ESEE - Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency

Start: 01 April 2013
End: 31 March 2016
Funding: European, National
Status: Due
Division: Communication Technologies
Department: Smart Energy Efficient Communication Technologies (SMARTECH)
Code: 324284

Environment Sensors for Energy Efficiency targets markets, where with highly reliable information regarding environmental conditions measures can be deducted, which reduce the use of energy.
The research will be performed on several different sensor technology approaches and finally validated in a test environment, e.g. under the environmental conditions of an aircraft or in pilot building provided with HVAC systems. In addition an appropriate sensor network and innovative communication approaches will be investigated and created to enable air management systems to react on information from different sensors.
Innovative approaches based on Silicon MEMS technologies, surface reactions and spectroscopic methods are at the focus of the research. Intention is to provide solutions for energy efficient management and to introduce new solutions into the market of building control, air craft cabin monitoring and for electric cars indoor air control.
The societal benefit will be the provision of healthy air in indoor environments in combination with a huge amount of reduction in the use of energy due to the avoidance of preparing unnecessarily new fresh air. The applications of the interconnected sensors can be easily extended to other presence dependent use cases of energy, e.g. heating and light.


  • APIX
  • LEITAT Technological Center
  • Aerovia
  • III-V Lab
  • CIAT
  • Vaisala
  • Murata
  • Metso
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT
  • Munisense
  • Vabrema
  • Technical University Eindhoven
  • Evalan BV
  • NXP Semiconductors Netherlands BV
  • eesy-id GmbH
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnbert
  • Iquadrat Informatica S.L (IQU)
  • CEA – Commissariat a l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
  • EADS
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Infineon AG
  • Siemens AG, Coord.
  • IMEC