The Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology is delighted to have been announced as a finalist in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Awards which encourage and reward excellence in energy management. 

32 organisations across nine categories have made it through to the gala Awards ceremony on 25 October where winners will be named. 

The announcement is a recognition of the work and effort Cork Institute of Technology has put in and underlines our commitment to a sustainable model for the benefit of our environment and our community. 

Working as part of an EU H2020 project known as TOPAs (Tools for Continuous Building Performance Auditing, grant agreement No 676760) the Nimbus research team developed a context driven framework and tool which provides an integrated view of relevant performance metrics at all levels from device, zone, building and blocks of buildings supporting users with the highest knowledge empowerment to ensure sustained energy efficiency gains. 

CIT have carried out significant work by: 

  • Using the Internet of Things to better understanding the link between occupant behaviour and energy wastage.
  • Achieve total primary energy consumption savings in the region of 24% compared to measured baseline at CIT. 
  • Develop tools that utilise building data to provide insight, decision support and continuous energy auditing for building managers  

2018 Energy Awards Finalists-PressRelease CIT.pdf


Project Information

Project Acronym: TOPAs
Project Number: 676760
Call Topic: EeB-07-2015
Project Start Date: 01 November 2015
Duration: 36 months
Coordinator: Boris Kantsepolsky
Organisation: Motorola Solutions Israel