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EU Building Stock Observatory is online

The EU Building Stock Observatory is a project from the European Commission aiming at providing a comprehensive snapshot of the building stock characteristics in Europe for policy-makers, investors, industry stakeholders, energy utilities, local and national authorities as well as researchers, in order to underpin decision-making, financial and long-term strategic support.

The objectives of the project were to collect data from different international and national sources related to 5 topics:

  1. Building stock characteristics and energy needs
  2. Envelope performance and technical system
  3. Certification
  4. Financing
  5. Social issues and energy poverty

For communication and dissemination, the consortium have developed 3 tools:

  • A database, which gathers all the data related to buildings
  • A datamapper, a mapping application to display selected indicators though a more visual medium
  • Some topic and country factsheets, presenting information on building characteristics in relation to EU policy requirements

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