New EUBUCCO Database

#Building #KI

New EUBUCCO Database for Over 200 Million Buildings in Europe

Published in:
Scientific Data, Vol 10, 147 (2023)

EUBUCCO v0.1: European Building Stock Characteristics in a Common and Open Database for 200+ Million Individual Building

Nikola Milojevic-Dupont, Felix Wagner, Florian Nachtigall, Jiawei Hu, Geza Bei Brüssel, Marius Zumwald, Filip Biljecki, Niko Heeren, Lynn H. Kaack, Peter-Paul Pichler, Felix Creutzig

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Technische Universität Berlin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Hertie School Data Science Lab Berlin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, National University of Singapore, ETH Zurich


A new Europe-wide database that covers the 27 countries of the European Union and Switzerland has been created by a team of researchers led by Professor Dr. Felix Creutzig (Technische Universität Berlin). The research report was published in Scientific Data (Nature Portfolio).


The four important characteristics of buildings – building surface area, building type, building height, and year of construction – were collected, analyzed, and harmonized. The team also assessed 50 open government datasets and OpenStreetMap data. The end result is the EUBUCCO v0.1 database, which can be used for high-resolution urban sustainability studies at continental, comparative, and local level using a central source.


In energy and climate policy, spatially resolved data on the extent and condition of the building stock is valuable for modeling energy demand scenarios and devising climate change mitigation measures aimed at reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. The information can be used in risk models for natural hazards and economic damage assessments in connection with climate change.

Data base

Read the study

Nikola Milojevic-Dupont


Nikola Milojevic-Dupont
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change