Advanced data-driven monitoring of building stock energy performance

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL5-2021-D4-01-03


Demand side solutions and improved energy efficiency are among the most cost effective ways to support the transition to climate neutrality, reduce pollution and raw materials use, to create inclusive growth and employment in Europe, to bring down costs for consumers, to reduce our import dependency and redirect investments towards smart and sustainable infrastructure. The transition to a decentralised and climate neutral energy system will greatly benefit from the use of digital technologies which will enable buildings and industrial facilities to become inter-active elements in the energy system by optimising energy consumption, distributed generation and storage and vis-à-vis the energy system. They will also trigger new business opportunities and revenue streams for up-graded, innovative energy services which valorise energy savings and flexible consumption.


– Enhance the collection and quality of energy and related (e.g. life cycle) data for buildings through various sources.
– Explore approaches to integrate dynamic data from buildings (e.g. coming from sensors) with metering static data, statistical data, and other types of data .
– Ensure the proposed approaches build on interoperability and cloud-based solutions that and allow for seamless collection and use of data from the buildings, systems and subsystems.
– Develop new or enhance existing open source data analytics dashboards and prediction tools.
– Develop improved tools for digital simulation and digital twinning.
– Develop, enhance and integrate existing open data sharing platforms, including where relevant by refining and integrating building data reference architectures and making links with relevant data spaces.
– Contribute to the development of open access and standardised European buildings data repositories, also supporting the development of related EU initiatives.
– Promote fair data management practices to ensure findability, accessibility, interoperability and re-usability of data.
– Seek to ensure from the design phase that the project is developed with a view to integrate its results/deliverables under a digital building logbook.
– Demonstrate digital data exchange platforms for building. The solutions should be interoperable and able to interact with grid management platforms.
– Demonstrate real use cases with business potential (e.g. smart energy services) valorising high quality building performance data,.
– Demonstrate that the proposed solutions allow to significantly improve the monitoring of the building stock performance, taking into consideration all relevant aspects (e.g. environmental, economic, and social ones).


– More robust, improved and consistent monitoring of performance (energy and other relevant aspects, such as indoor environment quality and life cycle) of buildings across the European sectors and through the whole value chain.
– Better informed planning of building infrastructure and better informed investment decision-making for designing future buildings and building processes.
– Successfully tested smart energy services on the basis of advanced, high-quality building stock performance data.
– Significant and measurable increase in the use of open, real-time and reliable building data from multiple sources.
– Development of accurate methods that facilitate collection of data from the building stock.
– Better availability of big data and big data analysis facilities for real-life scale research, simulation and policy-making.
– More effective implementation of EU policies that drive the transition to a green, digital and sustainable economy, and contribute to enhance the quality of the building stock across the board (e.g. quality of life and working, inclusiveness and accessibility, etc.).

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