Speakers Bio & Abstract

Francesco Pignatelli Programme Manager
Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit
European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Engineer with years of experience in the Space Industry in programme management, business planning and development roles of large scientific, commercial and training satellite systems, joined in 1999 the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC). He supported the co-ordination of inter-institutional and space application activities, such as the Galileo and the GMES/Copernicus initiatives. He is now responsible for the European Union Location Framework (EULF), an action under the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) programme, based on the information infrastructures implemented through the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC and the related legislation. Abstract
Location-based integrated data approach to support energy efficiency policies
Energy efficiency is one important factor in combating climate change and ensuring we live in a sustainable environment. Location data can support energy efficiency policies, as confirmed by a European Union Location Framework study from 2015, proposing an approach to support the data monitoring requirements of the Energy Performance and Buildings Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Covenant of Mayors initiative, based on the re-use of INSPIRE components. As these policies are linked to energy saving actions, validation and interaction with building owners and industry is important in the overall methodology. A pilot project is now being mobilised, involving a series of cities and regions to demonstrate how an integrated data approach can be established for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting related to the multiple policies and initiatives, considering energy performance of buildings, energy consumption of buildings and energy production at a local level. This will be done through adoption of common structured data models; use of common data access mechanisms (INSPIRE Network Services); re-use of datasets for different planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting purposes; data access agreements to use the relevant data; development and application of relevant methodologies and models to fill data gaps, and use of both centralised and distributed ICT infrastructures foe data access, processing and presentation. This contribution will describe the intermediate outcomes of the pilot, in terms of policy alignment, stakeholder engagement, harmonised data models, user requirements and use case definitions.