The BuiltHub Platform

The overall aim of the BuiltHub project is to define a roadmap and vision for a durable (FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) ​dataflow and collection enabling to characterise the EU building stock​. The project aims to do so by developing a robust and resilient web-based IT Infrastructure (platform) that allows for collecting and extracting building performance and characteristics related data. BuiltHub will support transforming the data into information and knowledge by offering dedicated uses and services for platform users and beneficiaries, such as policy makers (EU, national and local authorities)​.

In the development phase of the platform, we are looking to answer:

  • how to easily, reliably and responsibly collect data?
  • which are the most needed and meaningful data (and metadata) to be collected for an effective building stock transformation?
  • what processes the data collected and processed will support?

Drawing on and feeding back into existing data sets and repositories, such as the EU Building Stock Observatory, as well as on those of hundreds of stakeholders contacted through BuiltHub stakeholder engagement tasks, the platform will support the establishmen of a European data hub and community and enable BuiltHub partners to make a succinct assessment of Europe's building stock and its progress towards decarbonisation. The assessments and approaches developed will also inform the BuiltHub roadmap towards a sustainable and responsible EU building stock data flow, storage and processing and support closing the data gap.

Once finalised, the platform will serve as a web-based building stock data hub offering a data repository and information platform that is updated and used by an active network of users from all over Europe, who, with their data, are driving the energy transition and building stock transformation forward.

The following timeline is foreseen for the BuiltHub platform development:

  1. IT platform alpha version available by end of 2021
  2. Beta version available at the end 2022 to be populated and tested by pioneer users​
  3. Optimised platform and comprehensive engaged user community by the end of 2023.

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Who is using BuiltHub?

Lead-users

Stakeholders who can directly apply platform results, knowledge and feed in their data for their benefit, such as:

  • Construction and renovation companies
  • Academia and research institutions
  • Public and private utilities and aggregators
  • Facility managers
  • Real estate developers
End-users

Stakeholders who will exploit the platform for their activities and eventually provide data in return, such as:

  • National, regional and local governments, particularly policy-makers and regulators
  • Engineers, architects and professionals related to the building value chain (e.g. independent consultants)
     
Multipliers

Strategic stakeholders  well placed to widely share platform results, such as:

  • Property owners, local and international housing and building associations
  • Local government networks
  • Specialised national, international and EU (energy) agencies
  • NGOs dealing with energy efficiency in buildings