildings to play a central role in a future sustainable energy system.


Project period:

1 March 2015 – 28 February 2019


Project budget:

42.5 mio. DKK





Project manager:

Professor MSO, ph.d. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,

Center for Energy Informatics, SDU


Partner research institutions:

Center for Energy Informatics, SDU

University of California at Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

NASA Ames Sustainability Base

Teknologisk Insititut


Partner companies:

Insero Software

Aarhus Kommune

Odense Kommune

Green Tech Center

Odense Universitetshospital

Danish Cleantech Hub





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