Smart Metering-based Innovation and Building Performance; a BEIS / TEDDINET Exploratory Workshop

Collaboration with BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)

This exploratory workshop aimed to create a shared understanding of possible technical/analytical solutions for using smart meter energy consumption and other data to measure the actual thermal performance of residential buildings (independent of occupant behaviour), and how these solutions could help to drive improved energy efficiency.

The national roll-out of smart energy metering, scheduled for completion by 2020, will transform the availability of data on residential energy consumption. BEIS anticipate that this data availability will drive a range of innovations, and are working to facilitate this.

One area of potential application which is receiving increasing interest is the use of half-hourly electricity and gas data, combined with locational external temperature data and internal temperature monitoring (plus, potentially, other data such as humidity and/or CO2), to automate measurement of the actual thermal performance of buildings. Potential uses of such an application include (but are not be limited to):

The invite-only workshop, which took place in London on 8th November 2016, explored such issues, and much more besides. Presentations given during the event and the workshop report are available below.

 

Presentation downloads

 

For details of the TEDDINET collaboration on ‘Smart Meter Data and Public Interest’ with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Sustainability First, please see here.