|Project Name||UMBRELLA Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings Supported by Whole Life Cycle Optimisation|
|Implementation period:||1/09/2012 - 31/08/2015|
Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.
The UMBRELLA project is centred around the creation of new innovative business models tailored to various different stakeholders (e.g. building owner, building occupant, management company, public authority etc.), building types, climate and policy.
The business models will be developed over the lifecycle of the building. Their implementation will be achieved through the development of an energy toolset, which will provide access to services and tools for:
The business models and UMBRELLA toolset will be connected via an online dynamic web portal. This will generate and recommend business models, while ensuring ease of access to information and enabling interaction and communication amongst the stakeholders based on current internet technologies. The portal will also provide an open architecture to allow other design, monitoring and end of life tools and services to be included. This allows the user to choose the best set of tools for their particular use case.