How can we make buildings work better for you? This is a question Niko employees ask themselves every day. With the support of VLAIO, they explored the potential of smart detectors and AI systems to manage electrical appliances efficiently, without compromising on comfort.
Smart systems that manage your appliances to prevent high peaks already exist, such as Niko Home Control. If you switch on a particular appliance, Niko Home Control can momentarily stop charging another appliance or reduce your ventilation level to keep your consumption below a certain level. We call it ‘Peak shaving’.
Erik: "Some time ago, we started collecting data and setting up a data platform. We will use the collected data to validate the findings from the VLAIO research project." "VLAIO's support gives you the opportunity to look at certain research topics from a broader perspective." Erik Van Mossevelde, Director corporate technology at Niko. VLAIO's support gave wATCHdOg a strong boost. "We have applied for grants from VLAIO on several occasions and definitely recommend it to other companies. The procedures are really not complicated and it gives the opportunity to get a broader view on certain research topics.”