Granada Officials Endorse SMARTeeSTORY's Innovative Approach to Historic Building Refurbishment

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As part of the third SMARTeeSTORY General Assembly, a comprehensive technical site visit and inspection were conducted at the Palace of the Chancellery in Granada, the demonstration area for the Spanish pilot. All project partners participated in the tour, exploring various rooms and facilities involved in the project. This visit significantly enhanced the consortium's understanding of the building's capabilities and provided valuable insights into the optimal deployment of sensor equipment.

During the inspection, project partners identified the specific types of equipment needed to meet the project's requirements. This hands-on experience allowed for a more accurate assessment of the building's infrastructure and its support for the project's objectives. Additionally, the collaborative efforts during the visit have contributed to designing a final solution that is both suitable and effective for the working environment.

By aligning technical requirements with the practical aspects observed during the visit, the consortium is now better positioned to implement a well-integrated sensor system that meets the project goals. This meticulous planning and teamwork underscore the commitment to achieving a successful and efficient deployment of the project's technology.

Several public officials from Granada attended the SMARTeeSTORY General Assembly to express their support for the smartification of such a historically, culturally, and judicially important building in Spain. Official support is crucial for the proper development of the project. For instance, Ignacio Cuerva, CEO of Cuerva, highlighted the project's uniqueness due to the combination of its historical value and administrative functions. He stated, "It is a unique example because it is a historic and significant building that serves as practical offices for a crucial department of the organization and has administrative importance. Therefore, it is a complex building, and we must take responsibility for how we adapt and use it." The incorporation of innovative technologies such as smart sensors and energy management systems is key to optimizing resources and improving user comfort. This approach represents a significant advancement in the energy efficiency of historic buildings. Natalia Márquez, General Manager of the Andalusian Energy Agency, noted the importance of designing systems that improve energy performance in Andalusia, highlighting that "there are around 21,000 public buildings catalogued in Andalusia that could potentially be rehabilitated energetically." Finally, Carmen Navarro, Director General of Planning, Modernisation, and Fund Management in Andalusia, emphasized the historical value of the project and the importance of European collaboration in innovation.

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