Data on the energy performance of buildings made public
If the measurement data on the energy and water consumption of buildings could be publicly compared, energy efficiency would improve more rapidly than it does now. Residents' awareness of energy-efficient solutions would also improve.
What kind of problem is the project trying to solve?
At the moment, the measurement data on the energy and water consumption of buildings cannot be compared publicly. The possibility to do it would, however, be useful from the point of view of energy efficiency and sustainable development. Sharing the measurement data as open data could promote the development of energy-efficient solutions and make them more common.
Objective: improving the energy efficiency of regional construction projects
The City of Espoo implements a project on the public use of the measurement data obtained from buildings. It is aimed at improving the energy performance of buildings in regional development projects.
The procedure called The public use of measurement data (Mittaustiedon julkinen käyttö, MJK) includes the collection of data on the energy and water consumption and the energy production of buildings and a public comparison of the energy performance of buildings based on that data.
The development area of Finnoo, which will be an example of energy efficient area based on the principles of sustainable development, has been chosen as a pilot area for the procedure. The plan is to first develop a functioning model for collecting, processing and presenting the data. The model will then be tested in two high-rise buildings to be built in Finnoo.
The construction of new buildings in the area will begin between 2018 and 2019. The aim is to expand the practice to all new construction projects in Finnoo and, at the same time, to create a model that is also easy to copy to other areas.
The primary purpose of the collected measurement data is to examine and compare the energy performance of buildings. However, sharing the measurement data as open data may contribute to the development of energy-efficient solutions much more widely.
Making the energy performance of buildings public knowledge is also likely to increase residents' awareness of energy-efficient solutions and the makers of those solutions.
Residents, developers and the authorities responsible for building projects.
Progress of the project
Public use of measurement data to promote the energy performance of buildings in regional construction projects
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