The primary goal of the EU Building Stock Observatory (BSO) is to offer transparent information about the European Union's building stock. It serves to aid in monitoring current EU energy policies and measures while also contributing to the development of future policies. The BSO consists of a database, a data mapper, and factsheets containing interactive graphs and tables with data related to the EU building stock and energy consumption, which can be viewed on-screen and downloaded for further use.
The BSO's comprehensive scope will encompass various energy-related subjects, providing details on the building stock, energy consumption, installed building elements, technical building systems, energy performance certificates, nearly zero-energy buildings, and renovation rates. It will also cover additional areas such as energy poverty and financing aspects.