Intuitive Thermal Comfort Controller

Guaranteeing an optimal level of thermal comfort can increase productivity and quality of life. ‘THERCOM’ project will facilitate the development of a new paradigm in indoor climate control to ensure optimal thermal comfort. The control development will focus on three characteristics: improving user experience, increasing energy efficiency and consistency with the technological revolution.

‘THERCOM’ will offer an innovative user experience by implementing intuitive interaction between the occupant and the controller. The controller will apply thermal comfort theory and, based on the European and UK standards, bring an improvement to the user experience. ‘THERCOM’ will be the first controller to directly relate to the user experience and the environment, providing consumers with a unique control. The controller will optimize the expediency of most of the room users: no other controller in the marker is able to adjust the setpoints to optimize the general thermal comfort level of the room.

Increasing energy efficiency is one of the principal objectives of our society to decrease the negative impacts on the environment. ‘THERCOM’ will generate the opportunity to increase thermal comfort and optimise energy consumption. Internet of Things offers for the first time in human history the opportunity to provide ‘intelligence’ to objects. The new technologies try to improve the human quality of life, and thermal comfort is one area with immense potential to apply ‘smart’ controllers. Using the theoretical knowledge of thermal comfort, empirical data, international standards, and innovative hardware, ‘THERCOM’ project seeks to create a new paradigm in the indoor climate controller world, based on people, and adapting to personal prophecies, the human being has to be the focus of the advances that seek to reach net zero because it is the humans who consume the energy.

Motivated people are the most powerful force in the world. ‘THERCOM’ is able to motivate people to reduce their energy consumption through competition, rewards, feedback, and other gamification concepts, utilising all the power of motivated people. With this in mind, the possible positive impacts of this project are immense.

Connecting Virtual to Physical Efficiency

In today’s interconnected world, the convergence of digital and physical systems is transforming industries, particularly in enhancing energy efficiency. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) represent the cornerstone of this transformation, offering a seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. These systems facilitate real-time monitoring, control, and optimisation of interconnected devices and processes, thereby paving the way for smarter energy management solutions. 

At its core, a cyber-physical system comprises interconnected elements where computational algorithms interact with physical processes. These systems are designed to sense, analyse, and respond to changes in their environments swiftly and autonomously. In the context of energy efficiency, CPS enables precise monitoring and control of energy-consuming devices and infrastructure. For instance, in a smart grid scenario, CPS can adjust energy distribution based on real-time demand fluctuations, thus optimising energy usage and minimising wastage. 

The benefits of integrating CPS with energy systems are manifold. By leveraging data analytics and machine learning algorithms, CPS can predict energy demand patterns with high accuracy, allowing for proactive load management and peak shaving. Moreover, CPS-driven automation reduces human intervention in routine operational tasks, leading to operational cost savings and improved reliability of energy supply. 

V-LAB Ltd, founded in 2020, is a pioneering engineering technology and energy consultancy firm dedicated to sustainable innovation. Specialising in energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, and clean technology solutions, V-LAB boasts a team of experts with deep technical knowledge and a robust track record in transforming cyber-physical systems (CPS). 

At V-LAB, our team members bring extensive experience and expertise in understanding and transforming cyber-physical systems. We have a proven ability to analyse, optimise, and integrate CPS technologies to enhance operational efficiencies and sustainability within energy systems. 

Our interdisciplinary approach combines insights from engineering, computer science, and energy management to address complex challenges in energy efficiency. V-LAB actively contributes to shaping policy frameworks and economic incentives essential for the widespread adoption of CPS-enabled solutions across the energy sector. 

How Can We Help?  

With our specialised knowledge in energy simulation and optimisation, V-LAB offers tailored solutions for integrating renewable energy sources and optimising energy systems. Whether you require advanced energy distribution strategies, predictive maintenance solutions, or seamless integration of CPS technologies, V-LAB is equipped to support your organisation. Contact us today to discover how our expertise can empower your journey towards sustainable and intelligent energy solutions. 

V-LAB’s expertise in transforming cyber-physical systems is vital for improving energy efficiency across industries. As CPS technologies advance, their contribution to developing robust and sustainable energy infrastructures becomes increasingly significant. V-LAB is committed to ensuring that energy systems are efficient, adaptable, and intelligent as they evolve. 


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