Volunteer your building for the National Buildings Database and benefit from sustainability insight and modelling

Verco are pleased to be supporting Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), UCL and Winning Moves with the creation of the National Buildings Database (NBD). The completed database will be used for research into energy use and carbon emissions, which can inform government strategy and policy.

Verco is supporting the project through site-based audits which will cover over 100 premises and buildings. Commissioned by DESNZ, the purpose of the project is to combine existing datasets on the building stock in England, Wales and Scotland, including their actual annual operational energy use, to create the NBD.

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The first phase of the research was recently completed, and the results - published by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero - can be found here.

The completed database will be used for research into energy use and carbon emissions. The research will inform government strategy and policy to:

  • Improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs
  • Examine practical approaches to low carbon retrofitting
  • Investigate the potential for integrating low carbon and renewable energy technologies

Enjoy the benefits of becoming an audit host: Apply before 30th April.

The project offers a number of benefits to audit hosts, supporting their sustainability strategies:

Access to the dynamic simulation model: models are proving to be an increasingly useful tool when investigating the complex interactions associated with the combination of measures required to transition an asset to net zero.

EPC data gap analysis: This process is important in relation to the application of current and future Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), and may help to reduce MEES risk associated with missing data.

Energy Benchmarks: employing contemporary energy use data from Phase 1 of the NBD to benchmark the audited building, this will help to identify which buildings have the most potential to perform better.

Please let us know if you are interested in finding out more about the project and in supporting the research. Initial applications are sought by 30th April.

Please note: no data from audits will be linked to individual buildings included in the NBD and no data gathered in the audit will be passed to DESNZ or other departments in the UK or the Devolved Administrations.

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