Digitalization related to energy consumption in buildings

Digitalization is currently a buzzword. However, digitalization in the built environment is many things, ranging from single numbers as EPCs and SRIs, over collection of information (BBR, BIM, etc.) and different levels of control (BMS, MPC, etc.) to complex characterization and functions for gaining energy flexibility.

I discovered that when colleagues talked about digitalization, they unknowingly talked about different things and thus didn’t understand each other. So, I decided via examples to show the different aspects of digitalization in the built environment.

The offset of my way of describing digitalization is by dividing the (underlying) data in three main areas: static and semi-static date, historic time series and real-time data.

The presentation will take its point of departure in Søren Østergaard Jensen’s publication Digitalization related to energy consumption in buildings.

 Søren Østergård Jensen

Søren Østergaard Jensen has 40 years of research experience in the field of energy efficiency in buildings: modelling, measuring, characterization, evaluation, etc. 11 years at DTU BYG, 27 years at DTI and currently 2 years at Centre for Global Cooperation, Danish Energy Agency. He is the leader of IEA EBC Annex 67 Energy Flexible Buildings (2014-2020) and currently co-leader of the successor: Annex 82. Danish ExCo member of IEA EBC.