The Belgian Hub started from scratch. Its main goal is to raise awareness, a knowledge platform, with two main target groups: policy makers and service providers. The available information will support policy makers to undertake policy measures or incentive programs based on relevant information. In a second step, service providers will have access to leads of consumers interested in renovations in a certain area.
An important part of the information presented in the hub is obtained via the households. The active involvement of the households is going to be supported by the cities or the DSOs who are in direct contact and with a larger penetration. The collected data relates to the building situation, interest in renovation as well as family composition and energy consumption. As an incentive to fill in the data, households receive a benchmark of their energy consumption with the Flemish average consumption of similar building, similar family.
The information is collected via VITO who setup a public website for the households to input their data. Likewise VITO checks that all the data meets the high quality standard and confidentiality requirement demanded.