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ExcEED – European Energy Efficient buildingdistrict Database: from data to information to knowledge

Objective

The European Union is undertaking consistent action to enforce and promote energy efficiency in building sector. The new energy efficient constructions, expression of the European efforts to decrease CO2 emissions, represent a growing share of the building stock. Now there is an unavoidable need to learn from what we are doing, or have recently done, to improve the quality and the performances of the future building sector. This proposal plans the creation of European Energy Efficient building & district Database (ExcEED). ExcEED will be a solid and well-structured database with measured and qualitative information from beyond the state of the art buildings. The key aspects of the database will be:
• A set of tools that allows geo-clustered, statistical, and knowledge analysis of the data;
• A collection of tailored Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will “transform data into information”;
• The ability to analyse building-district interaction;
• The existence of the database and associated analyses will be guaranteed beyond the project conclusion thanks to a model of financial self-support;
• The ability to continuously gather new data thanks to specific features (e.g. occupant surveys) that increase project visibility among designers with interest in the major rating schemes (e.g. LEED);
• The connection with the major EU financed databases on buildings (i.e. Building Observatory).
The advanced tools and KPIs associated to the database will allow the analysis of energy performance and environmental quality at the level of single building/district, geo-cluster of buildings, and European new or renovated building stock. The analysis will result in knowledge to inform single building managers, designers, and European policy makers.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2016
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 236 250

Participants (4)

WATTICS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 201 428,75
Address
5 St Alban's Road
D08 R5Y6 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
3E
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 115 687,50
Address
Kalkkaai 6
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 146 571,25
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOVAL SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 696,25
Address
Via Xxv Aprile 1945 13/15
24050 Zanica Bg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)