Methodology

Methodology of sdp prototype construction

Despite a climate protection discussion since the first report to the Club of Rome in 1972, there is a lack of tangible indicators for citizens that are aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN’s sustainability goals. Decisions for effective and affordable climate protection cannot be made: from private purchases to building renovation to planning municipal measures. Not even the CO2 emissions from the production of cars or buildings are transparently available.

The aim of the sustainable data platform is to create a consistent and independent methodology for economically achieving climate neutrality for citizens and communities in Europe.

Methodology is the static of climate protection: boring – but important! Because feed-back mechanisms are, according to [PIK 2019], a “social tipping element” to still counteract the destruction of livelihoods. “Without high-quality data that provide the right information about the right things at the right time, the development, monitoring and evaluation of effective policies is almost impossible” [UN 2014].

Draft platform specification 1.0; basics of democratic handling of data.

Methodological basis and programming of the sdp web app for recording and reducing the personal carbon footprint (D-A-CH).

Functional description WP-Cockpit as the basis for the programming work in the Heat Pump Check module (D-A-CH).

Methodical basis of programming sdp module- PRO-C2, Prototype I, V 1.0 .

Methodological basis of programming sdp module- MSK2, prototype 2020/2021.

sdp Start-Methodology 2020 with CO2COMPASS, Working Group WG 03, 2021-08-21.


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Volker Wittwer

I have been working in the field of solar energy system development at Fraunhofer ISE for 40 years and strive to implement new technologies. New technologies are available in many areas and simulations show the great potential for savings. However, successful implementation often fails in practice due to poor execution and lack of control mechanisms.
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However, control of the plants and successful implementation of new technologies is only possible if the running characteristics of the plants are also available for constant monitoring. The sustainable data platform could provide the relevant data for this and help us to use renewable energies more efficiently in conjunction with efficient conversion and "smart" control in our overall energy system.

Prof. Dr. Volker Wittwer
Physicists

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Dana Dübbers

We have no idea about climate protection. That was the shocking realisation I had at the beginning of my work as a student trainee at sdp. Houses and products are labelled "climate neutral" even though their emissions fall far short of climate protection targets. It is therefore crucial that we use monitoring systems that measure actual emissions and thus make effective measures visible.
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The effectiveness of many everyday measures has already been proven. The CO2 Avatar lists the 19 most effective ones that can be used to follow one's own path to climate neutrality in a scientifically sound and simple way. Before, I was not aware that simply switching to a green bank saves as much CO2 as eating a vegan diet for a year.

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open-science processing note

Expertise from practice, science and administration is compiled as the basis for the sdp programming work. The goal is a holistic evaluation with illustrations of relevant characteristic values that can be understood as intuitively as possible. The creation of the methodological basis is to be subjected to continuous quality assurance, which could not be provided throughout in the course of the voluntary prototype construction 2020. Methodological uncertainties and the associated reduced data quality are pointed out.

The above documents contain partly confidential information, unchecked individual assessments and personal data as well as unauthorised graphs, tables, etc.. In the present version, they are used for the internal processing and creation of algorithms. Individual documents can be made available on request while respecting the Platform Code.

For further development, it is planned to prepare the basics in an understandable way and to publish them as at least a bilingual wiki (open science). The first further wiki contributions were collected on the topics of “definition of climate neutrality”, “compensation” and “hydrogen”.

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[UN 2014]: Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: A World that Counts, Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Report prepared at the request of the United Nations Secretary-General, November 2014

[PIK 2019] Information feedback in the sense of disclosure of information on greenhouse gas emissions is a “social tipping element” (STE6) that can lead to disruptive change to limit Earth’s overheating. Source: Social tipping dynamics for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050, Contributed by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK-Potsdam), November 15, 2019.