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BUILD UP Web Seminar video recordings | Statistics on Europe's building stock: A guide to collecting, harmonising and sharing data

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Web Seminar video recordings - Statistics on Europe's building stock

Better data is required to develop more energy efficient buildings. As the strategies for improving the energy performance of buildings become more complex, policy-makers need more and better data to design and evaluate policies and programmes and to put into place monitoring systems to measure the progress of the various policy instruments.


This BUILD UP Web Seminar is an opportunity to:

  • learn more about building data and existing gaps in information;
  • hear about the European Commission’s vision for gathering and harmonising building data across Europe.

We look at the need for data in decision making (e.g. for EED and EPBD) and highlight the available tools (e.g. national renovation plans, central EPC registers).



  • Welcome & Introduction | Oliver Rapf, BPIE
  • Buildings’ Data Needs – European Commission’s perspective | Laurent Deleersnyder, European Commission, DG ENER
  • Currents status of EU buildings’ data on the basis of the BPIE experience of data collection: Survey 2011 and Survey 2013 | Aleksandra Arcipowska, BPIE
  • The central EPC registers’ tools for buildings’ data collection: benefits & challenges (i.e. transparency issue, etc.) – Case study for Ireland | Chris Hughes, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Data collection for the national renovation plan – Case study for Czech Republic | Petr Holub, Chance for Buildings
  • Benefits from sharing data and the open data concept – The GBPN & BPIE glossary in buildings | Jens Laustsen, Global Buildings Performance Network
  • Questions and Answers


HOW TO VIEW: Each presentation or Q&A session in the agenda is a separate video within an integrated playlist. You may watch the whole webinar from start to end, skip videos by clicking on >|, or click on PLAYLIST and jump straight to the video you want.


The original announcement for this event can be found here.



The use of Open Data to monitor and to improve public buildings efficiency is rather interesting. Cresme consulting (URL: http://www.cresmeconsulting.net/) is developing a specific method and procedure which will allow municipalities to regularly collect energy consumption data of their buildings. The data collected are related to the characteristics of the buildings, to their effective use and to the climatic conditions. Such a service is called Planergy™ and it is supported by a specific methodology and a web based software system (currently under development). Experimental tests on single buildings are currently in progress within some municipalities in Italy. The main goal of Planergy™ is to employ internal personnel to collect energy consumption data (both actual and past) regarding almost all municipality buildings. Both manual and instrumental procedures are foreseen for collecting data, depending on available resources. The initiative can be related to the accomplishment of SEAP tasks and it aims at constructing an empirical and approximated but exhaustive energy efficiency frame of the whole public real estate stock. Criticalities and priorities can be identified and managed according to a holistic and rational approach. The initiative is complementary and preparatory to focused interventions of technicians or ESCO on particular buildings which could be activated by following a quantitative, cost-effective approach. As an internal long term monitoring service, Planergy™ will support an empirical evaluation of energy improvement initiatives and comparison among similar buildings. Planegy™ will allow the publication of buildings energetic behavior as Open Data. A specific ontology (OWL language) is currently under development.

The new manual for statistics on energy consumption in households by the EUROSTAT gives an additional information on buildings data availability (i.e. energy consumption) across Europe. The manual is available at: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/publ...