WiFEEB – Wireless Friendly Energy Efficient Buildings

  • Funded by: EU FP7 Marie Curie IAPP project No. 286333
  • Duration: 2012-2015, external website
  • Total amount (cca 480 000 EUR for CTU)

Prime Contractor


  • Responsible: Pavel Pechač
  • team: Pavel Valtr (2012-2014), Tianyou Yu (2012-2014), Wengang Zhao (2013-2015), Ludek Subrt (2012-2014, in Sheffield)


About Project:

The design and construction of buildings has historically been driven by structural, functional, and aesthetic considerations. However, the working and home environment is driven increasingly by energy efficiency and electronic communications whether it be the internet, smart energy metering (to be implemented by 2020), telephone, computer data or multimedia exchange and in future by remote patient monitoring (Telecare) and Assisted Living.

Security in buildings is also a very important issue. The emergency services require pervasive communications at 400 MHz throughout the built environment. In addition City Managers and built environmental professionals will monitor a range of different aspects of the environment, including factors such as air and water quality, noise and lighting levels as well as human and vehicular movement and behaviour. Most of these services are wireless and they will significantly increase in number and importance in the future. Wireless control is also used in buildings for lighting, heating and energy control systems.

The growth of use of these systems into new and demanding applications requires greater efficiency in use of the electromagnetic spectrum and control of wireless interference both within and between adjacent buildings and in the environment itself. Hence, modern buildings must be designed to be wireless radio-friendly and energy efficient whether they are hospitals, schools, offices, prisons or the home.

This project will address how buildings and the built environment can be both energy efficient and wireless friendly.