First Workshop

Technical Feasibility and Cost Efficiency of Heat Metering, Heat Cost Allocation and Billing. Towards EU Guidelines on the Implementation of EED Articles 9-11

25th - 26th June 2015 in Berlin, Germany

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This workshop was part of a process aimed at supporting the correct and coherent implementation of Articles 9-11 of the EED in Member States. It focused on a range of issues in the calculation of benefits and costs of (sub-)metering and provision of billing information of heating/cooling and hot water. The discussion intended to inform the development of guidelines, which were then presented in draft form for open discussion at a second workshop on 22nd October in Luxembourg.

The workshop was organised by empirica within the framework of a contract with the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission: "Study - ENER/C3/2013-977:Analysis of good practices and development of guidelines for accurate and fair allocation of costs for individual consumption of heating, cooling and domestic hot water in multi-apartment and multi-purpose buildings to support the implementation of relevant provisions of the Articles 9-11 of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency".

Workshop Programme

 Thursday 25th June 2015, 14 - 18hrs in Berlin

14:00 - 18:00

Field Visit

Meeting Point in the Lobby of Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz.

The field visit on 25th June will give participants detailed insight into advanced individualised metering systems, both systems for older buildings typical of Berlin and other German cities as well as systems suited to new building. The demonstration includes metering equipment, heat cost allocation and the generation of frequent billing information. The field visit has been organised by ista international for workshop participants. 

Friday, 26th June 2015, 9 - 16hrs in Berlin

Moderator: Simon Robinson, Director, empirica, Bonn, Germany

09:00 - 10:45

Directive Provisions and Assessment Methods


Metering and Billing in the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) – The Purpose of Guidelines

  • Niels Ladefoged, European Commission, DG Energy, Unit C3

Technical Feasibility and Methods for the Assessment of Cost-Efficiency

  • Georg Vogt, empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations– und Technologieforschung mbH, Research Consultant

Cost Benefit Models Applied in the United Kingdom

  • Graham Allardice, DECC, Heat & Industry Directorate, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Cost Efficiency Assessed for Buildings in Germany

  • Prof. Bert Oschatz, ITG Institut für Technische Gebäudeausrüstung Dresden   Forschung und Anwendung GmbH, Managing Director

Impact of Feedback about energy consumption – literature study. The Danish approach to heat metering and billing

  • Erika Zvingilaite, Ea Energy Analyse

11:00 -13:00

Estimating the Benefits


Evidence from Studies for the Impact of Individualised Metering and Billing and Application of Models on Selected Markets

  •  Prof. Clemens Felsmann, Technische Universität Dresden Institut für Energietechnik

The Cost-Efficiency Assessment in Sweden and the Process to Compile Information of Benefits and for “Competitively Priced” Equipment

  •  Joakim Iveroth, Borveket - Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning

The Impact of Frequent Metering and Billing - Case Studies from European Pilot Projects

  •  Ulrike Hacke, IWU Institut Wohnen und Umwelt GmbH

Additional Savings from Frequent Metering / Billing Information in the Metering Market in Germany – Study Method and early Cost Assessments

  • Dr Mirko Kahre, ista International

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Compiling the Costs


Cost Elements and Usage Patterns in Finland and Impact on Cost-Efficiency

  • Terttu Vainio, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

The Impact of Choosing a Measure on the Accuracy of Distributing the Cost of Consumption

  • Prof. Günter Mügge, Brandenburgische Technical University, Vice Dean for Faculty of Construction

15:15 - 16:00

Open Discussion, Concluding Remarks and Next Steps


Questions from the Audience

Summary, Conclusions and Outlook

  • Niels Ladefoged, European Commission, DG Energy, Unit C3
  • Simon Robinson, Director, empirica, Bonn, Germany