The Integrator-centric approach for realising innovative energy efficient buildings in connected sustainable green neighbourhoods

Duration: 01/01/2022 – 31/12/2026  |   Total Funding: € 25.182.074,23


The PROBONO project’s consortium involves 47 partners from 15 countries, collectively aiming to provide validated solutions for the design, construction and operation of zero-emissions and positive energy buildings as part of sustainable Green Building Neighbourhoods (GBN). This ambition will be made possible by the multidisciplinary expertise of the consortium that includes construction, consulting, public asset service managers, municipalities and technology providers.

PROBONO’s solutions will be piloted across six European districts in six EU member states where the project’s Living Labs (LLs) will be established. The LLs are comprised of two municipality driven large-scale demonstrators in Madrid and Dublin, and four business driven demonstrators representing owners and promoters of green neighbourhood’s transition in the cities of Porto, Brussels, Aarhus, and Prague.

The project will also utilize transition acceleration enablers for the deployment across the six large-scale LLs thus, demonstrating in practice how technological and social innovations related to GBN can be exploited for the sustainable benefit of society.


The objectives of PROBONO are as follows:


Provide GBN Strategic Planning Tools.


Provide a set of GBN Construction and Renovation Transition Acceleration Enablers.


Provide a methodology and a cloud-based planning tool to develop and calculate an optimized design for carbon neutral energy GBN systems.


Provide a GBN Digitalisation Platform - Digital Twin to enable decision support in GBN planning design, manufacturing, construction, and operation.


Evaluate and demonstrate the PROBONO innovations through the LLs.


Diffuse knowledge through Communications, Dissemination, Capacity Building and Recommendations.


Ensure scale-up through a robust Replicability, Exploitation and Commercialisation strategy.


Maximise the adoption of the PROBONO energy efficient approach and innovations beyond the project lifetime

Role in the Project

In PROBONO, eBOS will leverage its 19+ years of technical expertise as an ICT SME, and its experience though their participation in dozens of EU-funded research projects, by  undertaking the key role of Quality Assurance Manager, and be responsible for performing project quality evaluation criteria, continuous monitoring of deliverables, triggering quality assurance project reviews, evaluation measurements and producing quality review reports.

Additionally, eBOS will contribute to the development of the Open Knowledge Base (KB), which will  serve as a reference on practices and solutions responding to interoperability, the applicable legal frameworks, privacy, licensing, data governance mechanisms in place, standards, and technological challenges. The Open KB will: (a) Identify relevant data sources across the GBN technologies; (b) Capture relevant LL for decision support; (c) Classify data by frequency, pertinence, scope, users, providers, etc; (d) Engage GBN Data Hub users and perform evaluation.

eBOS will also lead the development of a GBN Human Machine Interface, which will be an integral part of the Decision Support System and optimization platform. Prototypes will be used to test and validate the usability of the visualisations with end-users from the LLs which will allow refining the displays and illustrating and validating their interactions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101037075