CARTIF Projects


Integrated, interoperable, smart and user-centred building automation and control system for better energy performance of non-residential historic buildings coupling physics & data-based approaches


SMARTeeSTORY will create a smart integrated building automation and control system for monitoring and optimizing historic non-residential buildings energy performance according to an innovative multi-domain approach (integrating the 9 domains proposed by SRI methodology). The specific requirements of historic buildings, as well as human needs, will be incorporated, and the active and real-time participation of users will be foreseen. SMARTeeSTORY system will automatically detect the building user´s archetypes therefore informing the optimization and control services on their specific preferences.


      • Establishing of a framework for historic buildings digitalization, coupling preservation and adaptation to current necessities of energy efficiency. 
      • Developing novel user-centred interaction strategies between occupants and smart buildings. 
      • Developing accurate models for forecasting short and long-term buildings energy performance combining physics and data-based approaches. 
      • Developing innovative Control logics based on a holistic approach combining Technical Building Systems (HVAC, lighting, dynamic façade, electricity, EV) and users dimensions.
      • Demonstrate the proposed digital solutions in three real-life demosntration sites located in different climatic regions and where energy renovation is not an option. 


    • Development of the Digital Twin service. 
    • Development of the Digital Building Logbook service. 
    • Responsible for the definition of the control strategies and optimisation criteria, as well as the development of algorithms for the optimal control of the Granada demonstration site. 
    • Lead the demonstration activities of the digital solutions proposed for the three demonstrations sites in order to reach the technological readiness level TRL9. 
    • Responsible of the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) of the project and of the digitalization of the Granada demonstration site, BIM-based. 

    Expected Results

    • A Digital Twin service, BIM-based.
    • A Digital Building Logbook service as a Common Data Environment.
    • An innovative control logics based on optimal control.
    • An advanced energy Services for Monitroing&Digital twin, analysis&prediction, optimization&Control.

    R&D Line

    • Application of digital enabling technologies to improve the sustainability and intelligence of buildings.


    Horizon Europe

    Total Budget: 6,194,517.50 €

    CARTIF Budget: 478,750 €

    CARTIF Financing: 478,750 €

    Duration: 01/05/2023 – 30/04/2027


    Sonia Álvarez Díaz

    Energy Division


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