The EU and Horizon2020 is granting EUR 4 million to a research project on energy efficiency.  NTNU is leading this new project, which is looking into upgrading existing buildings to Smart buildings, through innovative use of older equipment. Ålesund municipality is among the partners.

– The research project “COLLECTiEF” will enhance, implement, test and evaluate an energy management system based on Collective Intelligence (CI), says project manager Amin Moazami from  the Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering.

Older houses can also be Smart

The management system will enable easy and seamless integration of legacy equipment into a collaborative network with existing buildings and urban energy systems. An important goal is reduced installation costs and easier data transfer. At the same time, data security, energy flexibility and climate resilience will be strengthened.

– It is worth noting that Horizon2020 believes this project has very high potential. The application received the top grade of 15.00 in the EU’s grading scheme. This is outstanding and impressive for a young researcher, says Professor Razak Seidu, head of the Water and Environmental Engineering Group at the same department.


NTNU is the project manager with Amin Moazami.

Ålesund municipality.

EM Systemer AS, nationwide company with headquarters in Oslo: Develops and delivers energy-efficient systems and technical solutions for commercial building operations.

There are also several international partners.