Assessment of Use Cases Involving Data from the Energy Performance Certification Process for Buildings - From Individual Buildings to Regional Scale
Keywords:Open data, EPBD, Digitalisation, Digital Twin, Decarbonisation, EPC, Regional Energy Planning
The main objective of this paper is to analyse use-cases which are based on data from the Energy Performance Certification (EPC) process. This data, which is often collected for compliance checks by authorities, can be used exploited for multiple purposes. The most basic service is energy consulting by engineers, based on a living document from the EPC process, depicting the buildings thermal characteristics and specification of the HVAC system. But also, the design of regional decarbonization can be data driven, and the drafting of energy policies supported, investigating effect of renovation and decarbonization incentives. When using data from EPC software export files to set up thermal building models for digital twins, peak load shifting at the individual building and district level can be initiated. A high coverage with EPC as source for digital twins can be achieved by marketing for pre-planning decarbonisation of quarters. This paper is originating from the work in the research project EPC4SES which is funded in the ERANet RegSys program and by HORIZON, and develops six use-cases and analyses strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threads of services making use of data from the EPC process.
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