Greece - Thessaloniki

Pre-Pilot Use Case: CERTH/ITI Smart House nZEB


The CERTH/ITI Digital Innovation Hub nZEB Smart House is a rapid prototyping & novel technologies demonstration infrastructure resembling a real domestic building. Occupants can experience real living scenarios while exploring various innovating smart IoT-based technologies in the fields of energy, health, robotics, virtual and augmented reality.

Consisting a near-Zero Energy building the CERTH/ITI Smart House introduces the first house in Greece that combines enhanced construction materials and intelligent ICT solutions creating a futureproof, sustainable and active testing, validating and evaluating environment.

Infrastructure: A variety of sensors, actuators and devices is installed and is currently applied in more than 10 R&D projects, including but not limited to:

  • Energy-related equipment (smart meters, dimming and on/off actuators, environmental sensors, occupancy sensors, smart plugs, smart appliances, weather stations, etc.) that monitors the consumption, production and the conditions of the entire building while automated algorithms can implement automation and efficiency scenarios while respecting occupant preferences.
  • 9,57 kWp PV plant with new Thin Film Solar Panels – Hybrid system that supports Net Metering, Islanding, and extended use of storage installations
  • 10 kW 3-ph Inverter with 2 MPP Inputs (Modbus Communication available)
  • 4,68 kWh BESS (Lithium-Ion Batteries)

Participating in the EU concept for more sustainable buildings for green and smart cities, the CERTH/ITI Smart House employs technologies that allow complete monitoring and control of assets that consume and produce energy. Application of enhanced building energy management systems (for both automation and persuasion) is enabled, providing multi-dimensional testing environmental for exploring solutions that can maximise energy efficiency and emission reduction. RE-COGNITION Use Case: Small-scale integration in CERTH’s Smart House: The full functionality of a preliminary version of the Integration Platform will be tested with Smart House’s installed RE assets and connected loads, along with the installation of at least one prototype of the novel RETs proposed in the project.