CCT3 Impact, Capacity and Data

There is overall a lack of data on buildings energy performance and often it is only possible to access data on either building characteristics or on energy consumption only, while both sets of data should be combined in order to assess the impact of policies. Access to good data can be costly and collecting large amounts of buildings data as a self-standing exercise can be expensive. Using already existing systems and tools that provide buildings related data as a by- product, e.g. data from certification and inspection of technical systems, as well as smart buildings and smart meters, can be more cost-effective.

CCT3 sets focus on impact with a view to document if policies work or not. It also handles the related topics on data / data quality and capacity.

Big data is a new topic to be considered, along with the developments in storage capability and the possibility to collect larger sets of data, as this provides new ways to evaluate impact of policies. CCT3 supports activities on increased quality of data and seeks potential synergies with the Building Stock Observatory and other initiatives.

This core theme leads work and reports progress on the following articles of the Directive 2010/31/EU:

  • Article 18 – Independent control systems
  • Article 19 – Review
  • Article 27 – Penalty systems
  • Annex II – Penalty systems for certification and inspection.
  • Collaboration with other CAs and projects on data and impact assessment.

CCT3 supports work on data and assessment of impact in connection to renovation strategies, new and existing buildings, as well as assessment of impact and collection of data from certification and inspection. The team also supports better data projects as a precondition to implementation and evaluation of policies.

Key topics for CCT3:

  • Assessment of impact of most articles of the EPBD
  • Methodology for impact assessment
  • Collection of data and quality of data
  • Government capacity and capacity in the different chains of business

Led by the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning (Croatia) – Maja Marija Nahod