De-risking your sustainable investments

The Financial Institutions Forum

Green is the new black! Old news, we know, but you may still need to know more about how to direct your investments into a green and clean future.

With a targeted series of online events, the EN-TRACK consortium will not only introduce you to the functionalities and potential of the platform in development. We will also give you an opportunity to have your voice heard and contribute your knowledge on what data is needed to increase investment in unexplored areas of energy efficiency.

Join the EN-TRACK financial institutions forum to identify new investment opportunities and contribute to the innovation of data-driven benchmarking. Your contribution will help de-risk your investments in energy efficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which types of financial institutions is EN-TRACK for?

Any financial institution who is actively investing in energy assets and energy efficiency

refurbishments. Whether you are a fund manager at an investment fund or an analyst at a

commercial bank, we want to hear your needs when it comes to data.

Why should I care about EN-TRACK?

Because data is important, and real data is even more important. EN-TRACK provides you data from

thousands of buildings, data which has been measured and verified and which is also presented to

you with the level of reliability the dataset has according to the source. This access to real data, in a

platform with the tools to benchmark and compare energy efficiency investments, will open the door to de-risking your investments and help you discover new possibilities.

How will you do this?

The EN-TRACK platform builds on a proven infrastructure developed by CIMNE (SHERPA & EDI-Net platform). It will be utilising big data analytics to support better decision-making on the right energy efficiency investments. In addition to gathering data from large public building owners, EN-TRACK enables interoperability with well-known and trusted databases and tools such as DEEP, eQuad and EnerInvest. This provides an open-source big data platform capable of acquiring and harmonising data from multiple sources based international standardized description of building data and energy efficiency measures. In other words, a standardized data-driven approach to the evaluation of energy efficiency investments performance. By paving the way to an ecosystem of products and tools able to exchange data and offer complementary services without ambiguity and at low transactional costs EN-TRACK will de-risk green investments in energy efficiency.

What does EN-TRACK provide as output?

EN-TRACK provides various indicators of the financial and energy performance of buildings and EEMs. These indicators are at the core of the services of benchmarking and comparison purposes for financial institutions. In section 5.3 in deliverable D6.3 (below), the indicators relevant for financial institutions are presented alongside reflections upon how they can be used, and what users can learn from them. These outputs are accessed through the platform interface and are downloadable in Excel spreadsheet format.

Read more about this topic in deliverable D6.3, section 5.3

How do I use the output from the EN-TRACK platform?

You can use the EN-TRACK services and indicators in several ways, combined and as standalone outputs, and depending on your own internal investment criteria and strategy, they can serve to identify new opportunities and help in the decision-making process

  • Use EN-TRACK to identify low performing buildings
  • Identify costs and savings associated with your investment portfolio
  • Risk and sensitivity analysis of EEM portfolios in different settings
  • Assess and report on carbon savings
  • Identifying trends in EEM financial performance to improve investment strategies and financial forecasting
  • Looking at variations in financial performance across EEM portfolios to determine the portfolio's risk of underperformance
  • Track investments and performance in competing technologies
  • Identify replicable investment trends and strategies

Read more about this topic in deliverable D6.3, section 5.4

What are the different user roles/hierarchy in the EN-TRACK platform?

The platform provides two levels of content for the users depending on whether or not

they are registered data providers:

  • Visitor content: This perspective caters to non-data provider users who require access to anonymized benchmarking data. Users within this view can access benchmarking data without requiring registration on the platform. Notable users within this category include financial institutions
  • Client content: Designed for data providers, this view grants users access to comprehensive benchmarking and monitoring services. Users in this view must be registered data providers to utilize these detailed benchmarking and monitoring services A prime example of users within this category is building owners. Building owners can create an eQuad account and then seamlessly transfer their buildings and projects from EN-TRACK to eQuad. They can then be processed for {"for" or "by"?} financing and investment funds, property managers and financial institutions. These can then transfer their investment performance data back to EN-TRACK.

Read more about this topic in deliverable D6.4, section 3.1

How do I access the EN-TRACK outputs?

Section 3.2 in deliverable D6.4 (below) serves to guide users through the platform's key sections and help them familiarise themselves with the functionalities of each section. Financial Institutions and other non-data providers can access these functionalities without registering on the platform, enabling them to get a fast start on exploiting the platform to the full.

Read more about this topic in deliverable D6.4, section 3.2

How do I access financial and energy performance indicators for buildings and EEMs

Section 4 (Sourcing outputs) in deliverable D6.4 (below) provides instructions for accessing the diverse range of financial and energy performance indicators for buildings and EEMs provided by EN-TRACK. The performance monitoring and benchmarking of buildings cover three aspects: energy consumption, energy cost, and energy consumption related CO2 emissions.

Read more about this topic in deliverable D6.4, section 4

What about integration towards other platforms?

As the EN-TRACK platform development is being finalized, the integration with Joule Assets eQuad platform is also progressing. It is expected that the use case scenario for some investors will change once this integration is in place and therefore the document below along with any subsequent communication and/or material will be updated accordingly with additional material on eQuad.

Read more about this topic in deliverable D6.4, section 5



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