Challenge / Goal
Within the GrowSmarter project, the software platform called ‘Resource Advisor’ developed by Schneider Electric enables the follow-up of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the evaluation of the impact of energy retrofitting works in a building.
Resource Advisor provides tracking of energy consumption and validation of measures to reduce energy and carbon emissions of buildings compared to a specified baseline,baselines, i.e. energy demand situation prior to retrofitting measures. Furthermore, the Energy Management System allows the creation of different user profiles with varied levels of access, making it accessible and secure.
The Energy management System is stored in a Tier III data centre, where the necessary data will be provided from an open data platform that collects energy-related variables of buildings retrofitted in Barcelona.The Energy Management System will store and host historical information, while the data will be aggregated, hourly, daily or monthly, and displayed according to the users’ needs through an intuitive user interface using dashboards and widgets on the internet. The system is cloud-based and data is available online and for download. Advanced users will be able to configure different KPIs and baselines in the platform, while general access users will only be able to view them.The Energy Management System will allow the creation of different user profiles with varied levels of access, making it accessible and secure.
Connectors and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for the open data platform is generated in order to feed the Energy Management System. Since the Resource Advisor allows for different metrics, data points and KPIS for other Smart Solutions could be tracked using the platform.
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All stakeholders of energy retrofitting measures of buildings
Increased data transparency
Improved data accessibility
Decreasing energy consumption in buildings
Reducing energy bills