GIACOMO CHIESA

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Associate Professor

Member of Interdepartmental Center (Ec-L - Energy Center Lab)

+39 0110904376 / 4376 (DAD)

Research fields Tecnologia dell'architettura
Laboratories SISTEMI TECNOLOGICI INNOVATIVI
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • Prescient building Operation utilizing Real Time data for Energy Dynamic Optimization, (2020-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES

    View project record on CORDIS

    ERC sectors

    PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

    SDG

    Obiettivo 7. Assicurare a tutti l’accesso a sistemi di energia economici, affidabili, sostenibili e moderni|Obiettivo 11. Rendere le città e gli insediamenti umani inclusivi, sicuri, duraturi e sostenibili|Obiettivo 13. Promuovere azioni, a tutti i livelli, per combattere il cambiamento climatico*

    Abstract

    PRELUDE will facilitate the transition to clean energy by combining innovative, smart, low-cost solutions into a proactive optimization service. The project is focused on assessing the right level of smartness necessary for any given household and then providing the optimal tools according to the needs of the user (occupant or tenant, owner or manager and energy service provider). It is designed to be versatile and adapt to the engagement level and monitoring and automation level of the building, motivating them to invest by increasing engagement and the smartness of the household. Passive solutions, such as natural ventilation and cooling will be prioritized through a free running strategy to reduce the energy consumption of mechanical HVAC. Predictive maintenance will be implemented to reduce maintenance and repair costs, emphasizing RES. Big data and advanced analytic tools will be used to facilitate flexible building-side demand and ease the integration into district heating and electricity grids. Proactive optimization will be achieved through data predictive control. These components will be interfaced through cloud middleware to deliver a highly interchangeable and interoperable solution. PRELUDE is designed as an optimization service, providing clear and pertinent feedback and suggesting retrofitting actions on a cost-efficient basis through dynamic building renovation passports. The projects innovations will be demonstrated in a wide spectrum of applications: individual multi-apartment buildings in Turin and Geneva, large scale residential in Krakow, social housing in Athens, detached modern nZEBs in Denmark and on a district scale in the Municipality of Aalborg. Each of these cases featuring unique challenges and benefits for the users. PRELUDE will achieve energy savings exceeding 35% by leveraging both occupant and building operations. Similarly, maintenance and repair costs will be reduced by over 39%.

    Countries

    • Grecia
    • Spagna
    • Italia
    • Austria
    • Polonia
    • Finlandia
    • Belgio
    • Svizzera
    • Regno Unito

    Institutes/Companies

    • EMTECH DIASTIMIKI MONOPROSOPI IDIOTIKI ETAIREIA
    • TREE TECHNOLOGY SA
    • IREN SMART SOLUTIONS SPA
    • FORSCHUNG BURGENLAND GMBH
    • BLOK ARCHITEKCI SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
    • UNISMART - FONDAZIONE UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
    • ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
    • DIMOS ATHINAION EPICHEIRISI MICHANOGRAFISIS
    • CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE
    • INNOVACION Y CONSULTING TECNOLOGICOSL
    • TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
    • EUROCORE CONSULTING
    • LA SIA SPA
    • LIBRA AI TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
    • 1 A INGENIEROS SLP
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • CAISSE DE PREVOYANCE DE L'ETAT DE GENEVE
    • BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
    • ESTIA SA
    • STAM SRL

    Departments

  • E-DYCE - Energy flexible DYnamic building CErtification, (2020-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Societal Challenges - Energy

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    Current steady-state energy labels have several shortcomings, but the inherent inability to accurately reflect dynamic and changing conditions is the most impactful one. Steady-state labels result in high discrepancies with post occupancy behaviour - performance gap. This inaccuracy does not allow the building owner to make informed decisions on time, and restricts the potential of economical exploitation of the building. E-DYCE will combine innovative approaches with established and widely available tools to create a methodology capable of implementing scalable and adaptable dynamic energy performance certification (DEPC):- Create a technology neutral methodology for dynamic labelling based on maximizing the free running potential of the building and promoting the use of passive and low cost solutions (e.g. ventilative cooling) instead of constant reliance on mechanical systems. - Communicate clear actions to the user, as well as their positive effects on the energy consumption to motivate and improve energy behavior. - Validate the methodology through implementing DEPC in 39 buildings across 5 locations in 4 countries for a total of 60,000m2 heated area.- Generate energy savings of 1.8 GWh/year, from the first year and aiming to exceed 370GWh and 50million euros in savings by 2028, accounting only for the areas participating in the project.- Strengthen collaboration between energy experts, authorities and building owners to share the benefits of reliable dynamic certification.- Adapt to any level of building typology, climate, smartness and scale through dynamic simulation of performance utilizing resolutions from real time, to minutes, hours or days: from traditional buildings to smart-homes.E-DYCE will be compatible to existing and emerging EPC methods, or can function as a stand-alone DEPC labelling process. The process will not require investment for the user, instead depending on sharing the savings for revenue streams.

    Countries

    • Svizzera
    • Grecia
    • Italia
    • Danimarca
    • Germania

    Institutes/Companies

    • DEPARTEMENT DU TERRITOIRE
    • CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE
    • AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
    • NEOGRID TECHNOLOGIES APS
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • EMTECH GMBH
    • SIMVOULI IGIEINIS KAI ASFALIAS GENIKI EXOTERIKI YPIPIESIA PROSTASIAS KAI PROLIPSIS ANONIMOS ETAIRIA
    • ESTIA SA
    • COMUNE DI TORRE PELLICE

    Departments

Funded by commercial contracts

  • 14 Protocollo d’intesa tra il Politecnico di Torino/DAD e il Comune di Torre Pellice – prof. Giacomo Chiesa (5/04/2022 - 4/04/2027), (2022-2027) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • COMUNE DI TORRE PELLICE
  • PREVISION OF SERVICES FOR DEVELOPING MINIMUM BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (MBEPS) AND NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS (nZEB) APPROACH FOR TURKEY, (2016-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Consulting

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • STEGET S.r.l.

    Departments