How do we do it?
We are dedicated to develop a platform which corresponds to the actual needs of our stakeholders and being interoperable with already existing infrastructure.
EN-TRACK builds on an existing infrastructure enabling massive data gathering, making the data comparable and interoperable with other existing databases, analysing this data and offering relevant results to key stakeholders. This will support more informed, more transparent and faster decision-making, contribute to the de-risking of investments in energy efficiency in buildings and facilitate process of closing investment deals.
Enabling interoperability with most currently active databases and tools (e.g. DEEP, eQuad, EnerInvest) will lead to an unambiguous data exchange based services ecosystem with low transaction costs. This is a big step towards making energy efficiency investments a mainstream activity of the financial sector.
We are dedicated to develop a platform which corresponds to the actual needs of our stakeholders. Hence, we strive to involve and educate stakeholders throughout the project period.
The key stakeholders of EN-TRACK are financial institutions and investors as well as building owners and operators. It is crucial for the success of EN-TRACK to engage and get feedback from its key stakeholders in order to design and develop a sustainable platform and support investments in energy efficiency refurbishment.
Together with key financial institutions and external actors EN-TRACK will collaborate to define the necessary data and progress towards standardising the data description to make data from different sources comparable and capable for analysis. This will allow for investors to make informed decisions on energy efficiency investments.
With building owner organisations and energy service companies, EN-TRACK will produce the data (energy, cost and financial) within the organisations and standardise processes by creating replicable procedures and protocols and, with a view towards automation of data input to save time, reduce costs and increase the added value of the system.
A Building Owners Forum and Financial Institutions Forum will be organised to develop and document dialogue with these key stakeholders about their needs and requirements and about how the EN-TRACK platform can become a valuable resource for them. The fora will help identify information about new projects looking for financing and will provide opportunities for matching project owners and financial institutions.
Our two pilot sites are essential for integrating stakeholder feedback in the design and development of EN-TRACK.
Pilot site in Spain
- Spain: 4,000 buildings (~1,000 projects)
- 30 projects: fully tested financing prequalification jointly with eQuad
- Exchange all available data with DEEP
For years the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) has been collecting data on energy consumption and energy certification of most of its public buildings. Now, and with the participation of the partners ICAEN and the Department of Territory in the project, GENCAT wants to take a step forward and contribute its buildings as Pilot projects by providing its energy and technical data.
The EN-TRACK platform will take advantage of this information to develop the use cases and the different functionalities, together with the gathered data from the Pilots in Bulgaria. It is expected that in the future this tool will become a strategic tool for the Generalitat for the achievement of their Sustainable Development Objectives. At the same time, it wants to facilitate the day-to-day work of energy managers as well as for decision-making when carrying out energy efficiency measures. In this sense the collaboration of the Building Managers is a key point, since his knowledge and feedback will allow to develop the platform in a more exhaustive and reliable way.
Pilot site in Bulgaria
- 500 buildings (~150 projects)
- 10 projects: fully tested financing prequalification jointly with eQuad
- Exchange all available data with DEEP
According to the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Act "Public buildings in operation with a total built-up area of over 250 sq. m and the buildings in operation are subject to mandatory auditing and certification". Unfortunately, information about the buildings energy characteristics, energy consumption and implemented energy efficiency measures remains in the energy audits and is not further processed and analyzed.
The EN-TRACK platform will collect and analyze the information available in the energy audits of 500 pilot buildings (public and multi-family residential). Anonymized, summarized data from these pilot buildings will be available on the platform for the registered users in order to compare the condition of their own building stock and make informed decisions about their own building renovations. This will make the platform an useful instrument for the public authorities when developing their Energy efficiency programs and for the owners of the multi-family residential buildings who are not yet convinced in the effects of the implementation of energy efficiency measures.