Methodologies for energy performance assessment based on location data

Policies and Targets
Technology and Standards
Urban Areas

This workshop is jointly organised by the Directorate B – Growth and Innovation - Digital Economy Unit and the Directorate C – Energy, Transport and Climate - Energy Efficiency and Renewables Unit of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Objectives of the workshop

During these days a number of presentations will highlight the challenges that are encountered when running projects or developing method for a proper integration of energy systems in our society, in particular the built environment. Up to 40% of final energy consumption is in the residential and tertiary building sector and has an important energy reduction potential and hence a contribution to reduce the GHG emissions in Europe.
The recent technologies for gathering and elaborating data have to be employed and could contribute importantly to the goal of improving energy usage: “doing more with less”energy. So far the JRC team has produced a feasibility study and started a dedicated pilot project on location data for buildings related energy efficiency policies1. The workshop is an opportunity to share information, integrate stakeholders view and set the ground for mutual collaboration.

The first event organised was the workshop on “Spatial data for modelling building stock
energy needs” held at JRC in Ispra 23-25 November 2015 (Proceedings)

Aim of this workshop

The aim of this second workshop is to discuss different approaches and methodologies to assess energy efficiency measures as well as energy usage and monitoring of energy flows at building, urban and regional level. The objective is also to share experience in developing methodologies that deal with big data about energy flows in the building area. The aim is to support energy efficiency policies and scope a pilot to establish a harmonised approach supporting European Directives on Energy Efficiency, Energy Performance of Buildings, INSPIRE and the Covenant of Mayors initiative using INSPIRE as a ‘location’ framework.


The workshop will focus on presentations and discussions on selected studies from cities, EU projects on the topic of the development of a methodology for monitoring of public and nonpublic buildings. Building energy related consumption data (e.g. electricity, gas, water and other) are subject to study in order to gain expertise on big-data evaluation and quality for the assessment of energy usage in buildings, urban and regional areas.



Maria Teresa BORZACCHIELLO The European Union Location Framework
Giacomo MARTIRANO Background information on the JRC Energy Pilot
Building Energy and Location
JRC Energy & Cities project; from building to urban area
Vittorio VERDA DIMMER project - Energy Efficiency Engines: Primary Energy Savings at a District Level
Piergiorgio CIPRIANO

Spatial features, energy semantics and data issues

Volker COORS Towards an European Platform for Urban Energy Simulation
Martinus VRANKEN Using location data to implement policies on energy performance if buildings: use cases from the Netherlands
Paul RUYSSEVELT International Energy Agency (IEA) - Energy in Buildings and Communities: 
Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology:
Analysis of real building energy use at scale
  3DStock and SimStock
Jordi CARBONELL Energy and Location - CIMNE point of view
Guglielmina MUTANI

Space heating models for residential buildings and the influence of urban variables. The case study of residential buildings in Turin (Italy) 

Bruno PEUPORTIER Energy simulation of buildings and urban projects - Spatial data input, use of measurements, "big data"
Urban PERSSON Heat Roadmap Europe: Methodologies for Spatial Analysis in Demand and Resource Mapping
Nina DETLEFSEN Detailed haeting data - What can it be used for?
Henrik MADSEN Methods for using online and spatial data for energy systems


Please note that the participation in the workshop is by invitation. The handouts will be shared today (07.09.16)

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