On 15th November the Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG) and the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL) organized the Energy Day, an event dedicated to the Energy, focused on the Buildings’ Energy, at Campus do Lumiar, in Lisbon.


The event promoted the disclosure of international projects and initiatives associated with the “Solar Heating and Cooling Programme”, in order to integrate and stimulate the participation of Portuguese researchers.


During the event the 3rd Edition of the Conference Cycle, initiated in 2012, took place with the theme “Net Zero-Energy Buildings“, where several questions were presented and discussed ways of applying the concept to the urban scale, taking in consideration the energetic interaction, the building flexibility and the renewable energy integration, with the goal of finding more sustainable solutions.


In this context, several entities presented their projects, including the research project “FIRST – Mapping flexibility of urban energy systems“, financed by the MIT-Portugal Programme, with the goal of mapping the energy flexibility potential in a visual way, in an existing neighbourhood in Lisbon.


Throughout the presentations, the researchers found that it would be interesting to join synergies since all had made advances and discoveries and that collaboration between them could generate much more interesting results.


In addition to these early projects, some projects already available on the market were presented, such as EDP, Schneider and TecnoVeritas, which presented BOEM-S with the theme “BOEM-S – What to do with Big Data? A Smart Platform to Fix, Prevent & Improve Energy Systems”, presenting the real case of implementation on the Town Hall of Mafra.


BOEM-S is now implemented since the beginning of 2018 in different public installations, functioning as a platform for data collection and analysis of several energy elements, such as the lighting, the air conditioning system, in buildings as schools, pools and on the building of the Town Hall. BOEM-S not only captures the data but also treats it, allowing a better analysis and the taking of actions that allow an improvement in the energy profitability, which is often consumed unnecessarily.