Hobnet stands for “Holistic Platform Design for Smart Buildings of the Future Internet”. It is a 3 year FP7 European research project on the future Internet.

It will research the potential of the new Internet protocol (IPv6) to better manage buildings and reduce their energy consumption.

The project integrates an end-user perspective with the targeted realization of a green and smart IPv6 building by Mandat International. The building will act as source of research challenges for smart services like energy optimization, control access, safety, audio/video provision and automatic control.

The project started in June 2010 and will finish in May 2013.

For more information: http://www.hobnet-project.eu/