Central Europe has a high potential for deploying local and regional energy systems based on renewable energy generation and energy conservation but it is important to trigger bottom up initiatives improving energy efficiency approaches. Attention is being paid to the improvement of energy efficiency of existing buildings as they are accountable for large electric power consumption with an annual growth rate of around 4 percent. It is one of the major challenges for public authorities to reduce energy in existing public buildings without significant construction works.
Therefore, public authorities need to be equipped with simple but useful tools and methodologies for proper energy management. The project aims to improve the governance of energy efficiency in existing public buildings and ultimately reduce energy consumption in different Central European areas, especially those less advanced in low carbon approach. For this purpose the OnePlace platform to transfer the knowledge to other regions of Europe will be developed. With the development and implementation of the 3D energy management system and pilot actions, the project will show an innovative approach towards energy auditing of buildings.
The Municipal school complex Lindfeld consists of primary school, comprehensive school, polytechnical school and sports hall at Lindfeld in Judenburg. The environmental department has set up an energy monitoring of the buildings to get a detailed overview of the energy consumption and related costs. Based on energy monitoring and an energy audit of the building structure and heating system, weak points have been identified. An optimisation of heating hydraulics and regulation shall be carried out, now the operator is working on financing the project. Within these measures, we expect to lower energy consumption and energy costs on the one hand, on the other hand an optimized system will also be easier to be handled and operated in future. The partnership is also developing a web-based platform called OnePlace which will help other municipalities and building operators to finance, develop and use such solutions in the future.
BOOSTEE-CE project activities (WP1-2) presented at the 3DGeoInfo event, organized within the GeoDelft 2018 bunch of conferences (https://www.tudelft.nl/geodelft2018/). Among its activities, the project is developing a practical and user-friendly web tool - 3DEMS - based on heterogeneous databases and 3D building models (LOD1 and LOD2) to provide easy access to buildings energy information and allow policy makers to better plan strategies and retrofits.
On 18-19 October 2018 the partnership will gather in the city of Zlín (Czech Republic) for the 4th partner meeting. Zlín is famous for the Bata shoemaker company, which is still a family-owned business and started originally in Zlín.
We will discuss the OnePlace platform, our pilot actions, energy efficiency financing among others, stay tuned for more information!
THEMATIC WORK PACKAGE 4
Thematic Work Package 4 will focus on the implementation of a transnational strategy and dedicated financing roadmaps necessary to achieve energy efficiency goals. New financial approaches will be developed in public institutions which will move energy efficiency practices into the daily practice.
THEMATIC WORK PACKAGE 1
Thematic Work Package 1 has produced the first 3D building models starting from the available geospatial data collected in the pilot areas. The 3D geometries will be used in the project tool (OnePlace) to access and visualize energy-related information (consumptions, heat looses, PV potential, etc.)