EDI-Net, a Horizon 2020 project, assists in building cities' and regions' capacity to more effectively implement sustainable energy policies. Therefore it is analysing short time series metered energy and water data from public buildings, from renewable energy systems and from building energy management systems (BEMNS) in order to reduce energy consumption and to save money.
This initiative can help monitor the implementation of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SEAPs) or cities' or regions' local Climate Protection Plans. It can also help set financial budgets for energy and water consumption. Three Key Demonstration Sites -Catalonia (Spain), Leicester (UK) and Nuremberg (Germany)- will provide useful knowledge and experience.
The project's objectives are to enable public authorities to:
- Spread knowledge of the potential to use information from smart energy and water meter data
- Engage more effectively with their building users/managers to promote sustainable energy
- Deliver sustainable energy policy more effectively
- Improve networking and knowledge transfer at the European level on benchmarking of public authority buildings to share best practice
What can EDI-Net offer?
It will make energy consumption in communities' public buildings more visible:
- by using EDI-Net data analytics,
- by benchmarking your city's or public authority's public buildings,
- by spreading knowledge, experience and best practice in the EDI-Net online forum,
- by peer-to-peer education.
As a partner of the EDI-Net initiative, your city or region can:
- save energy, water and money by using information from meters,
- be part of EDI-Net campaigning and networking activities,
- use information to engage with decision makers, finance managers and building users.