Aug. 21, 2019
There is a need to upgrade and renovate the EU building stock, to enhance the energy efficiency level and guarantee building occupants wellbeing and health. On the other hand, there was a lack of structured and comprehensive data on buildings stock to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers. In the past three years, the ExcEED consortium worked trying to contribute to solve the issue.
The ExcEED platform is now ready to be used, offering an effective dashboard, tool for building clustering and benchmarking, as well as a structured survey dedicated to the indoor environment post-occupancy evaluation. By streamlining existing measured data series related to buildings and their contexts (meta-data), the ExcEED platform raises awareness on how different kinds of buildings perform in practice and provides information on how eventually readjust the gap between planned and actual buildings behave for enhancing energy efficiency while ensuring healthy and comfortable indoor environments.
Mar. 4, 2019
The ExcEED database and dashboard are almost ready to be launched; they will contain the set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), useful for different market players: investors, designers, facility manager and public authorities. Such KPIs can drive the development and operation phases of energy efficiency front-runner building systems, as well as policies for urban energy strategies and territorial energy planning.
Should you, YOU WOULD GET a priviledged access to it, free KPIs, cluster and specific benchmark analyses. As a general rule, the more the data, the higher the value of the database.
In this newsletter, we also present Casa Hoval, the demonstration case of ExcEED, with an infographicand a short story. The building is very advanced from the energy and HVAC point of view, and is currently under a detailed monitoring. We are in the last phase of the project and convinced we can achieve useful and attractive results for different market players.
Oct. 16, 2018
It is an exciting moment for ExcEED partners. The ExcEED database and dashboard are almost ready and we started to populate it with data coming from European buildings. If you are interested in contributing with your data, you can now to express your interest and be one of the first to try the new database out.
The new European Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) survey associated to the database has been finalized and soon it will be ready to be implemented through the European building stock. ExcEED will give the unique opportunity to combine results from the POE survey with data collected onsite from the Building Management System (BMS). Thanks to ExcEED tools, users will act as the most important sensors in the building guiding the building manager in his/her daily activity of improving indoor conditions while reducing energy consumption.
Finally, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in May and aimed at protecting all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches, it is more and more important to implement new rules such as: clear consent requests, timely breach notifications, the right to be forgotten, privacy by design, and so on. ExcEED, together with other projects and initiatives dealing with data on the energy performance of buildings, must implement these new rules in its database. In this factsheet, you can find more details about it.
Oct. 20, 2017
Recently the European Parliament gave a clear signal that we should aim for highly energy-efficient buildings by 2050. The new measures voted by the ITRE Committee are meant to boost renovations and ensure all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050. Monitoring the energy performance of buildings through the “smartness indicator” or by other means will be key.
ExcEED will continue to work to support these ambitions by developing a database and tools to analyse the real performance of “state-of-the-art” buildings, to make sure built environments meet the needs of their occupants and raise to high standards of indoor heath. The results of the project can be a way to “test” the success of ambitious policies in the real world.
Following our General Assembly meeting, including the Advisory Board members, we believe we are on the right track to deliver practical tools for designers, energy managers and policy makers.
Apr. 24, 2017
Here at ExcEED, we aim to develop a European energy efficiency database collecting meaningful data from buildings and districts, and making them available to decision-makers, commercial stakeholders and researchers, in order to advance knowledge and improve the efficiency of the building sector.
The database and tools to be developed over the next three years will offer insights to support decision-making and point to weaknesses that a building or cluster of buildings might have as well as measuring the impact of certain technologies.
As one of our first results, we are developping a list of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) able to measure different aspects characterising energy performance and sustainability in the building sector. These KPIs will be soon made available via a tool.
Please visit regularly our website and stay in touch via our social media to be among the first testing the tool. Apart from the latest developments in ExcEED, you will be able to read on our website interesting news about innovative tools and databases related to the energy performance of buildings.
The team wishes you an interesting read!
Wilmer Pasut, Coordinator
21st August 2019
European Commission consultation on the Smart Readiness Indicator
20th August 2019
New factsheet on the ExcEED geo-clustering tool: Mapping and improving the energy efficiency of buildings
24th July 2019
ExcEED publishes a new short story: How to close the gap between designed and real energy consumption?