Centre for Sustainable Energy DEC release

2 March 2011: The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has put energy Display Energy Certificate (DEC) data for 40,000 buildings placed in public domain for the first time. The dataset includes the address, floorspace, heat and power consumption, carbon emissions, and energy efficiency rating. Until now, this information could only be obtained for one building at a time, and only in PDF format, making strategic assessments and estate-wide analysis almost impossible. CSE’s Head of Research Joshua Thumim explains why they have taken this step:
“This data belongs in the public domain. It took a lot of time and effort to persuade CLG to release it to us, and we are now pleased to be able to share it so no one else has to jump through all of those hoops. We hope that researchers, policy-makers, public agencies and others working in the field of sustainable energy can make effective use of the full dataset now that it is finally available.”
Read CSE’s press release here, where you can also download the full data set.

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