The text describes the development of a Knowledge HUB as part of the project website related to BUILD UP skills initiative, featuring a web tool named POE (Post Occupancy Evaluation) available in upgraded version on the following link at https://poe.seetheskills.eu
The adjusted post-occupancy methodology (POE) is a way of providing feedback about a building after occupancy and to identify energy performance gap. POE Web tool includes questionnaires for users to improve energy efficiency in their homes based on their responses regarding 4 types of questions: 1) Building info; 2) Heating & Cooling info; 3) Appliances; 4) Lighting and behavior;
This web-tool can serve you, building end user, as a tool to assist you in choosing the needs and preferences, as few or as many of the areas identified in the generated report. Whether your choice is:
a)To do a basic check of your building through the Questionnaire for detection of potential causes for existing energy performance gap
b)Review your occupation approach and change behavior, or perform small investments in order to decrease the energy performance gap and to increase the comfort, or
c)To use this toolkit for decision making process of your need to perform energy audit with deeper analysis for the causes of energy performance gap
– the POE web application has gained recognition as an energy self-assessment tool that households may utilize to identify spots of inefficiency in their homes and receive guidance on how to enhance energy efficiency. One advantage of the tool is that it allows for the creation of an unlimited number of surveys, which can be customized to suit the area or requirements of the surveyor.
The updates of the POE web tools were implemented due to some local representatives requested improvements and new functionalities for the POE Web tool that will fit their needs. Therefore, previous limitations included related to visibility of questionnaire results (only
numbers for the admin, lacking details on specific questions, locations, or user habits) are overcame. The need for a dedicated user role, “Data Analyst,” is highlighted to analyze and visualize questionnaire data for municipalities, cities, energy manager, energy planers etc.
The POE tools serve as efficient research and data collection instruments, making them highly practical for quickly acquiring both energy and non-energy data for specific cities, municipalities, regions, or even entire countries.
This version included better data management, visualization and other features. Additionally for more detailed analysis the user will have the ability to export data in .xls format.
The tool has been enhanced with cutting-edge visualizations that feature easily comprehensible and visually appealing images, facilitating improved comparisons and presentation of results. These representations are highly legible and can enhance the efficiency of the decision-making process.
Piloting phase of upgraded version is in period from 22.12.2023 to 1.03.2024.