ExcEED – From data to information to knowledge
The European Commission recognises the need for high-quality building stock data as a key precondition to reach its 2050 decarbonisation goals. The EU-funded project, ExcEED, promises to establish a robust and durable return of knowledge mechanism collecting actual buildings energy performance data and providing information to designers, energy managers and policy makers.
The ExcEED project – which stands for European Energy Efficient building district Database: from data to information to knowledge – takes the pulse of the actual energy consumed by last generation of buildings.
The project answers the need for transparency and comparability of energy performance calculations. The scope of ExcEED is to create a European database for measured and qualitative data on beyond the state of the art buildings and districts. Key performance indicators (KPIs) will be developed to quantify and benchmark the energy efficiency and the environmental quality at building and district level. Advanced tools and KPIs will be associated to the database to analyse real energy performance and environmental quality at the level of single building/district, geo-cluster of buildings, and European new or renovated building stock.
The ExcEED database and tools are meant to support building managers, designers, citizens, industry and policy makers to pull together meaningful data and the knowledge looked-for to create an energy efficient, healthy and comfortable built environment.