Request2Action is a project across nine European countries co-funded by the European Commission. Its focus is on how data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), alongside other data, can be used to promote home energy efficiency.
Governments, organisations, private companies and individual households all have a different role to play in making Europe's homes energy efficient. Each of these groups can benefit from better data about the opportunity for energy saving - how much can different types of homes save by installing different energy efficiency measures? Information collected in the preparation of EPC are a rich source of data and Request2Action particularly aims to make this data widely available.
Request2Action involves pilot projects focused on the following areas:
- Monitoring the uptake of EPC recommendations
- Enhancing self-assessment advice for householders - how much can I save in MY home?
- Providing effective data from EPCs to different organisations and companies, who need to understand the energy saving opportunity in their country or region
- Developing national hubs that will make data available and provide other relevant information and link supply & demand side stakeholders
Within this project, five hubs are being developed by ADENE (PT), CRES (GR), ENEA (IT), EST (UK) and VITO (BE), each tailored-made to their specific country situation:
- The ADENE’s hub is designed as an innovative platform to connect supply and demand in the energy efficiency sector, and to boost the implementation of improvement measures.It will be launched at the beginning of 2017.
- CRES has developed a Hub that provides a wide range of information related to energy renovation solutions for buildings to building owners, trades people, investors, developers and policy makers. It was launched in December 2015
- ENEA’s Hub is conceived as a networking platform for citizens, trades people, experts and public authorities. The hub had a soft launch in April 2016.
- The EST’s Hub integrates and adds functionality to existing data-driven energy saving advice services provided by EST. The targeted users of the hub are home owners, supply chain, policy makers and community energy groups. This hub is going to be launched in October 2016.
- VITO’s Hub is designed as a knowledge platform for stimulating policy makers and the service providers. It will display the status of the building stock as well as the renovation intentions. The hub is foreseen to be launched in December 2016.
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