To source and release data about energy consumption as public open data where possible on Birmingham’s open data portal. Starting with BCC’s own data the next step will be to influence external data owners to release their data. Secondly to help individuals and organisations better understand their own energy usage, particularly how and when energy is used and comparison with that of similar households or buildings through energy dashboards and visualisation, with appropriate protection of individuals’ privacy. With this understanding we can identify solutions, generate new solutions and provide advice for change.
- BCC Digital Birmingham and Climate Change and Sustainability Team
- Birmingham City University
- Aston University and University of Birmingham
- Birmingham Metropolitan College and University College Birmingham
- Energy providers
What makes this approach smart?
Releasing open data and joining it up with data from other sectors to create new solutions
- Publish BCC data on Birmingham Open Data portal
- Work with the Climate KIC-Transition project led by to create new building information for selected buildings in Eastside
- Work with the Smart City Alliance and the Smarter Greener Eastside initiative to gain greater access to energy usage data in Eastside and make this available as open data
- Clarify the scope of the Birmingham Energy Savers Resource Centre and what data will be published regarding progress of domestic retrofit, and connect this to BCC’s open data portal.
- Develop a citywide data / systems architecture for resource data (gas, electricity, heat, fuel, water, waste)
- Engage with and encourage citywide public and private organisations to release energy data, review feasibility of gaining access to commercial data