Data is essential to understand how much a building consumes, how efficient it is and whether the internal comfort is adequate. But how to evaluate this data and see if it is still possible to improve the efficiency of a building? One solution is to compare it with other information from similar contexts: for example, how much does a building consume on average under certain climatic conditions? And how much energy can it produce from installed renewable energy systems?
Eurac Research – in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 ExcEED project partners – have developed a platform that makes this comparison possible. Through real monitoring data, you can evaluate the performance of your building and compare it with other buildings on the platform using specific indicators. The data are processed according to the current GDPR rules, keeping them anonymous and secure.
The platform is called enbuibench and, until autumn 2020, it can be used for free.
Owners of an individual building or real estate parks as well as public authorities can evaluate the behaviour of their buildings, both from the point of view of energy and comfort, using 27 parameters such as heating consumption per surface area and day degree, the production of photovoltaic energy compared to consumption, or the trend of temperature, humidity and internal CO2 .
Once you have entered your data and selected the indicator, different information will be displayed, this will allow you to understand possible improvements to be made to reduce energy consumption or possibly improve indoor comfort. The platform also allows you to manage your building by setting alerts when specific trends are out of the norm.
Link to free registration at enbuibench.