General

Dwelling Domain

Domestic Hot Water System

Space Heating System

Cooling System

Electric Vehicle

Washing Machine

Clothes Dryer

Dishwasher

Swimming Pool

Battery Storage

Renewable Electricity Production

Smart Meters

Building Management System

Energy Dashboard

Community Domain

Energy Dashboard

District Heating Network

Community Swimming pool

Community Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Community Battery Storage

Community Photovoltaics

Community Wind Turbines

Energy Management System

Information System

Direct Energy Trading

Pricing Mechanism

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Dwelling Domain

The next questions are about the Dwelling Domain

Domestic Hot Water System

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Domestic Hot Water Systems?
It refers to whether there is a technical system to produce hot water for sanitary uses in the dwelling or building.
This field is required.
Is it electric?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for sanitary uses is powered by electricity.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Electric systems are more manageable and efficient. Change the existing system for a heat pump or electric water heater!
What is the type of hot water generation system?
It enquires about the type of technical system to produce hot water for sanitary uses.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Heat pump-based systems are the most efficient. Consider substituting your generator for a heat pump!
Does the system include storage for hot water?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for sanitary uses is capable of storing it in a water tank or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Storage provides more flexibility to the energy system and enables benefitting from variable electricity prices Consider adding an accumulation volume to your thermal installation!
How is the storage charging controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the technical system to produce hot water for sanitary uses.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Are there multiple hot water generators?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for sanitary uses is a unique system or whether there is more than one.
This field is required.
Are they from different brands?
It refers to whether the several technical systems to produce hot water for sanitary uses are from the same manufacturer or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Try to use the same brands whenever possible, it eases the control!

Space Heating System

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Space Heating Systems?
It refers to whether there is a technical system to rise the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling.
This field is required.
Is it electric?
It refers to whether the technical system to rise the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling is powered by electricity.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Electric systems are more manageable and efficient. Change the existing system for a heat pump!
What is the type of electric space heating generator?
The generation refers to the technical building system that ultimately generates the heat to be used to rise the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Heat pump-based systems are the most efficient. Consider substituting your generator for a heat pump!
How is the generation system controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the heating generator.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Which is the emission type?
The emission refers to the technical system that ultimately delivers heat to the indoor space where it is located.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Hydronic terminal units have more thermal inertia, thus are more flexible. Consider changing your system to a water-based one!
How is the emission controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the emission.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Does the system include storage for space heating?
It refers to whether the technical system to that ultimately generates the heat to be used to rise the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling is capable of storing it in a water tank or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Storage provides more flexibility to the energy system and enables benefitting from variable electricity prices Consider adding an accumulation volume to your thermal installation!
How is the storage charging controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the heating generator's storage.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Are there multiple space heating generators?
It refers to whether the technical system that ultimately generates the heat to be used to rise the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling is a unique or whether there is more than one.
This field is required.
Are they from different brands?
It refers to whether the several technical systems that ultimately generates the heat to be used to rise the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling are from the same manufacturer or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Try to use the same brands whenever possible, it eases the control!

Cooling System

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Cooling Systems?
It refers to whether there is a technical system to lower the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling.
This field is required.
How is the generation system controlled?
The generation refers to the technical building system that ultimately extracts the heat to be used to lower the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Which is the emission type?
The emission refers to the technical system that ultimately extracts the heat or "generates the cold" to the indoor space where it is located.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Hydronic terminal units have more thermal inertia, thus are more flexible. Consider changing your system to a water-based one!
How is the emission controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the emission.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Does the system include storage for cooling?
It refers to whether the technical system to that ultimately extracts the heat or "generates the cold" to be used to lower the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling is capable of storing it in a water tank or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Storage provides more flexibility to the energy system, and enables benefitting from variable electricity prices
How is the storage charging controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the cooling generator's storage.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!
Are there multiple cooling generators?
It refers to whether the technical system that ultimately extracts the heat or "generates the cold" to be used to lower the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling is a unique or whether there is more than one.
This field is required.
Are they from different brands?
It refers to whether the several technical systems that ultimately extracts the heat or "generates the cold" to be used to lower the indoor temperature of some spaces in the dwelling are from the same manufacturer or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Try to use the same brands whenever possible, it eases the control

Electric Vehicle

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Electric Vehicles
It refers to whether there is a vehicle which is powered by electricity rather than fuel in the dwelling or building.
This field is required.
Improvement tip: The electric vehicle is one of the assets able to provide the most flexibility. If you own a private vehicle, you may want to consider switching to an electric one!
Is there a charging station?
It refers to the presence of a device to charge the electric vehicle installed in the dwelling or building.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: An on-site charging station would allow you to be more flexible and benefit from variable electricity prices.
How is the charging controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of thecelectric vehicle's charging station.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!

Washing Machine

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Washing Machines?
It refers to whether there is a domestic appliance capable of washing the clothes.
This field is required.
How can it be controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the washing machine.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!

Clothes Dryer

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Clothes Dryers?
It refers to whether there is a domestic appliance capable of drying the clothes.
This field is required.
How can it be controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the clothes dryer.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!

Dishwasher

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Dishwasher?
It refers to whether there is a domestic appliance capable of washing the dishes.
This field is required.
How can it be controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the dishwasher.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!

Swimming Pool

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Do you have one or more Swimming pools?
It refers to whether there is a swimming pool in the building.
This field is required.
Is it heated?
It refers to whether the water of the swimming pool is heated by a technical system or not.
This field is required.
Improvement tip: Remember that the water treatment allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads.
Is it electric?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for the swimming pool is powered by electricity.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Electric heating systems are more manageable and efficient. Change existing system for heat pump technology!
How is the heating controlled?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for the swimming pool is capable of storing it in a water tank or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!

Battery Storage

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Storage
Do you have Battery Storage?
It refers to whether there is a technical system to store electricity for later use in the dwelling or building, apart from the individual batteries of the small devices.
This field is required.
Improvement tip: On-site batteries would allow you to be more flexible and benefit from variable electricity prices.
How is the storage charging controlled?
It enquires about the control functionalities of the battery storage.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Adjustable control of charging allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads. Consider upgrading the control of your installation!

Renewable Electricity Production

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Production
Do you have Renewable Electricity Production?
It refers to whether there is a technical system to produce electricity in the dwelling or building.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: On-site renewable electricity production systems are manageable and efficient. If you have space availability, consider installing them!

Smart Meters

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Smart Meters
Do you have Smart Meters?
It refers to whether there are digital devices that measure instantaneous electricity consumption in the dwelling or building.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Installing smart meters makes it possible to use real time consumption (and production) data to optimise the energy system and to improve efficiency. Consider installing smart meters!

Building Management System

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Building Management System
Do you have a Building Management System?
This field is required.
Improvement tip: A Building Management System enables more efficient management of the assets
How is it controlled?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Smart control of the building management systems generated energy savings and allows for use of renewable and/or support the management of grid loads.

Energy Dashboard

Category: Dwelling Domain
Subcategory: Communication
Is there a dashboard for insight in energy consumption/production?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Insight in energy consumption/production can increase the awareness, promote energy savings and more direct use of renewable and/or limiting peak loads.
Is real-time data presented?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: The use of real-time data makes it possible to adjust the behaviour at the right moment, and provide direct feedback. Also, it allows for automated control.

Community Domain

The next questions are about the Community Domain

Energy Dashboard

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Communication
Is there a dashboard for insight in energy consumption/production?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Insight in energy consumption/production can increase the awareness, promote energy savings and more direct use of renewable and/or limiting peak loads.
Is real-time data presented?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: The use of real-time data makes it possible to adjust the behaviour at the right moment, and provide direct feedback. Also, it allows for automated control.

District Heating Network

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Is there a District Heating Network?
It refers to whether there is a piped network of hot water nearby the building.
This field is required.
Is it electric?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for the district heating network is powered by electricity.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Electric systems are more manageable and efficient. Change existing system for heat pump technology!

Community Swimming pool

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Is there a Community Swimming pool?
It refers to whether there is a collective or municipal swimming pool in the neighborhood.
This field is required.
Is it heated?
It refers to whether the water of the swimming pool is heated by a technical system or not.
This field is required.
Improvement tip: Remember that the water treatment allows for use of renewable and/or supports the management of grid loads.
Is it electric?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for the swimming pool is powered by electricity.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Electric heating systems are more manageable and efficient. Change existing system for heat pump technology!
How is the heating controlled?
It refers to whether the technical system to produce hot water for the swimming pool is capable of storing it in a water tank or not.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: The use of real-time data makes it possible to adjust the behaviour at the right moment, and provide direct feedback. Also, it allows for automated control.

Community Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Use
Are there Community Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles?
It refers to the presence of a device to charge the electric vehicle installed in the neighborhood or community.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: An on-site charging station would allow you to be more flexible and benefit from variable electricity prices.

Community Battery Storage

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Storage
Is there Community Battery Storage?
It refers to whether there is a technical system to store electricity for later use in the neighborhood or community.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: On-site batteries would allow you to be more flexible and benefit from variable electricity prices.

Community Photovoltaics

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Production
Are there Community Photovoltaics?
It refers to whether there is a photovoltaic system to produce electricity in the neighborhood or community.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: On-site renewable electricity production systems are manageable and efficient. If you have space availability, consider installing them!

Community Wind Turbines

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Electricity Production
Are there Community Wind Turbines?
It refers to whether there are wind turbines to produce electricity in the neighborhood or community.
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: On-site renewable electricity production systems are manageable and efficient. If you have space availability, consider installing them!

Energy Management System

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Energy Management System
Is there an Energy Management System?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: An Energy Management System enables a more efficient management of the assets.

Information System

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Information System
Is there an Information System?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: An Information System enables a more efficient management of the assets.

Direct Energy Trading

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Market Operation
Is there Direct Energy Trading?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: If you do not have direct trading on a local energy market, Developing Market Operation schemes in local energy markets brings the community closer to peer-to-peer.
Is peer-to-peer trading possible?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Peer-to-peer trading makes it possible to exchange energy between other member in the community and increase the use of renewable within the community and/or limit peak loads

Pricing Mechanism

Category: Community Domain
Subcategory: Pricing Mechanism
Is there a Pricing Mechanism?
This field requires to be filled
Improvement tip: Pricing mechanism provided incentives to consume (and/or produce electricity). Could improve the business case for flexibility measures like storage systems

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