The PERCENT project is a study under Article 3 (d) of the Innovation Support Fund to Encourage Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Performance Contracts in the hospitality sector, which aims to effectively support the knowledge of public and private entities in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy.More Information
Principal Investigator: Armando Pinto,
Anabela Oliveira, João Rogeiro, Ricardo Martins, Joana Teixeira, António Silva Santos
Pedro Valentim Ramos
João Pinto Barbosa
Fátima Espirito Santo Coelho, Álvaro Pimpão
The Project Percent is financed by FAI (Innovation Support Fund) whose mission is to support innovation, technological development and investment in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, in fulfilment of the goals defined in the National Plan of Action for Renewable Energies (PNAER), the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE) and the national energy strategy.
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The PERCENT project is a study under Article 3 (d) of the Innovation Support Fund to Encourage Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Performance Contracts in the hospitality sector, which aims to effectively support the knowledge of public and private entities in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Energy efficiency has become an growing requirement for hotels at national and international level, while promoting a range of opportunities for entities to improve their energy efficiency in a climate change context.
Hotels are buildings with high specific energy consumption (eg about 10 times larger that of a residential unit), with energy being the second main cost after human resources. Older hotels with inefficient equipment require significant investments to improve their energy efficiency. The incorporation of renewable energies (eg solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass) in hotels is small, despite its potential revenue in Portugal. The daily monitoring and management of energy consumption is often carried out manually and lack of expertise in their analysis. In addition, there are few hotels with energy certificates and energy audits.
Hotels are more aware of rehabilitation actions with direct impact on customers (eg, decor, amenities, services) than in Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy iniciatives, that require detailed, less accessible studies to the hospitality sector.
This research project aims to develop a method and tools that will enable Portuguese hotels to improve their energy performance through ICT, with economic advantages while simultaneously promoting their access to the energy services market. On the other side, this study aims to provide public entities with tools to support the development of public policies.
The present project provide a collaborative approach of knowledge transfer to increase the energy efficiency in hotels, in articulation with the objectives of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE) and the Directive on Energy Efficiency. The proposed approach and its implementation is based on Information and Communication Technologies and will allow in a cost-effective way: