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As the places where we live and work, buildings are the natural interface between citizens and energy, and the places where the energy use patterns of tomorrow are shaped, from sole energy consumption to self-consumption and demand management.
It is therefore crucial to have a more accurate picture of buildings in the EU through the data available: municipal data on building properties, geographical data, climatic data, real estate information, digital data including on building systems and appliances, housing status and quality, health related aspects for instance in connection to local air pollutants, etc.
This data will often go beyond the strict individual building level and cover wider areas geographically or thematically (e.g. local pollution data, level(s) indicators on sustainability, economic indicators), such as local air quality, clean mobility, smart cities, transportation systems, smart grids, observations of Earth, cadaster information, energy consumption data, geographic information systems, thermographic information, etc.
The aim of the project "Better data for better buildings - understanding the role of big data" is to carry out a holistic analysis of big data usage in the EU built environment, focusing on the identification of possible challenges and bottlenecks that may constitute an obstacle to advancing the uses of big data applications / initiatives.
The following questionnaire aims to bring together a wide range of the most important stakeholders and map their needs and experiences in order to develop solutions supporting the future development of big data in the EU built environment.
Therefore, your invaluable knowledge and experience will be a great contribution to shaping the future of building environment in the EU through the use of big data.
The questionnaire is brief and features questions on experience with big data, respective regulation and future outlooks on big data.