25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Martinus Vranken
Project Manager-Energy and Climate
The Netherlands

LIS based information tools supporting energy and climate policy in two use cases in The Netherlands

Many facets that are addressed by the concept of smart cities have common ground with energy and climate policies. Reducing CO2 emissions and renewable energy not only contribute to climate goals but also give opportunities for improving housing and living conditions, employment and entrepreneurship. A strong information foundation is essential to support the challenges of policy makers and the government. In the presentation two examples are given on the use of LIS based information packages in supporting energy and climate policies in The Netherlands. 1. Most municipalities have limited budgets to improve housing energy efficiency and therefore depend on real estate owners to invest in their properties. By using a combination of cadastral information and other spatial datasets it was possible to build specific information packages. These were used to determine the most favourable neighbourhoods in improving housing energy efficiency. 2. The Dutch government and the City of The Hague are developing a sustainable energy supply strategy for their buildings in the city centre. Their real estate in this area has a combined surface of one million m2 and consumes as much electricity as the equivalent of 30,000 households. A joint approach in renewable and fossil energy will be more cost-effective, sustainable and provides sufficient capacity. A web based GIS tool was built to explore the possibilities of this approach. The information used is based on the national Cadastral Key Register and the Addresses and building Key Register. The tool was used to build a business case and will be used in the near future as an information platform for all stakeholders.