The TOPAs Consortium hosted a Stakeholder Workshop that took place on Thursday 25th February 2015 at the IBM Research Smarter Cities Technology Center, Dublin. The workshop was structured as an open discussion on the practical challenges, road blocks and solutions for building operation and energy assessment to deliver on energy sustainability in the built environment.
The aim of the workshop was to explore the challenges in minimising the gap between predicted and actual energy use. Specifically, to address the topics of how to improve the understanding of post occupancy energy demand, and explore the modelling approaches to quantify the performance gap. While tools for energy performance assessment are expected to help operators in fulfilling their tasks, the gap between predicted and actual energy use is still significantly larger than expected.
During the workshop, the topics for discussion included among others: Open BMS approaches, Auditing Methodologies, Energy Performance Modelling & Assessment, and Energy Sustainability - Challenges for Building Managers.
Presentations from the workshop are available at: https://www.topas-eeb.eu/documents/dissemination-materials/stakeholder-workshop-ireland