Safe School 4.0: the app by ENEA that measures energy consumption and seismic vulnerability of school buildings
Safe School 4.0 is an application for smartphones and tablets that measures the energy consumption and seismic vulnerability of school buildings to help plan cost-effective and sustainable measures to improve their safety and energy efficiency. The app developed by ENEA was presented at the Key Energy/Ecomondo 2017 international trade fair, which was held in Rimini from 7 to 10 November 2017.
The app, developed by ENEA researchers for the “Italia in Classe A” national energy efficiency campaign, was designed to support technicians and energy auditors in carrying out structural and energy efficiency surveys of school buildings.
Safe School 4.0 provides an initial assessment of the measures required to improve functionality, management and performance in terms of both energy and structural efficiency.
The application also compares the real energy consumption of buildings with the energy needs of reference for school buildings, determining the energy class of each building (good/sufficient/insufficient) for both heating and electricity consumption.
Once the information has been entered in the appropriate sections, it will be possible to obtain: a report of the surveys including photos, the energy class and the measures required to improve performance, the level of structural vulnerability and actions to improve building security, a file containing all the information entered by the technician.
Based on the data provided, in order to identify the areas with the schools requiring major interventions, ENEA will develop an IT platform for strategic planning for a single project aimed at the recovery of existing buildings, which also includes the improvement of the structural efficiency of buildings based on the different territorial, environmental and climate issues.