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The poster generation tool helps you to create your own Display® poster. Having entered all the necessary information it works autonomously and immediately makes available a printable poster in pdf format. It uses a calculation tool that initially determines the buildings’ Primary energy consumption. Afterwards the instrument calculates the Primary energy ratio, the consumption of primary energy per square metre of the Gross internal floor areaof the building. According to its building type, be it educational, administrative or another kind, the building is graded into a classification scheme of Six classes: A to G similar to the well known certification scheme used for household appliances.
Concerning CO2 emissions, the tool performs a near identical procedure. The production, transport, and consumption of every unit of whatever fossil energy source emits a certain amount of greenhouse gas, measured in kg of CO2 equivalents. This unit is utilised so as not to forget the emission of other greenhouse gases. To simplify the term “greenhouse gas emissions measured in kg of CO2 equivalents” in the following sections of this users’ guide the term “CO2 emissions” will be used as an equivalent. Similar to the primary energy consumption, the tool calculates the CO2 ratio, the CO2 emissions in kg of CO2 equivalents per square metre. Again, this ratio serves as a criterion for the grading of the building into a scheme of seven classes.
Water consumption can be treated in an easier way. The water ratio, the consumption of the building in litres per square metre, is used as a performance indicator.
Furthermore, the calculation instrument takes into account the building type when grading the building into one of the six classes. In the case of swimming pools the water ratio is calculated per swimmer!
Starting in the public area of the Display® website it is possible to enter the restricted area by entering your login data. After a successful login you will be directed to the buildings page. You have the following possibilities to continue that are divided into four subsections:



  • add, update or delete your building data by selecting buildings,
  • add, update or delete your existing calculation data, and download your poster by selecting Posters,
  • consult the online version of the user guide by clicking on User guide.


  • analyse your building stock in the Local statistics section,
  • make a comparison between two years for a building in Building statistics poster,
  • compare your performances with the National statistics,
  • import or export buildings data and consumptions data in a spreadsheet format in Import/Export.


  • Choose your preferences by clicking on My data and change your password, choose if you want to receive the Display newsletter, set your language preferences and update your contact details,
  • Upload your organisation’s logo and ensure that you have the correct contact details for your poster by clicking on My poster,
  • Translate the calculation tool and registration form into your mother tongue by choosing My translations,
  • In order to add other members of the staff, set annual weather correction factors, and ensure that the promotion of your organisation is clear and understandable choose My organisation.


The Members on line option is only available if you click on My preferences (top right of the page) or My data, subsection My preferences and choose the option - view members on line. The structure of the Display® participants section of the website is shown in figure below.


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