Information Hub and Data Warehouse

An update on current status of the Review recommendations

Information Hub & Data Warehouse also known as the Advice and Guidance Workstream has developed the concept of the Information Hub to a point where there is a clear proposal for its creation and maintenance and has completed feasibility research for the Data Warehouse.  Responsibility for implementation of the Data Warehouse was handed over to the quality mark operating body in July 2018.

High-level content for the Information Hub has been discussed with stakeholders and existing sources of information are being explored.  Intended users are householders, advice providers and the supply chain; this wider audience for the Hub will allow for the provision of face to face advice and advice at point of sale or whilst work is being carried out in the home. The Hub will bring consistency to the advice provided and credibility to those referencing the materials.  The Information Hub will include the Each Home Counts digital domestic consumer energy efficiency advice service, which has been developed by BEIS and is now in a live Beta phase, and a suite of buyers’ guides.

The process for developing and approving technology buyers’ guides has been developed, working with the Home Energy Technology and Fabric Workstreams.  The process and a template for the guides has been circulated to members of the Home Energy Technology and Fabric Workstreams and seven draft buyers guides focused on individual measures have been developed by industry, with more in development.

The group has also provided input to the scoping of a standard for advice.