Services and business models to support policy making and policy impact assessment. They will be targeting three main elements revolving around policies at different scales: Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans, Energy Performance Certificates and impact assessment of EU policies for buildings.
Services to support SECAPs impact assessment, implementation and monitoring
New and innovative pathways in energy and environmental policy planning will be provided, as well as the related market actors, by analyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy mitigation actions’ data, as well as data from adaptation actions that are focusing on the above mentioned sectors, and supporting the local market development for the implementation of these actions. The pilot will retrieve data from SECAPs, as well as monitoring reports, not only from the Covenant of Mayors, but other databases (e.g. carbon Climate Registry) or initiatives at the national level (Lighthouse cities, etc.), analyze and integrate them in apposite sectoral actions at the local/ regional/ national level. ICLEI members will be also involved in the pilot implementation, providing access to large-scale real datasets.
Next generation energy performance assessment and certification
To this end, a pilot to exploit EPCs with the deployment of big data is proposed, having a EREN (Regional Energy Agency) as the main actor and responsible of triggering action. MATRYCS solutions will be deployed to support harmonization and data share of EPCs, facilitate their compliance and checking procedures and finally (3) contribute to de-risking investments in the EE sector, by analyzing the refurbishment options contained in Energy Performance Certificates. An accurate calculation system of the actual energy savings obtained with building’s refurbishments will be developed, based on the assessment of the final energy consumption in the EPCs and the real consumption data from the smart meters.
Data - driven policy making and policy impact assessment for energy efficient buildings
The public, cooperative and social housing providers, represented by Housing Europe, are in position to play a leading role in this transition, as they are already key drivers of the renovation efforts across Europe. However, the role of the sector in the successful implementation of the future European Green Deal cannot be overestimated but could benefit from the right policy and financial framework. To this end, in extensive processing of these data will be applied, in order to elaborate and categorize policy instruments and risk mitigation strategies, as well as to identify best practices on right policy and financial framework which can be considered as a basis for benchmarking and for policy implementation.