Smart Buildings and Energy

Smart Buildings and Energy

Smart buildings manage energy and water efficiently and automatically take care of a healthy indoor environment. The energy efficiency of smart buildings reaches high values, resulting in significant energy savings, reduced CO2 production and savings in energy purchase costs. All these indicators are monitored and evaluated in detail in the graphs shown in this area.

Energy Consumption in the Buildings under the MHMP Administration

Since 2017, this graph has been continuously tracking the development of energy consumption in buildings owned and managed by the City of Prague. The resulting value of energy consumption in buildings is mainly influenced by climatic conditions during the heating season. For this reason, the energy consumption values are recalculated according to the degree day method. This calculation method makes it possible to compensate for seasonal climatic fluctuations and to make a fairer comparison of the energy consumed. You can learn more about this method here:

Sources: Department of Environmental Protection of the Prague City Hall - Department of Sustainable Energy

Carbon Footprint in the Buildings under the MHMP Administration

The carbon footprint monitoring is based on the Climate Commitment, which Prague joined in 2019. The Climate Commitment aims to reduce the carbon footprint by 45% compared to 2010. Prague is currently preparing projects to help reduce CO2 production in buildings managed by the Prague City Hall. For this reason, we expect this graph to follow a downward trend in the coming years.

Sources: Department of Environmental Protection of the Prague City Hall - Department of Sustainable Energy

Distribution Networks Level of Digitalization

Remote readings of billing meters help to determine energy and water usage more accurately. Billing meters are owned by distribution companies, which install remote readings on their equipment. The chart shows the rate at which distribution companies are replacing older types of meters with new smart meters.

Sources: Pražská plynárenská, a.s., PREdi, a.s., Pražské vodovody a kanalizace, a.s.

Photovoltaic Power Plants Installed in TCCP Area

There are many ways to generate electricity from renewable sources. One of them is to generate electricity using photovoltaic panels. This way of generating electricity has seen a boom especially around 2010. Since then, interest in this technology has stagnated until recent years, when the trend of increasing new installations of this technology has returned, as illustrated by this graph.

Sources: PREdi

PENB Evaluation of Buildings

The Energy Performance Certificate classifies buildings according to their energy efficiency. The graph shows which energy performance categories the buildings owned by the Prague City Hall, and which have The Energy Performance Certificate, most often fall into.

Sources: Department of Environmental Protection of the Prague

Smart Prague Index year book

Smart Prague Index

yearbook 2022

Since 2017 the city company Operátor ICT, Plc. Has been publishing the Smart Prague Index yearbook annually. By particular measurable indicators and yearly evaluation, it analysis Prague’s development follows up on trends, encapsulates the capital city successes and is a valuable source of its further development.

*All of the data used in the Smart Prague Index come from individual city organisations, Prague city districts and other partners who are responsible for their accuracy.