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.


V-LAB is one of the first signatories to the UN-recognised “SME Climate Commitment”, which forms
part of the SME Climate Hub. In making this commitment, V-LAB has pledged to halve its carbon
emissions by 2030, achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and to regularly report on progress towards
these aims.

The SME Climate Hub is an initiative founded by the International Chamber of Commerce, the
Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the We Mean Business coalition and the UNFCCC Race to Zero
campaign, with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized businesses to build business
resilience. The SME Climate Hub provides a one-stop-shop for SMEs to commit to climate action and
access tools, incentives and other resources designed to make it easier than ever for small and
medium-sized businesses to cut carbon emissions, bring innovative green solutions to market and
build business resilience.

The SME Climate Commitment

Recognising that climate change poses a threat to the economy, nature and society at large, our
company commits to take action immediately in order to:

  • Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
  • Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
  • Disclose our progress on a yearly basis

In doing so, we are proud to be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign and join
governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same