Data Hub

Italy's Data Hub

ENEA presented their Data Hub project in a Workshop on "Methodologies and instruments supporting Local Energy Planning", held in Turin last April. The Pilot output (DIPENDE - Database Integrato per la Pianificazione ENergetica dei Distretti E dilizi) is an integrated dataset and an analysis model combining estimated building performance data from EPCs, with bottom-up information on recent energy services and products installations and housing status, which can be used as a tool to support decision making at regional and municipal level. To date DIPENDE has been delivered and implemented for Lombardy region only, but the prospective for wider applications is enabled by the present legislative context. The aim is to facilitate analysis and visualization of the energy performance of the building stock: for public authorities, to enhance control, monitoring, planning and, for private actors, to establish marketing and business strategies.

Netherlands's Data Hub

RVO currently supports the national programme Block to Block. In this programme 12 consortia of local authorities and market will each improve the energy efficiency of at least 2,000 existing dwellings. New ways of financing the investments in energy efficiency is an important part of the project. Further, RVO is involved in the development and implementation of several national revolving funds for energy efficiency in residential buildings. For co-financing banks were close partners in this project.

Scotland's (UK) Data Hub

The Energy Saving Trust has a very strong relationship with the Scottish Government and administers the EPC Register for Scotland. In addition, EST provides a range of services based around the EPC data in Scotland including making EPC data available to all Scottish Local Authorities. EST adds value to the EPC data by cleansing it, addressing erroneous records and systematic biases in the Register and by statistically modelling an EPC value for very property that does not currently have a real EPC.

Slovakia's Data Hub

The Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) has a strong relationship with the Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia (UTCS).

Many local authorities have developed strategies for retrofit under the Covenant of Mayors.

In regards to that, UTCS has organized and is managing the Slovak National Covenant Networking Platform.

Better data about the retrofit potential in their cities helped in the delivery of those strategies.