Two paper presentations and a workshop from DR-BOB project partners (Teesside University, R2M Solution and Duneworks) were presented at the Sustainable Places 2019, held at Cagliari, Italy on June 5-9, 2019. Sustainable Places prides itself as an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types.
Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. This 7th edition of Sustainable Places focused on the following topics: Island Sustainability, Investing in EE Retrofit, Demand Response, Smart Cities, and Sustainability Protocols.
The workshop “Interactive Workshop on Barriers and Progress for Demand Response in Europe” aimed to facilitate discussions concerning the uptake of demand response in Europe and the market barriers that remain. Technological, Regulatory, Economic and Environmental factors were discussed based on several brief introductory presentations. One of the presentations given by Tracey Crosbie and Sylvia Breukers addressed the three readiness levels that have been identified for DR-BOB project. The readiness levels were presented and discussed with the audience.
During the paper presentation session on Demand Response, Sylvia Breukers presented the paper by herself and Tracey Crosbie entitled “Demand Responses: moving beyond the technical and physical context of buildings”. During this session, Nashwan Dawood also presented the paper “Short-term Prediction of Energy Consumption in Demand Response for Blocks of Buildings: DR-BoB approach.”