A collaboration of 26 partners from five European countries are to conduct research to develop low energy, environmental sensors and sensor networks for use with energy management systems in buildings or aircraft passenger cabins.

Innovative and connected sensor systems are an essential component for the detection of air quality in modern building management systems. The project focuses on developing new low-power connected sensor systems, based on semiconductors and heterogeneous 3D integration for the detection of environmental parameters such as CO2, CO or humidity. The project will target applications that require highly reliable information about environmental conditions in order to deduct measures that help to reduce the use of energy.

In combination with solutions for air quality management, the potential to save energy inside buildings is more than 30%, for airplanes the potential is around 5% of the whole energy balance.

Scheduled to be conducted over the next three years, the research project, called Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency (ESEE), has the support of the European Union through its ENIAC joint undertaking as well as by national and regional funding of the participating nations.


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