ExcEED publishes its handbook, that draws the final conclusions of the project
In recent years, the European Union has put an emphasis on the role of building energy performance in the clean energy transition. Energy efficiency targets continue strengthening (the current target is a 32.5% increase in energy efficiency by 2030, up from the previous 20% target). A larger emphasis has been put on building performance, as the recent amendments to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) demonstrates (i.e. achieving a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 205).
Data collection, and specifically the ability to benchmark and analyse data, is incredibly important to gauge not only policy effectiveness, but also to identify target areas of action. We need a way to figure out what works, what needs attention, and where to focus future resources. The ExcEED handbook goes through the main conclusions of the project and its platform and explains the potential of the ExcEED tools from a business perspective and a policy one.
Read the full handbook here.
From October 2019, the ExcEED platform changes its name to “enbuibench”, that stands for the “energy and comfort building performance characterization and benchmarking platform”. It will still be totally free and will be managed by EURAC Research, who coordinated ExcEED. Register to the platform here.