IEDE researchers help to develop new energy bench-marking tool for the UK's non-domestic buildings
25 July 2019
Researchers from the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering have worked with CIBSE to produce a new energy bench-marking tool for the UK's non-domestic buildings.
Over the past year, UCL IEDE and the CIBSE have worked closely to develop a new energy benchmarking tool for the UK’s non-domestic buildings. The online platform aims to provide relevant and reliable benchmarks that represent the current trends of energy use in buildings for various stakeholders such as designers, managers and policy makers. Driven by large energy data from across the sector the tool takes on a more dynamic approach to keep the information up-to-date.
IEDE’s research and expertise on energy benchmarking played a key part in developing the tool. This includes developing the underlying database and the processing engine for deriving benchmarks, and contribution towards the design of the user-interface. A beta version of the tool is now available for testing user experience via the following link: https://cibse.org/knowledge/energy-benchmarking-tool-beta-version
In the following years, IEDE and the CIBSE will continue to review and update the benchmarks as and when new data becomes available. Further development of the tool will also enable users to upload their energy and contextual data, which will be explored for providing more reliable and relevant benchmarks.
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