Building Energy Monitoring and Simulation - ULiège (BEMS)

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Buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption in industrialized countries. Research activities are necessary both at building design and operation levels and have to target a better integration of renewables.

BEMS is active in and developing expertise in the following fields:

Rational use of energy

  • Building Energy Management
  • Verification of the Energy Performance of Buildings •Commissioning of HVAC installations
  • Regulatory methods and standards
  • Climatic chamber tests

Renewable energy

  • Management and control of solar buildings •Solar refrigeration
  • Solar energy storage

The relationship between energy and the environment

  • The environmental impact of energy solutions

Our team is specialized in the monitoring and dynamic modeling of buildings and systems.


Knowledge & Skills

Our team has developed expertise in the field of smart grids, particularly involving two major projects the team has worked on or is currently working on:

  • Flexipac (http://www.flexipac.ulg.ac.be/)
  • Smart micro-cogeneration (http://www.bems.ulg.ac.be/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74%3Asmartmicrocogen&catid=5%3Aprojets&Itemid=10&lang=fr)

We have expertise in smart networks, problems related to intermittent renewable energy production, adjustable loads, flexibilization, heating systems (heat pumps, CHP) that allow for flexible operations with or without energy storage in the building or using traditional storage solutions.

Our team also supervises Master’s theses on the topic of smart grids.


References

  • Walloon Region Solautark - Design and development of a self-sufficient solar thermal system for individual or multiple habitat
  • Projet SOTHERCO : Solar Thermochemical Compact Storage System

Enterprise

Université de Liège - Communauté française

Enterprise number : 807970507

Adresse

ULg - BEMS

Avenue de Longwy 185
6700 Arlon
Belgique

Contacts

Contact par défaut
Philippe André
Téléphone : +32 63 23 08 58
Contact par défaut
Elisabeth Davin