On 20 January 2022, BuiltHub hosted its first of six webinars. Entitled "Building a sustainable and meaningful data flow of the EU building stock," the session was attended by 50 participants.
Facilitated by Roman Mendle (Coordinator Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience · ICLEI Europe), the session kicked off with a brief introduction of BuiltHub by project Coordinator Ulrich Filippi (Senior Researcher Institute for Renewable Energy · EURAC Research). Ulrich summarised BuiltHub‘s objectives and achievements so far, and outlined some challenges and open questions before the expert panel took the floor.
Roel Vermeiren (Renovation Strategy advisor · Flemish Energy Agency) spoke of the role of (energy and building) data to support implementation of the Renovation Strategy 2050 and EPBD and EPCs policies in the Flemish Region. Maria Söderlind (Open data lead · Umeå kommun) shared experiences based on the Umeå Open Data Platform, giving examples of data sets that stakeholders find useful and respond positively to, as well as common barriers to open data sharing and analysis.
Daniela Bachner (Project Adviser LIFE Energy · European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)) gave her personal take on success factors for a sustainable European data collection to make the building stock more efficient across the board. Andrew Knight (International Data Standards Director · RICS) spoke about data standardisation across the built environment and how is a key to improving the performance of the sector. "Creating a common understanding of data starts with a common language, by calling things with the same name." he said.
The session featured stimulating conversation from our expert panel and the thoughtful questions from the audience. The presentation on BuiltHub and the recording of the session are now available online! Stay tuned here for more BuiltHub events.