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New website gives access to Innovate UK data

News   •   Feb 04, 2016 14:26 GMT

Building Data Exchange website launch

Friday 5th February will see the launch of the Building Data Exchange, a new website from the Digital Catapultcentre, designed to stimulate innovation and help in the construction of more efficient properties.

The new website will see construction companies and other industries, able to access the wealth of information on the performance of modern buildings, such as best practice and pitfalls in the construction of energy efficient buildings.

The information has been pulled together from Innovate UK’s last six years of information gathering in the £8M Buildings Performance evaluation programme and will assist designers, developers and constructors in improving a building’s energy performance.

Launch of the new website coincides with the release of two new reports that analyse data from Innovate UK’s Building Performance Evaluation programme, which show that more needs to be done to improve buildings’ energy efficiency in order to meet targets.

Simon Hart, Innovate UK programme leader for the built environment, said: “Homes and offices are not performing as they should do. They are consuming up to ten times the energy they should, and there are a multitude of factors behind that.

“The programme has amassed so much data that it’s difficult for constructors to process it. There is an opportunity now for digital businesses to create smart home or property technology that could be adopted by the construction industry and help it to tackle these issues.”

Providing relevant information to building contractors, the exchange will encourage working with digital innovators to help provide solutions to energy efficiency challenges.

The data can be used in many fields in the industry, including in proptech, smart homes, Internet of Things, future cities, wearable tech, data, buildings information management, retail, energy systems, renewables fintech, sensors, materials and manufacturing.

The full data set will be available for a hackathon on 5th-7th February and then made available to the public shortly afterwards as part of a three-year Catapult programme to encourage interaction between the construction industry and digital innovators.

Download the Building Performance Evaluation report on non-domestic buildings

Download the Building Performance Evaluation report on homes

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