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Building block and AI-based analysis assistance for the energy optimization of HVAC systems (BaKARA)

The BaKARA project stands for innovative advances in the optimization of ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC systems) through the use of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) and modular analysis techniques. In cooperation between the University of Rostock and Dr. Diestel GmbH, BaKARA aims to develop tailor-made solutions to increase the energy efficiency of HVAC systems. These systems, which pose a particular challenge due to their individual adaptation to specific user requirements and structural conditions, are to be made more efficient using intelligent and flexible analysis components. Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Prof. Hagendorf), Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (Prof. Kuhr) and schiller engineering (Hamburg) are also involved in the project.

The core of the project is the development of a system of AI-based analysis modules that can be used flexibly for different system types and configurations. A particular focus is on the traceability and transparency of the AI analyses in order to ensure user acceptance and understanding. BaKARA promises not only to achieve significant energy savings with these technologies, but also to improve the operating processes of HVAC system operators.

The results of the BaKARA project will be incorporated into teaching and research at the University of Rostock and cooperation with industry will be strengthened. The project represents an important step towards sustainable building technologies and consolidates the leading role of the participating institutions in the field of energy-efficient optimization.


01.04.2021 – 30.06.2023