Testing business models in the DR-BOB project

Demand Response (DR) in blocks of buildings can reduce the need for investment in electricity production & transportation. Blocks of buildings can be hospitals, apartments or business parks, basically anywhere with a concentrated demand for energy. These savings can be passed onto building owners in the form of lower bills and the environmental benefits are shared by all. The European research project DR-BOB, is integrating and testing the technologies and techniques required for demand response in blocks of buildings. One goal of the project is to develop viable business models for the DR-BOB solutions. (more…)

Business design in a joint research project – The Waternomics case

In the past three years BM-Change partnered in the Waternomics project. In this EU-funded project, a consortium of three Universities, an Italian airport, a Greece municipality and four SME’s researched how smart water systems could help households and businesses with managing drinking water more efficiently. The goal of BM-Change was to help maximising the economic impact of the project. With the creation of spin-off company iSensit, plans for a joint venture in Southern Europe and collaboration with Simaxx, a Dutch Smart Building platform provider, this mission has been accomplished. (more…)

BM-Change supports Smarter Buildings project

The Smarter Buildings project is developing a retrofit smart building solution that helps owners of older buildings with saving energy and water. The project is initiated by sensor company VTEC and smart building platform provider Simaxx and combines the Simaxx platform with water sensors and smart water applications developed in the European Research project Waternomics. The solution will be tested in a former police station, which has been transformed in a communal building for businesses in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. (more…)