11th Oct 2019
Earlier this summer, IES delivered a workshop together with fellow 4RinEU project partner and coordinator, Eurac Research, at the Sustainable Places Conference in Cagliari, Italy. The workshop was centred around the topic of building data management and was targeted primarily at local municipalities and managers dealing with deep retrofit and energy efficiency in general.
The workshop provided an introduction to the Sensible Building Data Handler – one of the key technologies underpinning the 4RinEU project – which is aimed at gathering, organising and preparing for analysis the vast amount of data needed in the various phases of a deep renovation project. The tool facilitates the collection of monitored data, both for the pre-renovation state of the building and the post-renovation performance. This data can in turn be used to ensure that the virtual behaviour of the building accurately represents its real status, to evaluate the efficacy of the renovation after it is completed and to communicate the actual performance of the building to the building users.
As part of their introduction to the Sensible Building Data Handler, attendees were given an overview of the IES developed tool, core to the 4RinEU project, iSCAN. The technology is currently being deployed across the 4RinEU pilot demo sites to enable intelligent data interrogation and visualisation of key performance indicators through customised dashboards. The workshop also detailed the monitoring infrastructure, deployed by project partners ADERMA and Eurac Research, which collects all of the pre- and post-retrofit data into a single database and then feeds in to iSCAN where data from any source, format or time series can be organised, interrogated and used to create interactive data visualisations through flexible iDashboards. These dashboards are currently being used across the demo sites to communicate key information, for example, the energy and comfort performance of each building, in a clear and graphically appealing way.
The workshop was a great success, with high levels of attendee engagement and open discussion. The 4RinEU consortium now plan to develop more specific training around the subject of building monitored data in response to audience demand.
Read more on the 4RinEU website.
View the IES slides here.