Workshop delves into the needs and values of BuiltHub platform users
25 March 2022
On 25 March, BuiltHub hosted its first of six workshops. Entitled "Co-creating an impactful and user-friendly platform," the session was attended by 45 participants.
Facilitated by Judit Kokat, Project Manager at Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), the session kicked off with a brief introduction of BuiltHub by project Coordinator Ulrich Filippi (Senior Researcher Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research). Ulrich set the scene by summarising BuiltHub‘s objectives and achievements so far.
Dimitrios Athanasiou of DG Energy took the floor to share the latest updates on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive revision negotiations and detailed a few of the data related provisions. Mr. Athanasiou also provided an update on the new and upcoming service contract for the Building Stock Observatory stands, sharing that the call would be managed by CINEA and that focus for the next round would be on: indicators prioritising, interface improvements, quality assurance, autonomous data collection, statistical analysis, among other developments.
This was followed by a practical presentation by Jonathan Villot and Maximilien Brossard, co-founders of URBS, who presented IMOPE, the French building's observatory (presentation). This platform and database provides detailed knowledge of the building stock and thus supports better management of housing policies in France! Many commonalities and shared objectives between IMOPE/URBS and BuiltHub were identified.
Next, divided into breakout groups to delve into the needs and values of users, an important factor for the BuiltHub Platform’s success. Participants saw the first version of the BuiltHub platform architecture (presentation), gained insight into the data collected thus far (presentation), as received a sneak peek of the first visualisations (presentation).
The sessions featured thoughtful points and questions from the audience, which were then shared again in the whole group.