The workshop at CLIMA 2016 by Petra Vladykova Bednarova, Ian Knight and John Woollett (link here to the workshop and Lecturers´ profiles) was attended by total of 40 attendees (mainly from Europe) and it was a good mix of practitioners (engineers, designers), manufacturers (mainly HVAC and BEMS) and people from educational institutions (universities).
The concept of the workshop was to discuss several points which the presenters have considered to be of importance, such as data at operational level versus legislative needs and the use of monitoring data in future legislation. It is clear that operationally low energy services are a key element for achieving lower energy use in buildings. Already we are seeing a move to building procurement with guaranteed operational performance in the contract. This potentially means choosing the best kit in the future for both new build and refurbished building stock.