Technology and Legislation must come together in order to generate real changes in energy use. We have focused on two fields: (i) developing novel efficiency indexing and legislative schemes to promote innovation in buildings; and (ii) construct a tool to optimize national energy networks.


We have worked with all types of traffic data collected by inductive loops, cameras, probe vehicles, and currently Bluetooth. Our aim is to extract meaningful information in order to optimize traffic management and reduce congestion and its subsequent impacts in environment, comfort, and economy.

Access to information

Looking for fully-scalable solutions we have developed novel architectures to organize not only sensors but also the information they provide. Mimicking animal sensory systems, we have created a platform that allows networks to grow and information to scale in layers that feed multi-purpose applications.

Bluetooth Travel Time
IEEE Trans. on ITS (2016)

The Wasted Energy
Energy (2015)

Neuromorphic Sensor Networks
Int. J. of Distributed Sensor Networks (2015)

Primary Energy Factors
Energy (2014)

Modelling aggressiveness
IEEE Trans. on ITS (2014)

Activity-dependent clustering
Biological Cybernetics (2014)

Energy efficiency landscapes
Environmental Engin. and Manag. Journal (2014)

Energy efficiency ontology
Energy and Buildings (2013)

Occupancy estimation
Journal of ITS (2013)

Ecolabel: GHG-based targets
Energy Policy (2014)

Ecotax: Promoting innovation
Energy Policy (2013)

Extended Floating Car Data
IEEE Trans. on ITS (2012)

Energy efficiency index
Energy and Buildings (2011)