The final evaluation and validation will collate and analyse energy usage data collected over the course of the pilots and report on key indicators such as energy efficiency gains, cost effectiveness, user acceptance and replication potential. Performance against EnPIs defined in WP2, and reported on by the EPLACE solution over the course of the pilot will be validated and reviewed. This will include parallel assessments to relevant standards such as ISO50001 and IPMVP and methodologies for measuring energy gains via ICT.
The effectiveness of ICT systems in general, and EPLACE in particular, in accurately measuring energy use and efficiency gains, promoting efficiency gains and ultimately delivering robust, verifiable and validated energy efficiency improvements will be evaluated and reported on.
It is envisaged that the evaluation report will assess and demonstrate the viability of innovative business models and ESCOs in delivering energy services and efficiency gains and the central role of ICT in establishing usage, identifying saving opportunities, monitoring performance against EnPIs and ultimately measuring and reporting on energy efficiency gains.
A final report comparing saving results and reduction of energy consumptions in all the pilot buildings will be created to demonstrate the interoperability of EPLACE solution in public buildings and accelerate acceptance and deployment of ICT solutions for energy efficiency.
Provide evidence of viability and effectiveness of ICT investment in energy efficiency.
Provide information and data to showcase ICT based solutions and facilitate their wider uptake and replication.
Evaluate user acceptance and recovery on investment in ICT for energy efficiency.
Review and validate systematic energy efficiency gains in accordance with relevant standards.
Contribute to a common methodology for measuring efficiency gains via ICT.