Digital Building Twins using Information from Energy Performance Certification for Smart Energy Systems

Solutions developed

EPC4SES is a project taking the diverging landscape of EPC in Europe, adding utility to EPC and thus introducing a new way for convergence and improvement of EPC quality. The project will co-develop applications with stakeholders, whilst securing privacy by design pairing building data. The best-ranked model-based prediction applications will be implemented as research prototypes using real data from the three pilot regions Andalucía, Berlin and Salzburg/Vienna, to quantify impacts and effort when erecting virtual (digital) twins of building pairs or quarters. All results and new ideas for supporting decarbonisation via virtual storage and interoperable smart energy systems will be fed back into the ERANET scientific community.

Main results

Proof of concept for generating RC(I) building models from EPC XML. Four pilots, demonstrating practical usage of model predictice control based on those models. System architecture for additional usage scenarios for forecasts and demand control targeting ESCOs and evaluation of impacts.