Short description

DR-BOB aims to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of demand response in blocks of buildings. Demand response programmes reduce peak-demand by lowering the energy consumption or by shifting the use of energy to off-peak periods. If we can reduce peak energy demand we can reduce the investments required in energy production and distribution networks. These savings can then be passed onto consumers in the form of lower energy costs. Demand response is to contribute to both grid stability, the further uptake and integration of renewables in our existing networks, encourage energy saving and efficiency improvements. This can be done at the level of households, but also in blocks of buildings like university campuses and hospitals.


The DR-BOB project will pilot the tools and techniques required for demand response in blocks of buildings at four pilot sites:


– Teesside University campus in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

– A business and technology park in Anglet, France

– A hospital complex in Brescia, Italy

– The campus of the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

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– DR-BOB website

Mind the gap when implementing technologies intended to reduce or shift energy consumption

– Introduction video DR-BOB

More information:

DR-BOB website
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The DR BOB project (01/03/16 – 28/02/19) is co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 innovation programme under grant agreement No 696114