EURAC KPI database

Open KPI database for building sector

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are defined in Statement-of-Requirements for a building, which guide design development, comparing design solutions and supporting the decision making process.

KPIs are used to measure the performance of buildings and provide easily accessible and useful information about buildings and their parts. They aim to create a stable return of knowledge from different type of buildings toward building designers, energy managers, and policy makers. The indicators will present to the different players easy to read and meaningful information that points toward weaknesses or strength points of a technical solution, control strategy, building system or policy.

The indicators selected undergo the following principles:

  • Assist the decision making process during the design phase;

  • Be usable by different actors: policy makers, professional designers, building energy managers, and building owners;

  • Allow database users to compare and contrast different options;

  • Be flexible, multipurpose and generic in nature, and usable on different building typologies;

  • Be easy to use and visualise with clear charts;

  • Reflect specific issues that could have an impact on latest and future generation of buildings and on their diffusion;

  • Be measurable and technically valid (quantitative criteria or qualitative converted to quantitative);

Dedicated KPIs have be chosen, based on the above-mentioned criteria, to evaluate performances from a single HVAC component to the building local grid interaction.

European projects, standards and scientific papers have been evaluated aiming to identify and collect the most important indicators used.

Among the KPIs collected from multiple sources and with the help of experts from different fields, we selected the most useful indicators to evaluate the performances of buildings and districts.

As a result, a KPIs tool is developed and can be used by everyone in the database page.