New SEED Application Enables HPXML Import/Export
The Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform (SEED Platform) can now import and export residential buildings data in HPXML as part of the SEED buildings database application. This new feature, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will allow governments, home performance programs, and other users to update property records in the database with HPXML data and to retrieve that data as HPXML at a later time.
Several home performance programs across the country are currently using HPXML to collect and exchange residential buildings and project data. The SEED platform is primarily used by local governments to manage commercial buildings data (i.e. Portfolio Manager).
NREL expects that increased interoperability between SEED and HPXML will encourage greater use of HPXML for home energy audit data collection and greater use of the SEED platform for residential building data aggregation, with additional future uses anticipated such as the integration of energy efficiency data in real estate transactions.
HPXML is a national open data standard that is supported and managed by Julie Caracino of the Home Performance Coalition. HPXML standardizes the collection and exchange of data on energy performance, energy conservation measures, and the physical and operational attributes of a home. The SEED Platform provides public agencies and other organizations with a standardized but flexible, cost-effective, secure, enterprise data platform to manage portfolio scale building performance data from multiple sources.