Dan Staniaszek

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

Dan heads up BPIE’s data management, renovation and financing portfolios, building on a broad experience base across the sustainable energy space spanning 25 years, including 15 years in senior positions. In various advisory roles, he has influenced the design of EU Directives, including EPBD, EED, and the UK Energy White Paper, Renewables Obligation and Energy Efficiency Obligation scheme. He has devised and directed numerous certification schemes and evaluated over £500M investment in sustainable energy.  Dan holds Masters Degrees from the University of Oxford and London Southbank University, is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Energy Institute in the UK.

Talk Title: 
Building the European Knowledge Base on Energy Performance of Buildings
Talk Abstract: 

Having a solid evidence base on the energy performance of buildings is a pre-requisite for taking meaningful and effective actions to cut energy use, reduce CO2 emissions and renovate the existing stock of some 200 million buildings in Europe. This presentation outlines the process of collecting buildings data across 29 countries and then designing a data portal to enable users from across the world to access key facts and figures, generate bespoke charts and download data for personal use, research and analysis. The portal, launched late in 2012, aims to be the central and freely available knowledge base for all data relating to European building energy performance. To achieve that goal, BPIE has specified an online data collection form to enable easy upload of national building stock information, details of policies affecting buildings and progress with the challenge of renovating Europe’s stock of buildings with a combined area nearly equivalent to the surface area of Belgium. See also: www.buildingsdata.eu.