This App makes it easier for users to find products that can reduce energy consumption in the construction and building sector. With this App it is possible to search through products in different product groups, ex Windows, Insulation, Ventilation and Heating.
It gives a good and fast overview of product in a specific group and it is possible to narrow the search, ex for windows you can search for three-layers windows made of wood. A normal Internet search will only give links to different webpages from distributors and it will take a lot of time to make a comparable list. This App will give you the list on the fly and include search parameters.
The App also gives a detailed guideline on what to consider when you are thinking of making of renovating your house or flat. There is furthermore a thorough explanation of the different search parameters under each product category.
The App calculates the potential energy saving if chancing ex the windows of the house. It is possible to choose between three different “standardized” house types (detached house, row house and flat) and two locations (Copenhagen in Denmark and Munich in Germany). The energy savings are made with the calculation programs ASEPI and Energy Plus.
This App has been made as part of a large EU (FP7) program. It has been made as an example on how to spread awareness, motivation and information for house owners that have thought about renovating their house. The database in this App is not so large to begin with, but can be increased to thousands of products in the future.