Building Energy Data Analysis

Building Energy Data Analysis

While a massive amount of building-related energy data exists, it can be unwieldy and dispersed, hampering our ability to leverage it for energy-saving efforts and research. Building owners, utilities, cities, ESCOs, and researchers are unable to match energy use data with other building data sets, making it hard to identify opportunities to save energy or advance the development of new energy-efficient technologies. This Accelerator will focus on the development and testing of a unique building identifier (UBID) that enables spatial tagging to reduce the barriers to and cost of joining datasets. This will improve how building energy data can be used for research and cost-effective investment decisions, leading to stronger, more competitive energy infrastructure and systems.

2018 Progress Report

More than 350 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge are saving 380 trillion Btus and an estimated $3.1 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings.

Get Involved

Better Buildings programs host interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. 

2018 Summit Presentations are Live

Slide decks from the 2018 Better Buildings Summit sessions are now available to download and share. 

Other Resources

Partnership Agreement

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Data Analysis (BEDA) Accelerator is a voluntary partnership that brings together public and private sector leaders, researchers, utilities, and others to improve the way that building energy data is generated, managed, merged, and analyzed through the development of a unique building identifier (UBID). BEDA Accelerator Partners will collaborate with DOE and national labs to demonstrate successful models of enhancing dataset connectivity and furthering energy efficiency research and insights.

Priorities

Partners

A-Z

Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA)
U.S. Green Building Council
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Location

District Of Columbia

U.S. Green Building Council

North Carolina

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Virginia

Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA)