The EEFIG De-Risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP)

DEEP is an open-source initiative to up-scale energy efficiency investments in Europe through the improved sharing and transparent analysis of existing projects in Buildings and Industry.

Click on the DEEP icon or the link to the right to get to the DEEP tool.

Initially DEEP contains data for over 7,800 building and industry projects contributed by:


 

The DEEP platform offers the following services:

1. Key Figures
The Key Figures page provides a quick overview of the Buildings and Industry projects in the DEEP. More specifically this service presents information about the current number of projects, median payback and median avoidance cost for buildings and industry projects for each country visually in a map by hovering above each country.

2. Data Overview
The Data Overview page provides a more comprehensive (but still aggregated) overview of the energy efficiency projects in the DEEP. The user can choose to see an overview of the energy efficiency projects in Buildings or Industry by clicking on the respective icon at the beginning of the page.In each case this service presents in simple terms two charts: The first chart presents the distribution of payback time on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles per measure types. The chart presents the average (media) payback time (years required for the saving to pay for the investment without any interest costs) for all buildings / industry projects. The second chart in the data overview page is the avoidance cost per measure on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles in Eurocent / kWh.

3. View Charts
The View Charts functionality allows the user to view and filter a number of predefined charts for Buildings / Industry energy efficiency projects. Through this panel the user is able to filter the projects that will be included in the bellow charts based on:

  1. Country
  2. Measure Type
  3. Building Type
  4. Verification method

Through this service the user is able to visualize and customize the following charts:

Buildings:

  • Energy saving potential for the projects included in the database (GWh/a) shown by average payback time (in years) and use of the building
  • Payback time in years (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per energy efficiency measure type
  • Payback time in years (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per building types
  • Avoidance cost in Eurocent/kWh (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per energy efficiency measure type
  • Avoidance cost in Eurocent/kWh per building type (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per building types
  • Unit energy saving in EUR/m²/year (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per energy efficiency measure type
  • Unit energy saving in EUR/m²/year (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per building types

Industry:

  • Energy saving potential for the projects included in the database (GWh/a) shown by average payback time (in years) and industrial energy efficiency measure type
  • Avoidance cost in Eurocent/kWh (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per industrial energy efficiency measure type
  • Payback time in years (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per industrial energy efficiency measure type
  • Payback time in years (distributed on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles) per size of organization

Furthermore, the user is allowed to select the discount rate used in the calculation of avoidance costs (default is no discounting).

4. Add and Manage Projects
Data providers can upload and manage energy efficiency projects with the Add and Manage projects service. This section presents the list of the current added projects connected to the users profile. The list indicates the title, a user-defined tag and other information including the sharing level of the project. By default all added projects are private and are not taken into consideration in the other sections of the platform (View charts, analysis toolbox, overview). Private projects are only visible in the benchmark service in order to benchmark the existing Deep platform projects with the user’s portfolio. Users can create a new project where the user can provide input for the energy efficiency project. There are two views, a “simple data entry” view with basic, required information about the project and an “advanced data entry” with additional fields to be filled-in.

Data providers can upload data for verification, where the administrators of the Deep Platform will examine and approve the data in order to include it in the overall analysis of the platform (overview, view charts, analysis toolbox,benchmark) that is shared with all users.

5. Analysis Toolbox
The analysis toolbox allows the creation of charts in a dynamic and highly customizable manner. The user first selects the x axis variable (group by variable) such as country, measure type, verification method, building type, organization size and so on. Then the user selects the metric of interest (y axis) such as Total investment, Energy consumption (before, after, forecast),etc. The user is able to choose the aggregation function (Average, Sum, Count, Min, Max,Percentiles, Median, Standard deviation). Moreover through a data filters dialog, the user is able to add multiple filters for the projects as indicated in the following figure.

Moreover, the user is able to create advanced, custom metrics by clicking the Define custom metrics button on top of the chart. To create a custom formula, the user drags and drops variables and math functions from the left menu into the formula field. If there is an error in the formula the toolbox will indicate the issue with a warning, else the user can save the formula and the system will automatically estimate the unit of the formula. After the formula is saved the user will be able to pick the created formula in the chart creation area.

6. Benchmark your Projects
The benchmark service allows to benchmark the projects of the user against the projects of the Deep Platform database. The user selects the category (Buildings / Industry) as well as the benchmark method (Avoidance cost, Simple Payback time, Area cost, Energy saved). Through this panel the user is able to filter the projects that will be included in the bellow charts based on Country, Measure Type, Building Type and Verification method.

Moreover, the user is able to choose a discount rate for the calculation of the avoidance cost indicator based on the following formula. The user is able to select which projects from his / her portfolio to use. Based on these parameters this service generates a final chart that compares the benchmark variable selected between the database projects and the users portfolio on 10%, 25%, 75% and 90% percentiles.