Online data portals for buildings performance

An overview article by Ingeborg Nolte, Senior Communication Manager at BPIE, for BuildUp

2012 saw the launch of an impressive number of online portals sharing data and analysis on energy efficiency in buildings. These online portals should be profitable not only to research, consultancy and academia but also to policy makers keen to base decision making on robust data.

Open data portals, the gateway to strong policy making

Better data is required to develop strong policies towards more energy efficient buildings. As strategies for the energy performance of buildings evolve and become more complex, policy-makers need more and better data to design and evaluate policies and programmes, make comparisons and to put in place monitoring systems that permit measurement of the progress of the various policy instruments.

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