Analyzing Current Systems for Building Management: A Step Towards the Smart Data Hub

Date: 27.05.2024
In preparation for developing a Smart Data Hub, it is crucial to evaluate the existing building management systems used by participating countries and institutions in the MESTRI-CE project. This comprehensive analysis aims to identify the tools currently in use and the parameters considered relevant when analyzing building portfolios.

Diverse Approaches Across Europe

The analysis revealed a variety of approaches across the participating countries. In South Tyrol, Italy, a tool developed as part of a European project and continuously updated is already in use. Conversely, Poland employs several different tools for building management. A common finding was the frequent use of energy management tools, although no dedicated applications for renovation and portfolio analysis exist. Comprehensive portfolio analyses and renovation proposals are rarely conducted, highlighting a significant gap.

Focus Areas for the Smart Data Hub

To address these gaps, the development of the Smart Data Hub will concentrate on several key categories:

  1. Portfolio Management
    • The tool should facilitate analyses at both the individual project level and the entire portfolio level, enabling a comprehensive understanding of building performance.
  2. Renovation Concept
    • Post-portfolio analysis, the tool should generate renovation concepts for individual buildings, providing a solid foundation for further planning.
  3. Renovation Measures
    • The tool should offer a holistic view of renovation concepts and provide realistic individual measures that can be combined into a comprehensive renovation package.
  4. Data Entry
    • Accurate and detailed data entry is essential for all subsequent assessments and calculations, serving as the cornerstone for identifying suitable renovation measures.
  5. 3D Model and Thermal Simulation
    • For a holistic view of buildings at all levels, the tool should support data availability and preparation. Programs offering 3D models and thermal simulations are preferred for detailed thermal analyses.
  6. Compatibility with CRREM Path and EU Taxonomy
    • Long-term viability is crucial, especially for building owners with large portfolios. The tool should support assessments in line with the EU taxonomy and the CRREM path, ensuring compliance with relevant standards and requirements.

Moving Forward

The insights gained from this analysis provide a clear roadmap for developing the Smart Data Hub, which aims to fill existing gaps in building portfolio analysis. By focusing on these key categories, the MESTRI-CE project will enhance the ability to manage and renovate building portfolios effectively, promoting sustainability and energy efficiency across Europe.


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