WP1: Foundations for next generation dynamic EPCs (dEPCs): Identifying challenges, needs and opportunities

  • D1.1: Comparative assessment of current EPC schemes and relevant emerging performance paradigms v1

    Due date: 31/12/2020 - Task leader: FRC

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a mandatory requirement in the Member States when constructing, selling, or renting a building. This report identifies the methodologies currently used for the issuance of EPCs on a European level, explores the technological and market conditions where D^2EPC will be realized, as well as investigates the challenges of current EPC schemes.

    The methodology followed in this report consists of field research committed as a set of statements with questions relevant to challenging matters of (i) EPCs issuing, quality and control, (ii) EPCs calculation software and tools, (iii) EPCs indicators, and (iv) Qualified experts competence and skills, and desk research committed as a set of statements with questions relevant to challenging matters of EPCs. Concerning the field research, the extraction and circulation of a questionnaire to a list of stakeholders took place.

    The collective analysis of data for the specific features of EPCs revealed that among the twenty-seven (27) EU Member States, fourteen (14) have adopted the methodology exclusively based on calculated energy consumption. Penalties are rare and are mainly addressed to energy auditors. Based on the research of this report, it was revealed that the majority of EU countries do not employ by any means BIM documentation and literacy or digital logbooks for the issuance of EPCs. There is no provision, national requirement, or legal obligation of a Building Management System (BMS) existence in connection with the operational EPCs, and in most of the EU Member States information related to Geographic Information System (GIS) is not included in the EPCs, and consequently, it is not exploited for issuing, validating, monitoring, and verification processes of the EPC calculation. Additionally, analysis across the EU Member States revealed that energy-related financial indicators, as well as environmental/LCA related financial indicators, are not found to be included in current EPCs schemes and procedures in any EU Member State. Although provisions for indoor environmental quality are set in EPCs, there are not covered in current EPC regimes and are not included in the calculation procedure for certification of EU countries. There is no existence of a database describing the energy efficiency features of the building stock as a whole. One-third of EU countries do not have provision for systematic and regular evaluation/assessment of energy assessor’s competence and skills.

  • D1.2: Next-generation EPC's user and stakeholder requirements & market needs v1

    Due date: 31/01/2021 - Task leader: CLEO

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are important instruments for the enhancement of the energy performance of buildings. Notwithstanding the positive contribution that current EPCs have had on improving the energy performance of buildings, experience has unveiled a number of constraints and limitations. There is a need for a holistic framework for strengthening and improving the quality and application of EPCs, by introducing novel and cost-effective approaches of assessing the energy performance of building envelope and systems. This report aims to identify current drawbacks of EPCs and future trends of the market and relevant stakeholders. The results of this research are anticipated to identify the needs and requirements for the successful implementation of next generation EPCs.

    The report followed two types of methodologies including desk research and field research. The desk research committed as a set of statements with questions relevant to challenging matters of (i), Efficiency of EPC methodologies, (ii) Potential EPC methodologies to overcome past drawbacks (iii) Efficiency of EPC data collection tools and procedures (iv), penalties and sanctions currently in force for EPC non-compliance (v) current EPC databases and access. The statements were answered with as a set of questions relevant to current and future challenging matters of EPCs. Concerning the field research, the circulation of two types of questionnaire was conducted according to the ‘Stakeholder identification and prioritization’ section to a list of stakeholders. The purpose of the field research was to identify current drawbacks and future trends of EPCs from the end-users and technical stakeholder’s perspective. The results of both desk and field research resulted to a set of challenges and recommendations for the next generation EPCs.

  • D1.3: Aspects of Next generation EPC’s definition v1

    Due date: 31/01/2021 - Task leader: KTU

    Based on this report's research, it was revealed that the majority of EU countries do not employ by any means BIM documentation and literacy or digital logbooks for the issuance of EPCs. Even though there is the provision of BIM (Building Information Modelling) documentation and digital logbooks in some countries, these are used as a source of information for the EPC assessment procedure or energy simulations.

    Based on the findings of this report, it can be stated that BIM is considering as a significant part of DT (Digital Twin) with semantically rich and geometrically accurate data, both BIM and DT concepts are applicable to increase efficiency in AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation) industry throughout different building life cycle stages, BIM users can benefit from the reduction of energy due to energy performance-related components: building system analysis and management; asset and space management; simulations on design and operation stages; better decisions for investments; reduction of operational costs (energy as well)

    The introduction of novel aspects in the certification process includes the smart-readiness level of the buildings, human comfort-related indicators, and environmental aspects (LCA).

  • D1.4: D^2EPC Framework Architecture and specifications v1

    Due date: 13/04/2021 - Task leader: CERTH

    This report presents the results of Task 1.4 – Architectural Design, Functional & Technical Specification describing the D^2EPC system architecture. The overal goal of this report is to provide a holistic view on the D^2EPC system architecture, its building blocks, components, interdependencies among
    components and related constraints such as development methodology. Starting with the methodology, a brief overview of most commonly identified processes and standards are covered in order to understand and present the steps and the information that need to be covered towards presenting a system architecture that completely covers the needs of the D^2EPC framework. Following a four step methodology, the user and market requirerements extracted through previous WP1 activities are translated to business scenarions and technical users cases, along with functional and non-functional requirements. These are then used to update the overall concept and high-level conceptual architecture, which then guides the more careful and accurate definition of each individual component as a module and as part of the overall system.

    Out of the examined approaches, four initial viewpoints have been selected to be adopted from presenting the details of the D^2EPC architecture: i) Functional, ii) Deployment, iii) Information, and iv) Dynamic views.

    Throught the T1.4 activities 4 business groups have been identified, including in total six (6) business scenarios, further divided into 19 Technical Use Cases. At the same time, a more elaborate iterative approach, usinγ the JIRA framework revealed a first set of 44 requirements (34 functional and 10 nonfuctional), which are documented following the Volere Template. Both the Business Scenarios and the System Requirements, introduced technical aspects that led to the re-design of the D^2EPC architecture. Following a layered approach, the D^2EPC architecture has been divided into 4 layers, each hosting different D^2EPC components, as follows:
    - The Infrastructure or Physical Layer consists of one of the core layers for dynamic EPC, especially for the operational rating. Within this layer, all devices, sensors, actuators, and in general Internet of Things, and systems (i.e. Building Management System – BMS, Energy Management System – EMS, or even Supervisory control and data acquisition - SCADA) are included for collecting the necessary building information for all upper layers. As weather data are also required, in the absence of accessible weather stations on site, external weather APIs will be used to retrieve the necessary information.
    - The Interoperabity Layer consists of one main D^2EPC component, i.e., Information Mangement Layer. This component is responsible for communicating with the building assets from the physical layer, retrieving the necessary information, translating it to a commonly accepted format and streaming it to the D^2EPC repository to be further utilised in other D^2EPC layers.
    - The Service/Processing Layer consists of most D^2EPC components and sub-components responsible for delivering all the main functionalities envisioned:
          ◦ BIM-based Digital Twin,
          ◦ D^2EPC Calculation Engine
                ▪ Building Performance Module,
                ▪ Asset Rating Module, and
                ▪ Operation Rating module,
          ◦ Added-value Service Suite for D^2EPC
                ▪ Roadmapping Tool for Performance Upgrade
                ▪ Building Energy Performance Benchmarking
                ▪ Performance Alerts & Notifications
          ◦ Extended dEPCsApplications Toolkit
                ▪ Energy Performance and Credibility
                ▪ AI-driven Performance Forecasts
    - The Representation Layer constitutesthe layer that is offered for interaction with the endusers (engineers, building owners, registries, etc.) or third party platforms / tools (i.e. blogbooks, BIM desing tools, etc.). Within this layer, three D^2EPC components are included, namely:
          ◦ D^2EPC Web Platform
          ◦ D^EPC Web GIS, and
          ◦ Credibility UI.

    Based on this layered architecture, functional, deployment and information viewpoints have been provided, presenting for a more detailed analysis of each individual component, along their inbetween interactions.

    Finally, the dynamic view, covers several use cases per business scenario, each instantiated through specific requirements and sequence diagrams. The purpose of these sequence diagrams is to clarify how the D^2EPC platform will work and which components are relevant to achieve different tasks.

    As the project continues and the activities within technical workpackages progress, the technical aspects of the D^2EPC framework will become clearer and more specific. Hence, more elaborate details are expected to be delivered in the next versions of this report, with certain aspects to be reevaluated and refined.

  • D1.5: Comparative assessment of current EPC schemes and relevant emerging building performance paradigms v2

    Due date: 03/05/2022 - Task leader: FRC

    EPCs are a mandatory requirement in the Member States when constructing, selling, or renting a building. This report identifies the methodologies currently used for the issuance of EPCs on the European level, explores the technological and market conditions where D^2EPC will be realized, as well as investigates the challenges of current EPC schemes.

    The methodology followed in this report consists of field research committed as a set of statements with questions relevant to challenging matters of (i) EPCs issuing, quality, and control, (ii) EPCs calculation software and tools, (iii) EPCs indicators, and (iv) Qualified experts competence and skills, and desk research committed as a set of statements with questions relevant to challenging matters of EPCs. Concerning the field research, the extraction and circulation of a questionnaire to a list of stakeholders took place.

    Notwithstanding the positive contribution that current EPCs have had to improve the energy performance of buildings, experience has unveiled several constraints and limitations. The underlying fundamental objectives to be addressed in this report are: i) the analysis and comparative assessment of current EPC schemes, ii) the definition of user and market requirements and needs with respect to the targeted project vision, which should be addressed or connected to the D^2EPC framework, iii) the definition of the dynamic EPC scheme proposed by the project taking into account existing solutions and operational challenges, and iv) the system specifications and detailed architecture of the D^2EPC approach, which will drive its implementation.

  • D1.6: Aspects of Next generation EPC’s definition v2

    Due date: 29/04/2022 - Task leader: KTU

    The current report is the deliverable D1.6 which aims to present the aspects of the next generation EPC schemes, as defined within D^2EPC. As a second deliverable version, it steps on and further updates the findings of the previous version (D1.3) submitted in M5. D^2EPC aims to analyse the quality and weaknesses of the current EPC schemes and identify technical challenges that currently exist to overcome them, and set the grounds for the next generation dynamic EPCs.

    Based on this report's research, it was revealed that the majority of EU countries do not employ by any means BIM documentation and literacy or digital logbooks for the issuance of EPCs. Even though there is the provision of BIM (Building Information Modelling) documentation and digital logbooks in some countries, these are used as a source of information for the EPC assessment procedure or energy simulations.

    Based on the findings of this report, it can be stated that:
    • BIM is considered as a significant part of DT (Digital Twin) with semantically rich and geometrically accurate data.
    • Both BIM and DT concepts are applicable to increase efficiency in AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation) industry throughout different building life cycle stages.
    • BIM users can benefit from the reduction of energy due to energy performance-related components: building system analysis and management; asset and space management; simulations on design and operation stages; better decisions for investments; reduction of operational costs (energy as well)

    The introduction of novel aspects in the certification process includes the smart-readiness level of the buildings, human comfort-related indicators, and environmental aspects (LCA). The monitoring of buildings' actual energy consumption will enable the development of motivational schemes, which will enforce the continuous improvement of buildings' energy performance. Polluter pays and reward policies will be developed and introduced for those EPC owners who either do not meet or exceed their certificates' expectations, in a similar rationale as with the ETS scheme, aiming
    to motivate energy consciousness.

    The proposed D^2EPC scheme is expected to transform EPCs into a user-friendly, reliable, and cost-effective informative tool for both the wide public (building users, occupants, owners, etc.) and professionals (building managers, engineers, designers, etc.), as well as to establish the grounds for turning EPCs registries into consistent policy feeding mechanisms. The third and final version of the deliverable is due to be delivered on M36 and will include the complete information, concluding the work under Task 1.3.

  • D1.7: D^2EPC Framework Architecture and specifications v2

    Due date: 31/05/2022 - Task leader: CERTH

    This report presents the results of Task 1.4 – Architectural Design, Functional & Technical Specification describing the D^2EPC system architecture, and constitutes the second version of the respective deliverable. The overall goal of this report is to provide updates on the D^2EPC system architecture, its building blocks, components, interdependencies among components and related constraints such as the development methodology, which were documented in the previous version.

    Starting with the methodology, a brief overview of the most commonly identified processes and standards is covered in order to understand and present the steps and the information that needs to be covered towards presenting a system architecture that completely covers the needs of the D^2EPC framework. Following a four-step methodology, the user and market requirements extracted through previous WP1 activities are translated to business scenarios and technical use cases, along with functional and non-functional requirements. These are then used to update the overall concept and high-level conceptual architecture, which then guides the more careful and accurate definition of each individual component as a module and as part of the overall system. The current version of the deliverable updates the technical use cases that were originally documented, as well as the user and market requirements.

    Out of the examined approaches, four initial viewpoints were selected to be adopted from presenting the details of the D^2EPC architecture: i) Functional, ii) Deployment, iii) Information and iv) Dynamic views.

    Throughout the T1.4 activities, 4 business groups were identified, including in total six (6) business scenarios, further divided into 19 Technical Use Cases. At the same time, a more elaborate iterative approach, using the JIRA framework revealed the first set of 44 requirements (34 functional and 10 nonfunctional), which are documented following the Volere Template. Both the Business Scenarios and the System Requirements, introduced technical aspects that led to the re-design of the D^2EPC architecture. This deliverable version introduces further updates on the architecture design.

    As the project continues and the activities within technical work packages progress, the technical aspects of the D^2EPC framework will become even clearer and more specific. The next and last version of this report will aim to finalize all necessary aspects and yield the complete D^2EPC system architecture.

 

WP2: Development of the Operational Framework for dEPC Schemes

  • D2.1: SRI Indicators for next generation EPCs v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: CLEO

    Task 2.1 aims to establish the framework and scope of SRIs integration in the dynamic EPC scheme. The metrics required to define SRI functionality levels were identified within this report, and an assessment of their availability in data required for the EPC asset rating was conducted. It also includes an allocation of IFC entities with SRI functionality levels in order to identify whether the SRI class of a building can be extracted from an IFC file of a building.

  • D2.2: Human-Centric indicators and user profiles for next generation EPCs v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: HYP

    This report presents the results of T2.2 – Human Comfort and Wellbeing (HC&W) Indicators Elicitation that delivers the methodology for the extraction of user behavioural profiles that influence the building’s dynamic performance from the scope of occupant’s comfort and wellbeing. To achieve this, the HC&W profiles definition depends solely on streaming and historic data collected by the finalised IoT infrastructures, deployed in the D^2EPC pilots. The document describes the key performance indicators (KPIs) that contribute to the monitoring of the building’s progression, the algorithms and models utilised for the calculation of the indicators and lastly the desirable boundaries of the building operation in regards to various environmental metrics examined within D^2EPC.

    Towards a successful assessment of the human comfort and wellbeing, the corresponding performance indicators are formed on well-defined and measurable environmental metrics originating from the building’s raw data. The overall approach is envisioned to be purely data-driven based exclusively on timeseries elements in an attempt to eliminate intrusiveness.

    The comfort and wellbeing indicators framework steps on three separate Indoor Environmental Quality domains, i.e., the Thermal comfort, the Visual comfort and Indoor Air Quality (I.A.Q.). Thermal and visual comfort correspond to the occupant’s level of satisfaction with the indoor thermal and visual conditions while I.A.Q. examines the parameters that affect the human respiratory system function as well as the building’s ability to refresh the inhaled air. D^2EPC’s HC&W framework is aligned with European and national environmental and sustainability standards which emerged after a thorough research in the literature. Specifically, Level(s) is heavily considered, which is a European voluntary framework gradually adopted by building specialists towards measuring and reporting a building’s environmental performance.

    The literature findings and the envisioned data-driven approach are integrated into a hybrid methodology that delivers the complete framework. On the one hand, KPI reporting methodologies and relevant environmental variables along with their recommended operation limits are obtained from the standards/frameworks. On the other hand, if it’s deemed feasible, the limits are substituted with personalised boundaries extracted from a comfort profiling engine that identifies patterns and trends in the user data. The engine comprises of state-of-the-art clustering algorithms and introduces several innovations in the D^2EPC.

  • D2.3: Life Cycle Indicators for next generation EPCs v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: FRC

    This deliverable is the result of Task 2.3 Energy Performance & Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Indicators Analysis for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), which was created to provide environmental and energy indicators for the next generation of EPCs. The project’s proposed set of indicators aims to improve EPC user-friendliness and raise user awareness by giving more knowledge.

    A literature review was conducted in order to get an initial overview of the state-of-the-art, which included searching at existing standards, legislation, and schemes. On this foundation, the suggested approach was created. On this foundation, the approach was created. The goal was to give users a realistic view of the building’s energy efficiency by comparing the conceptual design to the construction and operational stages, accounting for future needs and demands. Users will be able to evaluate the performance of their building based on this comparison. Environmental indicators will not only affect the building’s energy class but will also be offered to the user as supplementary information. The guideline for obtaining required data concerning environmental and energy indicators and providing instructions for the calculation to all interested parties is the result of this task, as described in this deliverable.

    The D^EPC indicators, which show how buildings perform in terms of energy and the environment, are proposed for inclusion in the next-generation EPCs. The Level(s) approach was used to develop the D^EPC environmental indicators. It’s a useful foundation for improving environmental performance and resource usage, as well as reducing the impact of the built environment on global resources. The use of real-time data for the generation of energy indicators for EPCs contributes considerably to maximizing energy savings and achieving carbon reductions in buildings, as well as complementing SRIs, social, and economic indicators for the issuance of truly sustainable EPCs. The calculation of the energy indicators was conducted with the use of actual monitored values in the New Wing pilot building of Frederick Research Center (FRC), referring to the total power, heating, cooling, lighting, and electrical appliances of the building. The step-by-step representation of these indicators is shown in the Appendix.

    Environmental and energy indicators for the next generation EPCs display energy efficiency values based on actual data consumption, as opposed to existing EPCs, which base some environmental indicators on design values and assumptions and do not include energy indicators at all. The second half of the task, which will take place in M34 – M36, will strengthen the present technique and test the methodology on a real-life example through the development of the project.

  • D2.4: Financial indicators for next generation EPCs v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: DMO

    This deliverable is an outcome of Task 2.4 Analysis of cost and economic indicators for EPCs which had a goal to deliver financial indicators for the next generation EPCs. The aim of the developed set of indicators in the project is to increase user awareness by providing additional information and enhance the user-friendliness of EPCs.

    An initial overview of the state-of-the-art was performed through a literature review, where existing standards, regulations, and schemes were examined. Based on that the methodology was built. The purpose was to provide users with a real-time image of the monetized performance of the building by comparing the design phase with the operational phase and including the future values. Such comparison will allow users to allocate the performance of their building. Financial indicators will not impact the energy class of the building but will be presented as additional information for the user. The outcome of this task, presented in this document, is the guideline for extracting required data concerning the financial indicators and providing instructions for the calculation.

    The calculation process was first thoroughly described including the extraction of the required data from the IFC and required inputs from the user and then put into practice using the demonstration case of Frederic University. Data examination of the measurements provided an insight into the
    structure of data and served as a basis for methodology modifications. Due to lack of available data (the measurements started only recently) the example of the KPI calculation was introduced using made-up whole-year values. Next, the predicted values and expected costs for building systems were calculated using the user’s input.

    Finally, the results were graphically presented. Such representation will allow users to better understand their energy performance and plan their future expenses for building systems.

    Financial indicators for next generation EPCs show monetary values of actual data consumption, compared to existing EPCs where financial indications are based on the design values and assumptions. Following the development of the project, the second part of the task, which will take place in from month 34 to month 36 of the project, will improve the existing approach and test the methodology on a real-life example.

  • D2.5: D^2EPC Information Model for Next Generation EPCs v1

    Due date: 09/09/2021 - Task leader: KTU

    The main aim of the task T2.5 D^2EPC Information model is to extend current standards/protocols used for issuing certificates and include Smart Readiness, Human-Comfort and Wellbeing, Life Cycle Assessment and Cost and Economic indicators delivered under tasks T2.1-T2.4. This report presents the IFC parser (API) guidelines in what way information for those indicators’ calculation will be extracted.

    Deliverable consists of two main parts:
    i. State-of-the-art analysis.
    ii. Guidelines for extracting required data (concerning KPIs: SRIs, HCWIs, EPIs, LCAIs and CEIs) from IFC.

    The methodology part revealed the differences between asset and operational ratings. The state-of-the-art analysis disclosed IFC’s importance in this project. It was decided to choose the IFC standard because it is an open BIM standard that provides information such as geometry, material, price, etc. In this D^2EPC project, it is crucial that IFC interoperability allows BIM to be integrated into the Internet of Things (IoT), and this data can improve this set of information by providing a dynamic real-time and recordable state of actual construction and performance.

    Data exchange using various BIM software industry fund class (IFC) schemes was offered by Building Smart International. Although IFC can define and transmit the physical geometry of a building, including energy characteristics and construction products and its properties, interoperability problems arise during two-way data flow.

    In the next section, Key performance indicators that are considered important within the EPC issuance process were described. Cost and Economic indicators will be represented later. For the extraction of the relevant data for indicators by using an open international standard, IFC parser (API) guidelines presented in this report are written in Python programming language using open-source IfcOpenShell-Python and Pandas modules. The detailed definition and the code of the application are presented in the report as well. The additional file is added and belongs to the report as additional documentation.

 

WP3: Building digitalisation and inverse modelling for implementing next generation dEPCs

  • D3.1: D^2EPC IoT Platform & Interfaces v1

    Due date: 07/07/2021 - Task leader: HYP

    The objective of D3.1 is to present the overall methodology of T3.1 and summarize the activities conducted until M10 towards the establishment of the D^2EPC IoT Platform. The aim of T3.1 "IoT and BMS interfaces to extract energy-related data" is to deliver the entire IoT framework planned to enable the continuous, seamless, and non-intrusive collection of energy consumption and ambient conditions data from the D^2EPC demonstration buildings, necessary to fulfil the project's objectives.

    Within D3.1, the D^2EPC IoT framework is described in detail, expanding the description provided in the D^2EPC architecture, as defined in T1.4 of WP1. Within T3.1, an optimized IoT topology per pilot building will be proposed taking into account the data requirements of the project and the infrastructure availability on site. Based on this topology, the finalized bills of materials per site with off-the-shelf IoT devices will be defined within WP5 activities. The high-level methodology that defines the per-pilot IoT infrastructure can be described as a step-bystep approach based on the requirements arising from the key performance indicators and the common information model (elicited within WP2), along with the information extracted from the pilot audits in WP5.

    Initially, the D3.1 provides a summary of the pilot Infrastructure. Due to limited information availability on the submission month (M10), the current version includes only a high-level description of the infrastructure available at the pilot sites, including their short description, assets, and existing metering equipment with the respective information retrieval method. The deliverable further dedicates a chapter to the components of the IoT Equipment Framework and the respective equipment evaluation criteria set to overcome the obstacles that occur during the definition and deployment of an IoT Network. The final chapter presents the Information Management Layer component along with its technological capabilities that address the challenges related to big data directly linked to the IoT
    domain. Lastly, the IML and the IoT Equipment Framework are defined within the D^2EPC System Architecture.

    The second and final version of the deliverable (D3.4, to be submitted in M16) will include information on the overall dynamic metric and system operation requirements defined by WP2 and a consolidated version with the IoT infrastructure requirements of the demonstration buildings. Furthermore, D3.4 will document the final specifications and topology of the distributed IoT components to be used, as well as the description and outcomes of the lab or/and remote trials of the proposed IoT equipment. Finally, the second version of this document will describe the incorporation of the Information Management Layer in the D^2EPC data model.

  • D3.2: Design and Implementation of the D^2EPC GIS Tool

    Due date: 30/03/2022 - Task leader: GSH

    This report presents the results of T3.2 – Development of a GIS scheme for EPC documentation describing the developed WebGIS application for the D^2EPC project. The overall goal of this report is to provide a holistic overview of the D^2EPC WebGIS tool, its scope, design, sub-components, functionalities, requirements and use cases that drove the implementation steps.

    The first chapter of this report describes the overall content covered in this deliverable, its structure and its relation and dependencies with other tasks within the D^2EPC project. Chapter 2 presents the scope of the D^2EPC WebGIS tool, starting from a brief introduction to the EU policies on Energy Performance of Buildings as well as the current market situation regarding the EPC documentation.

    Moving towards the designing of the application, the Business Scenario and technical use cases covered from this implementation are described (chapter 3). The aforementioned aspects are of high importance as they drive the designing of the software and consequently, the final implementation. Furthermore, the functional and non-functional requirements of the application are presented, continuing the works done during the user and stakeholders’ definition and the system’s conceptual architecture. Lastly, the final architectural design of the application is given by providing functional, deployment and sequence diagrams which describe in-depth the tool’s mechanisms.

    The implementation of the application is discussed in chapter 4. This section depicts the technologies and tools used for each sub-component as well as the software libraries and frameworks utilized for the development of the code.

    Chapter 5 presents a demonstration assessment of the implemented solution. This section narrates the full functionalities of the application, by providing plenty of illustrations from the application. In addition, it serves as an informal user manual for the application as it provides some insights concerning tool’s interface.

    Lastly, a conclusion of the work undergone within this task is given. Task T3.2 concludes by delivering this report and the actual implementation (code) with the final version of the application. However, as the project progresses, some revisions of this tool’s implementation may be required either for integration purposes or improvements and added functionalities. Such activities will be considered as part of T4.4 dEPC Interfaces, visualisation, and platform integration.

  • D3.3: D^2EPC Building Digital Twin v1

    Due date: 15/04/2022 - Task leader: CERTH

    The current report is Deliverable 3.3, which concerns the first version of the D^2EPC BIM-based Building Digital Twin. The aim of this document is to provide a detailed description of the Digital Twin component under development, with emphasis on the designed architecture, sub-components functionalities, and utilized data schemas. The deliverable also outlines the actual implementation of the component up to M19 of the project, considering the current development status under a public dissemination level.

    First, a thorough analysis of the evolvement process of Building Digital Twins is carried out. The main focus is placed on the Building Information Model (BIM), which constitutes the foundation for developing Digital Twins for the built environment. The development roadmap for leveraging BIM towards a complete Building Digital Twin is presented.

    The conceptual architecture of the designed solution is documented. Each sub-component, namely the BIM Parser, the Input Data Validator, and the Building Behavior Profiling, is described in terms of functionalities and interaction with each other. Additionally, the interfaces of the Digital Twin with external components, such as the D^2EPC Repository and the Added Value Services Suite, are outlined. The data model of the D^2EPC Repository as well as the exchanged information between components is defined.

    Finally, the work related to the actual software component implementation is described. Technical details regarding the sub-components' operation and communication with each other are provided. The second and final version of this deliverable, which is due by M36 of the project, is expected to present the complete design and implementation of the D^2EPC Digital Twin, in alignment with the finalized development of other interacting components of the D^2EPC solution.

  • D3.4: D^2EPC IoT Platform & Interfaces v2

    Due date: 18/01/2022 - Task leader: HYP

    The objective of D3.4 is to present the overall methodology of T3.1 and summarize the activities conducted towards the establishment of the D^2EPC IoT Platform. As a second deliverable version, it steps on and further updates the findings of the previous version (D3.1) submitted in month 10 of the project. The aim of T3.1 "IoT and BMS interfaces to extract energy-related data" is to deliver the entire IoT framework planned to enable the continuous, seamless, and non-intrusive collection of energy consumption and ambient conditions data from the D^2EPC demonstration buildings, necessary to fulfil the project's objectives.

    Within D3.4, the D^2EPC IoT framework is described in detail, expanding the description provided in the D^2EPC architecture defined in T1.4 of WP1 [1]. According to this description, the IoT framework was separated into conceptual layers describing both its hardware and software infrastructure. The physical layer contains the smart monitoring system comprising a set of IoT sensing devices and building management systems that communicate through wireless communication with the components in the interoperability layer. The interoperability layer consists of the Information Management Layer (IML) component responsible for collecting, processing, and streaming the data from the physical layer to the project's repository, where they are stored and distributed to other D^2EPC components. The IoT Gateway is the local hardware component acting as a bridge between the physical and the interoperability layer. The Gateway is capable of integrating a plethora of multiprotocol IoT devices and providing a common interface to the IML.

    Within T3.1, a comprehensive list of equipment is proposed for the pilot buildings, taking into account the data requirements of the project and the infrastructure availability on site. Based on the proposed list, the finalized bills of materials per site with off-the-shelf IoT devices will be defined within WP5 activities. The high-level methodology that defines the per-pilot IoT equipment can be described as a step-by-step approach based on the requirements arising from the key performance indicators and the operational rating methodology (elicited within WG2), along with the information extracted from the pilot audits in WP5. More specifically:

    - Identification of the metrics & respective measurement granularities necessary for the KPI and operational rating calculation, which helped shaping the requirements in terms of IoT infrastructure per pilot building
    - Detailed and in-depth analysis of the audits on the pilot sites (performed under WP5), which allowed a complete picture of the available devices, the limitations per site, the areas to be included in the D^2EPC activities etc.; Through this information, the individual needs in IoT equipment per pilot site were highlighted.
    - Based on the above, extensive testing were conducted to ensure both the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed off-the-shelf products and the interfacing with the available infrastructure whenever possible.

    Initially, the second version of the deliverable dedicates a chapter on the overall dynamic metric and system operation requirements as extracted from the work conducted under WP2 and WG2. It further provides updated information on the D2EPC pilot sites along with a summary of the available infrastructure, including the assets, and existing metering/sensing equipment with the respective measuring interval and information retrieval method. D3.4 is further dedicated to the components of the IoT Equipment to be deployed on the pilot premises and describes the trials performed locally on Hypertech’s testbed towards the evaluation of the proposed IoT devices. The final chapter presents the Information Management Layer component along with its technological capabilities that address the challenges related to big data collection and analysis directly linked to the IoT domain. The definition of the IML and the IoT Equipment within the D^2EPC System Architecture that highlights the interactions between all relevant components, has already been provided in the previous version. This version is enriched with the interfaces as defined to realize the information exchange between the IML and the pilot infrastructure or other external data bases.

 

WP4: Digital Platform for Dynamic EPCs Issuance and Enabled Applications

 

WP5: Demonstration and Impact Assessment

  • D5.1: D^2EPC Manual v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: SGS

    This report presents the results of Task 5.1 D^2EPC guidance for auditing and implementation activities, aiming to provide guidance for the implementation of the D^2EPC methodology. The overall goal of this report is to provide an overview of the different aspects of the D^2EPC scheme and introduce the different steps for the implementation of the D^2EPC principles. Starting with EPC calculation methodologies, an overview of the asset energy performance rating methodology has been presented based on the ISO 52000 series of standards while it has adopted several features from national asset rating calculation framework. The input parameters for the calculation have been described in detail documenting the

    - Assessed object general information (Object type; Building/ space category; Climatic data);
    - Thermal zones division: the spaces in a building or building unit should be grouped into thermal zones (according to their thermal characteristics), in order to proceed with the asset rating
    - Analytical descriptions of the elements that comprise the building’s envelope: Depending on their visual transparency, the building elements are divided into two main categories, the “opaque and transparent” building elements. A second distinction is done according to the placement of the element on the building topology (e.g., internal, external in contact with the ambient air or external in contact with the ground etc.)
    - Installed technical systems: the different categories include technical systems for heating, cooling, domestic hot water, lighting, solar thermal collectors, photovoltaics and automation and control.

    Following the asset rating, the methodology for the operational energy performance rating of buildings has been described. A key value for the EPCs’ classification and issuance is the thermal energy per unit of conditioned building area (kWh/ (m2a)). Apart from this value, the following values can also be given: (a) annual energy per unit of conditioned building area (kWh/(m2a)), (b) annual electricity supply per unit of conditioned building area (kWh/(m2a)), (c) annual primary energy for the operation of the building per unit of conditioned building area (kWh/(m2a)), and (d) annual CO2 emissions due to the operation of the building per unit of conditioned area of the building (kg /(m2a)). An example of the Frederick University pilot building has been also included. In particular, the methodology proposed provides a well-defined process presenting:

    - The indicators of the D^2EPC operational scheme (e.g., heating, cooling, lighting, appliances, domestic hot water, total),
    - The reference values, based on which the rating will be calculated. The actual, degree-dayadjusted heat consumption and the annual real electricity consumption are used as the basis for the classification of each building on the energy label scale, instead of a reference value, which depends on building type with different demand of energy performance.
    - Issuance frequency. Once issued, the operational energy dEPC is valid and should be renewed every six months according to weather normalization procedures. This allows an improved energy performance of buildings to be achieved.
    - Normalization practices for operational values. The operational rating dEPC has a degree-day indicator for heating/cooling energy consumption.
    - Methods of measurement of actual consumption and details (e.g. instruments, responsibilities, etc.).

    The additional set of indicators to be included in the next generation EPCs, namely SRI, energy and LCA, human comfort and economic indicators have been introduced and documented. The extraction of those indicators through a BIM file has been discussed. In particular:
    - The development of D^2EPC SRI assessment is based on ‘‘Method B’’ of the final SRI technical study conducted by a consortium consisting of VITO NV and Waide Strategic Efficiency and concluded in June 2020.
    - The Human Comfort and Wellbeing indicators step on three pillars of indoor environmental quality i.e. the thermal comfort, the visual comfort and the indoor air quality.
    - The development of the D^2EPC environmental indicators is based on the Level(s) scheme, the EU sustainability assessment for constructions outline. The operational rating scheme is used for the calculation of the energy indicators and a complete list of 25 data results, from 4 categories, is presented.
    - The set of financial indicators was developed based on the literature review of wellestablished standards and schemes, aiming to translate the individual elements of buildings’ energy performance into monetary normalized values.

    Finally, the major D^2EPC components that are utilised for the implementation of the D^2EPC framework have described. In particular, the D^2EPC BIM-based Digital Twin enables the unification of various forms of user-provided data with dynamic information while the WebGIS tool enables various analysis and visualisation options of the available data. The unified D^2EPC Web platform will host the presentation of all the results from the various components and sub-components, such as the EPCs, the KPIs, and the additional services. Through the web platform, the user will be able not only to adjust and configure certain components but also to request directly the execution of certain processes ad-hoc.

    The technical features of the D^2EPC framework will become clearer and more explicit as the project progresses and the technical activities proceed. As a result, the next version of this report is expected to have more detailed information, with certain elements being re-evaluated and refined.

  • D5.3: Pilot Planning and Setup v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: CERTH

    The current report is the deliverable D5.3, which comprises the first version of the D^2EPC Pilot Planning and Setup. The aim of this document is to provide a thorough description of the current status of the pilot sites and identify the necessary actions to ensure their alignment with the expected deployment of the business scenarios and the corresponding use cases. The deliverable also outlines the business mapping upon the project’s pilots, describing the involved stakeholders.

    A thorough analysis of the six pilot sites is carried out. The buildings’ physical topology and enclosing envelope are studied, along with the installed equipment, which constitute an important data source for the necessary calculations for the asset-based and the operational-based EPC. The level of detail provided for each building element depends on the amount of information available from the sites.

    Additionally, an assessment of the buildings concerning the up-to-date EPC rating and the SRI score is documented. This process reveals the current buildings’ condition in terms of energy efficiency and smart readiness and will serve as a comparison base to evaluate the expected impact of the pilot sites’ activities within the project. The same assessment is planned to be performed at the end of the project and to be included in the second version of this deliverable.

    Finally, a summary of the case studies is provided, pinpointing the anticipated risks concerning the pilot sites and accompanied with the proposed mitigation actions.

    The second and final version of this deliverable, which is due M36 of the project, is expected to present the final status of the pilot sites, including any changes that have been applied in between, and also confirm the completion of the actions necessary to finalize the deployment of the D^2EPC platform.

 

WP6: Policy-related Implication for the enforcement of the next generation EPCs scheme

  • D6.1: Strategic Standardization Plan v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: ASI

    The standardization plan provides an overview of future standardization activities based on the needs of the D^2EPC project consortium in the area of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) to be carried out during and after the end of the project. This document serves as a guide for the project partners on how to implement such activities in their tasks and work packages and how the research carried out within the D^2EPC project can support the ongoing standardization efforts.

    This plan was drawn up by Austrian Standards International (ASI) in cooperation with IsZEB (Intelligent Solutions for Zero and Positive Energy Buildings from Greece), KTU (Kaunas University of Technology from Lithuania) and UNE (Spanish Association for Standardization from Spain).

    It provides an overview of the relevant standards identified during the examination of the standardization landscape. Findings identified as a result of the gap analysis, and a summary of the priority issues to be addressed as part of future standardization activities will be included in version v2 of this deliverable.

  • D6.2: Recommendation report on integration of Next Generation EPC in national/regional certification schemes v1

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: AEA

    One of the most important requirements and effective features (regarding providing information to the end-user) of the Energy Performance of the Buildings Directive (EPBD) is the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The purpose is to increase the demand for buildings with excellent energy efficiency performance and the use of renewable sources, both in new construction and renovation. Therefore, EPCs became mandatory at the point of selling and renting or for a construction permit in the Member States of the European Union.

    Several years have passed since the first publication and implementation of the EPBD in Europe. The EPBD has been adapted and amended since its first application and an adapted EPBD is on the way and will be published soon. For sure, there will be many changes regarding the requirements for buildings by 2030, 2040 and 2050 in order to decarbonise the built environment. New features and requirements as well as adaptations are going to be added to the already existing ones. This report concentrates on the implementation of a few aspects of the EPBD and its amendments until 2021. Nevertheless, new changes will remain relevant for the implementation of the project D^2EPC.

    The research carried out within the project shows that some of the Member States have adapted the EPC schemes since their first implementation in order to make them user-friendly. There are different methodologies currently used to issue an EPC at the European level. In some countries, the EPC is issued based on calculated energy demand (asset rating) or on real energy consumption (operational rating). Some Member States store the EPCs in a database at national or regional level. The information available in these databases is being used for different purposes – mostly for research and quality control of the EPCs. Some countries have obligatory education and trainings for the experts issuing EPCs. In the light of the new EPBD, the qualification of the EPC issuer gains more importance since the new set of indicators as well as renovation measures for a roadmap are going to be in part of the EPC scheme.

    This report not only gives an update on the implementation of some aspects of the EPBD, such as quality control of EPCs or education of the EPC issuer, but also addresses further aspects, such as Smart Readiness Indicators, market acceptance, use of smart meters, connection of the EPC database to other databases and use of digital models, which are part of the project and its outcomes. For this purpose, a questionnaire was developed for the experts in the participating countries to gain an overview on these subjects. The questions address the following issues: i) Smart Readiness Indicators; ii) use of EPCs beyond provision at the point of selling, renting or construction; iii) methods of checking the application of renovation measures; iv) use of digital models, use of EPC databases; v) education of EPC issuers; vi) use of smart meters and finally; vii) market acceptance of EPCs.

    Since the engagement of stakeholders – especially for the project exploitation and usability – is crucial, different aspects of the project’s outcome for a “digital dynamic EPC” will be discussed and both advantages and opportunities for application will be determined within the workshops and meetings with relevant stakeholders (identified during the first project period). The feedback and the results of these interactions with stakeholders will feed into the work implementation of the project. The aim is to compile a recommendation report for the Next Generation of (dynamic) EPCs according to the latest version of the EPBD at the end of the project.

 

WP7: Project Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation

  • D7.1: Dissemination and Communication Plan v1

    Due date: 28/02/2021 - Task leader: SGS

    The deliverable D7.1, named Project Dissemination and Communication Plan and part of WP7, establishes a guideline about strategies, and work-flows for partners to follow when developing the activities related to communication in order to reach our target stakeholders and show them the benefits of the D^2EPC, and to ensure that D^2EPC outcomes are widely distributed to the appropriate target communities, at appropriate times, via appropriate channels in a fashion that can contribute to the sustainable use of its results.

    The overall objective of this strategy is to maximise the impact of the project’s activities and results among relevant stakeholders by leveraging on consortium multiplier networks and sustained interaction with key stakeholders. The European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme is aware that communication plays an important role in making sure a European project has a real and lasting impact. Besides, communication is important not only to ensure transparency and the exchange of knowledge but also to raise public awareness of the benefits of the projects financed by the European Union´s H2020 programme.

    This document describes in a non-exhaustive way how the project will approach communication to different target audiences, as well as the main channels and tools that will support this approach. It should be noted that this document can be revised and will be updated during the project’s lifetime in order to incorporate potential changes and amendments.

  • D7.2: Established internal and external communication channels and materials v1

    Due date: 31/12/2020 - Task leader: DMO

    This report describes the deliverable D7.2 “Established internal and external communication channels and materials v1”. It is part of task 7.2 “Communication & Dissemination Activities & Material’ and it summarizes the activities performed to establish the communication channels and protocols. Project communication includes dissemination materials for partners’ use when carrying out dissemination and communication activities. Additionally, it contains the corporate design, presentation and report templates to be used throughout the duration of the project.

    Deliverable D7.2 covers:
    - D^2EPC public website
    - D^2EPC SharePoint internal website for information sharing among the consortium partners
    - Access and instructions to use the SharePoint site 
    - Protocols for Content Management System (CMS) and updates of the public website
    - Setup and maintenance social media channels LinkedIn page, Twitter account and YouTube channel
    - D^2EPC logo and corporate design
    - D^2EPC presentation and document templates

  • D7.3: Report on Dissemination Activities v1

    Due date: 31/08/2021 - Task leader: DMO

    The present deliverable reports on the dissemination activities that took place in the period from the beginning of the project until M12. The goal is to maximise the visibility of the project, communicate the outcomes and achievements to the relevant stakeholders and present the benefits and impacts of the D^2EPC project through the available media.

    This document presents an overview of activities that helped convey the project’s current results through the website and social media channels and lists all the dissemination material that has been developed so far. In order to monitor the progress of social media dissemination activities throughout the project, analytics have been presented and compared to the values from the previous 6 months of the project. Finally, the overall KPIs for the dissemination activities that are based on the Dissemination and Communication plan v1 (D7.1) are presented in a table, comparing the expected values with the achieved ones.

    This deliverable is the first version of the “Report on dissemination activities” which will be revised and updated in M24 and M36 in order to monitor and track all the activities that are related to the dissemination of the project’s outcomes.

  • D7.6: Dissemination and Communication Plan v2

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: SGS

    The present deliverable D7.6, named Project Dissemination and Communication Plan v2, is the updated version of the Deliverable 7.1 Dissemination and Communication Plan v1, which was presented on M6. This document can be revised and will be updated during the project’s lifetime in order to incorporate potential changes and amendments in M30 and M36.

    This deliverable updates the established strategies in the previous version, and work-flows for partners to follow when developing the activities related to communication in order to reach our target stakeholders and show them the benefits of the D^2EPC. The aim is to ensure that D^2EPC outcomes are widely distributed to the appropriate target communities, at appropriate times, via appropriate channels in a fashion that can contribute to the sustainable use of its results.

    The overall objective of this strategy is to maximise the impact of the project’s activities and results among relevant stakeholders by leveraging on consortium multiplier networks and sustained interaction with key stakeholders.

    The European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme is aware that communication plays an important role in making sure a European project has a real and lasting impact. Besides, communication is important not only to ensure transparency and the exchange of knowledge but also to raise public awareness of the benefits of the projects financed by the European Union´s H2020
    programme.

    This document describes in a non-exhaustive way how the project approaches communication to different target audiences, as well as the main channels and tools that will support this approach.

 

WP8: Project Management & Coordination

  • D8.1: Project Management Plan

    Due date: 27/11/2020 - Task leader: CERTH

    The present deliverable D8.1, named Project Management Plan and part of WP8, establishes the project management and administrative roadmap of the D^2EPC project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (H2020), and includes information on the project governance roles, responsibilities and processes. It starts from the initial project description documents, namely Description of Action (DoA), and goes further to the Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement.

    This report provides an overview of the project’s work breakdown, its interdependencies and the project objectives as well as adefined timeline for the associated deliverables and milestones and responsible bodies and nominated persons for performing the project activities. In overall, the D8.1 report containes specific guidelines for all management-related activities that will ensure a smooth workflow during the project and successful completion of the project’s technological achievements. Any ethical and privacy issues that may arise during the project regarding data handling and the participation offend-users in demonstration activities, will behandled by an ethics advisory board. Some guidelines on Quality, Risk and Ethics management are also rendered, pointing out work that was already conducted and identifying the one that will be elaborated further on the D8.2 Quality and Risk Assesment Plan (M6). Finally, internal communication and dissemination procedures are presented, to be further elaborated as part of WP7 respective deliverables. Finally, the proposed Annexes include usefull templates that will facilitate the management and reporting procedures.

    This document refers to the following areas:
    • Management structure and governance
    • Quality and Risk Management
    • Reporting and Monitoring procedures
    • Communication and Dissemination

    It should be noted that this document can be revised and updated during the project’s lifetime in order to incorporate potential changes and amendments.

  • D8.2: Quality & Risk Assessment Plan

    Due date: 01/03/2021 - Task leader: CLEO

    The current deliverable D8.2, named Quality & Risk Assessment Plan and part of WP8, establishes the quality management system of the D^2EPC project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (H2020). This document is a guide for project monitoring and management of activities in accordance with the quality assurance strategy in order to ensure:

    i) high quality of deliverables and
    ii) Alignment of deliverables with the project’s objectives.

    In overall, the D8.2 report contains specific guidelines for all quality related activities starting from the Quality Plan description and goes further to the Risk Management and Mitigation actions.

    This document refers to the following areas:
    a) Project reporting and monitoring: project document types, templates, naming and formats for the deliverables of the project, and the scheduling and documenting of the project’s dissemination activities.
    b) Internal quality audits and deliverables control: Evaluation of project outcomes and deliverables by specific consortium members of the project and based on specific criteria defined.
    c) Corrective and preventing actions: information relevant to the overall performance of Consortium partners and the quality and effectiveness of their work evolution, excluding Project Deliverables.
    d) Risks & Mitigation actions: Risk identification which may hinter project’s successful implementation and
    e) On going monitoring of Risks: Regular monitoring of risks status and update based on potential future risks

    This document can be revised and updated during the project’s lifetime in order to incorporate potential changes and amendments.

  • D8.4: Data management plan v1 & ethics

    Due date: 28/02/2021 - Task leader: CERTH

    The present report is the deliverable D8.4 corresponding to the first version of the project’s Data Management Plan (DMP). Throughout the document, the initial versions of the produced datasets are presented along with the following information:
    - Type and short description of the datasets to be produced, collected and processed;
    - Management processes of research data during and after the realization of the project;
    - Standards and formats concerning the metadata; and
    - Information about data sharing, exploitation and preservation.

    In the light of the required information and considering the guidelines for reports related to “Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020”, an appropriate dataset template was created and sent to partners who are responsible for specific components and their corresponding produced datasets. In the second part of this report, the procedures that all consortium members will adhere to concering the ethics requirements are presented.

    The D^2EPC project will examine how effective the envisioned solution is by collecting and analysing data in six pilot sites in Greece, Germany, and Cyprus. It is noted that during the realization of the poject procedures, ethical concerns may be raised regarding the privacy and confidentiality of data collection and processing. Such critical issues that may emerge, are considered quite typical in the cases of ICT and IoT projects and initiatives. The D^2EPC consortium has paid full attention in such issues and structured for this purpose an ethical management plan and a pilot ethical methodology following both the European Union (EU) and national legislations. Furthermore, this approach enables secure data exchange among the project members. Further information on these sections is provided within the report.

  • D8.5: Periodic Report on Management & Technical Progress v1

    Due date: 18/03/2021 - Task leader: CERTH

    This document reports the main achievements in the current reporting period (M1-M6, September 2020-February 2021) of the D^2EPC project for the active WPs and the corresponding activities. For each WP, the objectives for the reporting period are provided by the corresponding leaders as well as an overview of the status and progress per Task. Furthermore, any deviations from DoA and corrective actions taken by the partners are outlined, whereas planned activities for the next period are reported in advance.

  • D8.6: Periodic Report on Management & Technical Progress v2

    Due date: 17/09/2021 - Task leader: CERTH

    This document reports the main achievements in the current reporting period (M1-M12, September 2020-August 2021) of the D^2EPC project for the active WPs and the corresponding activities. For each WP, the objectives for the reporting period are provided by the corresponding leaders as well as an overview of the status and progress per Task. Furthermore, any deviations from DoA and corrective actions taken by the partners are outlined, whereas planned activities for the next period are reported in advance.

  • D8.9: Data Management Plan v2

    Due date: 28/02/2022 - Task leader: CERTH

    The current report is the deliverable D8.9, which constitutes the second version of the project’s Data Management Plan (DMP). The updated versions of the produced datasets are provided throughout the document, accompanied with the following information:

    - Type and brief description of the datasets to be generated, gathered and handled;
    - Research data management practices during and after the project completion;
    - Metadata-related standards and formats;
    - Information about data dissemination, exploitation and preservation.

    Towards providing updates and additions regarding the required information, a dataset template, which was also provided in the previous version of the deliverable, was sent to partners who are responsible for specific components and their corresponding produced dataset, following the guidelines for reports related to “Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020”.

    The D^2EPC project will examine how effective the envisioned solution is by collecting and analysing data in six pilot sites in Greece, Germany, and Cyprus. It is noted that during the realization of the project procedures, ethical concerns may be raised regarding the privacy and confidentiality of data collection and processing and have been described in the first version of this deliverable under pilot ethical methodology and management plan sections. Data collection will be performed in full compliance with the European Union (EU) and national legislations, as described in Section 5 of this report.

    Τhe current version of the deliverable documents the further elaboration of the provided datasets and information on the templates, aligned with the progress of the project’s tasks and pilot activities. The third and final version of the deliverable is due to be delivered on M36 and will include the complete information, concluding the work under Task 8.4 Ethics and data management.

 

Dissemination materials

Accessible and shareable pieces of information related to D^2EPC and made for interactions with audiences and stakeholders.

  • Newsletters

    Newsletters for the D^2EPC project.

  • Promotional materials

    Promotional materials for the D^2EPC project.

  • Videos

    Videos about the D^2EPC project.

    • VisitD^2EPC Project Introduction
    • VisitD^2EPC project & workshop invitation
 

Publications

Peer reviewed articles, book chapters, or conference presentations created and released by members of D^2EPC and focused on D^2EPC related work.

  • "An enhanced framework for next-generation operational buildings energy performance certificates" (2022) Stavros Koltsios, Paris Fokaides, Phoebe-Zoe Georgali, Apostolos C. Tsolakis, Panagiota Chatzipanagiotidou, Eglė Klumbytė, Andrius Jurelionis, Lina Seduikytė, Christos Κontopoulos, Christos Malavazos, Christiana Panteli, Mija Susnik, Gerfried Cebrat, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
    https://doi.org/10.1002/er.8517.
  • "Next-Generation Energy Performance Certificates. What novel implementation do we need?" (2022) Lina Seduikyte, Phoebe-Zoe Morsink-Georgali, Christiana Panteli, Panagiota Chatzipanagiotidou, Koltsios Stavros, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Laura Stasiulienė, Paulius Spūdys, Darius Pupeikis, Andrius Jurelionis, Paris Fokaides.
  • "D^2EPC Requirements’ Survey" (2021) Lina Šeduikytė, Paris Fokaides, Christiana Panteli, Panagiota Chatzipanagiotidou, Phoebe-Zoe Morsink-Georgali.
  • "SpliTech2021 - D2EPC: Next Generation Digital and Dynamic Energy Performance Certificates" (2021) Stavros Koltsios, Apostolos C. Tsolakis, Paris Fokaides, Angeliki Katsifaraki, Gerfried Cebrat, Andrius Jurelionis, Christos Contopoulos, Panagiota Chatzipanagiotidou, Christos Malavazos, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, and Dimitrios Tzovaras.