Objectives

The objectives of this first work package involves coordinating, communicating, and managing the project and its partners successfully and in a timely fashion.

Description of Work

  • Set-up the project organisation, establish a collaboration plan and define the framework and work plan for all partners
  • Coordinate the Project Management Committee (PMC) and manage the project
  • Administer the project’s data management plan
  • Interact with the project’s advisory board
  • Construct an ethics protocol for the project to ensure it identifies and meets requirements around responsible research practice

Objectives

As part of this work package, EERAdata identifies structure and defines the key indicators and variables for the socio-economic, environmental and energy supply-side analyses.

The purpose of these analyses is to compile and merge a set of Energy Efficiency goals, renovation strategies and principles with existing policies and current strategies.

Description of Work

  • Assess national, regional and local policies, specific regulations and directives to depict the legal and regulatory situation
  • Identify, define and develop indicators, variables and typologies of data to measure EE impacts regarding the socio-economic dimension (socio-economic analysis)
  • Identify, define and develop indicators, variables and typologies of data concerning the environmental analysis of energy efficiency measures (environmental analysis)
  • Identify, define and develop indicators, variables and typologies of data for the supply-side impact analysis
  • Assess and validate key indicators, variables and methodologies through three case studies

Objectives

This work package involves the development of the impact assessment system which will be actioned on by the EERAdata decision-support tool (DST). Also, EERAdata will establish an overview of currently available data to analyse the existing building stock at regional and government levels. Finally, the project will define the requirements of the EERAdata tool based on workshops with frontrunner partners and advisory board members.

Description of Work

  • Conduct a detailed analysis of existing systems that can be used for building performance simulation
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of building stock data
  • Develop the EERAdata system for impact assessment and comparison of local characteristics to existing data on national and European level
  • Test and finalise the system with frontrunner partners and advisory board members
  • Define requirements for the EERAdata decision-support tool

Objectives

The objectives of this work package are to collect and organise the information for which the EERAdata tool will draw on in its impact assessment. The data will then be sorted and prepared for analysis by the EERAdata tool.

Description of Work

  • Collect building stock data
  • Collect and integrate socio-economic data
  • Collect and integrate environmental and energy data for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Clean and prepare the acquired data to improve its quality
  • Develop guidelines and best practice for data cleaning and preparation

Objectives

This work package focuses on developing the structure, the functions and the software of the decision-support tool (DST).

Description of Work

  • Design the DST software, functions and interface based on the user requirements identified in WP3 and on the methods and key variables chosen in WP2
  • Implement algorithms for data analytics
  • Implement tool components following the general scientific and functional needs
  • Integrate the different components into a single software application and perform tests for validation

Objectives

This WP will define the implementation process for the EERAdata tool’s testing phase and the evaluation procedures used when testing the Decision Support Tool (DST)  The findings will be used to improve and finalise the EERAdata tool. The pilots will be carried out in three sites: the municipalities of Copenhagen and Velenje and the Andalusian Energy Agency.

Description of Work

  • Define the pilot scenarios and setup the pilot environment considering all user specific requirements
  • Fully operate and test the EERAdata tool pilot experiments in real life settings and monitor the operation of the DST to assure maximum system operability
  • Validate the results of the tool testing regarding the data collection and integration of environmental and socio-economic impacts

Objectives

The main ambition of this work package is to connect relevant policy-makers on different levels and engage them into the process of identifying the most favourable scenarios for the future developments of the energy sector with a clear incline towards investment into EE improvements on the demand side.

Description of Work

  • Identify and engage key stakeholders as primary target users of the developed method and tool
  • Establish regional networks of key stakeholders on the transnational level and facilitate co-operation and active engagement on various existing platforms
  • Ensure scalability and replicability of the developed solutions across the EU territory and beyond, by carrying out a comprehensive analysis of regional/national specifics in terms of applying the DST in area-specific processes of building renovation
  • Demonstrate the DST application in the context of vertical policy integration (EU->Member state->Region/local community)
  • Draw specific policy recommendations on the basis of experience acquired by applying the tool in pilot activities
  • Create notable geographical outreach and multiplicator impact by supporting the adoption of the developed approach and tool amongst secondary implementers

Objectives

The objective of this work package is to coordinate project-wide communication and dissemination activities to ensure project awareness, knowledge sharing, and the dissemination of project results.

Description of Work

  • Develop and implement a tailored communication and dissemination plan to communicate information about the EERAdata project, its activities, and results to its target audiences, including national, local and regional government, policy makers, and energy agencies
  • Disseminate information to key stakeholder groups (government, policy-makers, energy agencies, the research community) on the project results to stimulate the uptake of the decision-support tool developed by the project
  • Elaborate the exploitation plan for the project to organise the consortium’s exploitation activities, including the identification of potential markets and customer segments for project outputs
  • Establish an online and media presence for the project via the website, social media, videos and reaching out to specialised press and media outlets for the general public