Data to help Decarbonise in a Decade
Project duration: November 2020 ongoing
Project 3D is an intiative to help decarbonise Birmingham (the largest metropolitan borough in England) within a decade. CSE is working alongside Birmingham City Council, Route to Zero Taskforce (R20 Taskforce), West Midlands Combined Authority and local community partners to:
- Establish an energy data hub
- Engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including through training and demonstrations
- Support city wide applications of the data as well as local community projects using data to help reduce carbon emissions
- Evaluate the project and share our learning
This innovative project will be running for 24 months and will include a fund and expert support for smaller community organisations who wish to make use of the data.
As a result of the project, a depository of useful datasets for Birmingham will be freely available online. We’re calling this the energy data hub. The data will be used be a range of stakeholders to plan, initiate and improve projects that cut carbon in the city, for example through the installation of solar PV or increasing provision for low-carbon transport.
The data (which will be held and managed securely and in line with GDPR guidelines) will cover areas such as demographic, socio-economic and health-related data, solar PV potential, housing energy efficiency and retrofit options, district heating system mapping, EV charging points, and transport modes, behaviours and associated emissions. Specific datasets could be added or analysed in more depth in response to needs identified as the project progresses.
Bridget Newbery from CSE who is leading the project has said “We are delighted to be able to use our skills and expertise to help build this data set for Birmingham. It is an exciting and innovative project which we hope will be used as a model for other Cities who wish to create a carbon free future.”