Public administrators and Planners are professionals having among their tasks that of reducing energy consumption, energy expenses, emissions due to energy consumption and production, with reference to the territorial level the institution they work for operates. They can either be part of the public administration, whether as elected representatives, employees or managers, or be external consultants.
The category of Public administrators and Planners comprises the following professionals:

  • Public administrators at district, municipality, province, region level. They have a planning, regulatory and “community” role. They can decide about incentives, energy and environmental policies and have a cultural and educational role for citizens. They are involved in local energy plans. As building owners they are “building managers” and energy managers too.
  • Planners: professionals who support the public administrations (urban energy planners, urban planners, district energy planners).


The Town Councillor for the Environment enters the DIMMER portal by using her credentials as ‘public administrators and planners’.
She visualizes the 3D representation of the city. Every building has a different colour depending on its thermal behaviour. More precisely, the full-coloured ones are the buildings for which real data are available, as these were provided by the energy supplier, building managers or private owners. Instead, dotted colours are used for buildings for which some data had to be simulated. A clear concentration of red buildings could be found in social housing zones. She wants to check the trend of consumption in a social housing district where many major refurbishments have recently been carried out. She selects the area and asks to visualize a graph showing the consumption of thermal energy during the last two years adjusted to outdoor temperatures. She notices that consumption has actually declined, albeit slightly less than expected.
She saves in DIMMER the simulations and graphs that he requested: since these data are aggregate, they may also be visualized later by all other visitors of the portal.

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10129 Turin (Italy)