Seed Use Cases

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This page presents a summary of existing known use cases based on existing linked data applications and platforms and prototypes developed in R&D projects.

Use Case Category Template

In order to keep this web page insightful and digestible, please:

  1. Create a link to the use case through the title, in the following format - [ [ title_of_use_case|Title of Use Case ] ] and add use case to the new link
  2. Keep description short and to the point, also for the title (Suggestion: include the category name or just extend it with a particularity of the use case)
  3. Use the categories displayed at the bottom of this web page
  4. Use the following template to describe use cases:
  • Title: The title of the use case
  • Description: A short description of the use case
  • Data Domain(s): Please use the categories in 'Data Domains'.
  • Objectives: A short description of the objectives of the use case
  • Stakeholders:
  • LD Benefits:
  1. benefit 1
  • Challenges
  1. challenge 1

Use Cases

Use Cases are currently categorized as high level and generic. High level use cases are those which set out to meet a specific goal which may involve several sub use cases. They are not envisaged to be composed into any super use case. Often, these can be made up of several 'generic' use cases, although generic use cases should be (or are envisaged to be) applicable to more than one high level use case.

High Level Use Cases

Version and Access Control

Optimized Building Design for Energy Efficient Operation

Optimized Building Use for Energy Efficient Operation

Building Re-Design and Recommissioning for Energy Efficient Operation

Business models for constructing and retrofittting energy-efficient residential districts

Fault Detection and Management

Intelligent and Integrated Control of Buildings (non-energy related)

SME Use of Public Linked Building Data

Building data publication

Smart (Context-Aware) Building Applications

Digital Building Reconstruction

Building Commissioning

Generic Use Cases

Cross-model change management



Data Domains

Suggested list of categories to be used as tags for related domains. Please feel free to add or edit this categories if you find they are incomplete.

Building Life Cycle Stage

The Building Life Cycle is defined here as having six stages. Find a further description of each stage by clicking on it. For a description of how these stages are categorized, click HERE


List of stakeholders to be used as tags for related domains. This are categorized as human, organisation and non-human stakeholders. Also provided is an indication of the stage of the building life cycle that the stakeholder is involved. Building Life Cycle Stages Key - Design: Des, Construction: Con, Commissioning: Com, Operation: Op, Refurbishment/Reconfiguration: R, Demolition/Recycling: Dem, (All indicates all stages)

Human Stakeholders

  • Building/Facility Owner
  • Architect
  • Operations Manager
  • Energy Manager/Auditor
  • Energy Modeler
  • Facility Manager (need to make a clear distinction between this and operation manager)
  • Facility Technician
  • Engineer
    • Structural
    • Automation
    • Building Energy Management System
    • HVAC
  • Financial/Cost Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Occupant
  • Developer (e.g. software developer)

Organization Stakeholders

  • Energy Supplier
  • Device Manufacturer/Distributor
  • Materials Manufacturer/Distributor

Non-human 'Stakeholders'

  • Data Provider
  • Application
    • Metering system
    • Automation Server/Control System
  • Device
    • Data Storage System (energy data, sensor data, etc.)
    • Communication Interface
    • Energy Consumer
    • Energy Generator


Two proposals for scenarios related to optimization of the performance

  • monitoring of building energy performance -> publish -> calculate performance or simulation -> compare performance -> optimization of the performance
  • building (street lighting, water, gas, etc.) model -> simulation -> performance estimation -> optimization of the performance

Relevant Documents