The four platforms are ENERGY EFFICIENCY & USAGE, ENERGY PROVISION, ENERGY INTELLIGENCE and ENERGY INTEGRATION. These platforms form the content of work which provides the organisations with links and opportunities for collaboration. The platforms take a four step approach (reduction, production, implementation and integration) vital for implementing sustainable energy systems.
The first step is based around reduction; the ENERGY EFFICIENCY & USAGE platform focuses on increasing energy efficiency and pushes innovation in both new and existing technologies.
The ENERGY PROVISION platform is the second step, production of clean energy through a wide range of resources and methods.
The third step is the implementation of clean energy through the ENERGY INTELLIGENCE platform with expertise, such as smart grids, which provide the infrastructure to distribute to the user.
The last platform, ENERGY INTEGRATION provides the necessary parameters to integrate the energy systems in the regional environment, including policy measures, master planning & environmental analysis.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND USAGE
Building design & insulation
CO2 capture and storage
HVAC and air condition design
Industrial process optimization
Life Cycle Assessment
Low environmental impact products
Recycling & disposal
Waste heat recovery
Smart (Urban) Mobility
Biomass, biofuels and biogas
CHP and heat pumps
Energy material processing
Hydropower and marine energy
Materials for energy storage
Materials for solar energy
Smart energy materials
Solar technology (thermal and PV)
Decentralised power system
Electric, green and hybrid vehicles
Energy demand modeling
Energy management & control systems
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Energy business model development
Energy market analysis
Energy technology assessment
Land use & regional planning
Multi-level energy governance
Smart and global energy governance
Sustainable energy innovation
Water cycle management
Spatial, Urban, Traffic planning