Workshop: BIM4EEB: A BIM-Based Toolkit for Efficient rEnovation in Buildings.

by Daniotti, B.; Masera, G.; Bolognesi, C.M.; Spagnolo, S.L.; Pavan, A.; Iannaccone, G.; Signorini, M.; Ciuffreda, S.; Mirarchi, C.; Lucky, M.; Cucuzza, M.; Andersson, M.E..B.; Andersson, B.S..P.; Valra, A.; Madeddu, D.; Chiappetti, J.; Farina, D.; Törmä, S.; Kiviniemi, M.; Lavikka, R.; Kousouris, S.; Tsatsakis, K.; Shemeikka, J.; Vesanen, T.; Hasan, A.; Mätäsniemi, T.; O’Regan, B.; O’Leidhin, E.; Tahir, F.; Mould, K.; O’Donovan, S.; O’Sullivan, S.; Hryshchenko, A.; O’Sullivan, D.


On October 29th the workshop corresponding to the mid-term conference of BIM4EEB (Acronym of BIM Based Toolkit for Efficient rEnovation in Buildings, Horizon Project under grant agreement N. 820660 ) project was held during the Sustainable Places 2020 event. The main focus of the workshop was a general introduction of the project combined with vertical insights on the single tools that have been developed or are still in development. BIM4EEB grows from simple consideration: according to a BPIE analysis on EPC data, about 97% of building stock, currently not in A level, must be upgraded to achieve 2030 decarbonization objectives. As the biggest energy consumers, buildings consume about 40% of energy and they are responsible for 36% of CO2—they are strategic in order to reach the set of environmental goals and subjected to renovation and refurbishment during their lifecycle according to a specific schedule. Refurbishment becomes the crucial point of sustainability not only in construction but also in the environment in general for the coming years. The BIM4EEB project focuses on implementing a complete BIM (Building Information Modelling)-based toolkit to be adopted in the renovation of existing residential buildings to make the flow of information efficient, to enhance communication and data transfer decreasing intervention working time while improving building performances, quality, and comfort for inhabitants. The platform that controls all the tools developed for the best performance of renovation is BIMMS (Acronym of Building Information Modelling Management System platform), namely a management system linked to an operational and multifunctional toolkit for different AEC stakeholders, offering tools for increasing the adoption of BIM in renovation businesses based on an interoperable flow of information. During the workshop, six development tools have been explored in addition to the BIM Management System: BIM4EEB Fast Mapping of Buildings Toolkit, BIM4EEB BIMeaser tool, BIM4EEB BIM4Occupants tool, BIM4EEB Auteras tool, BIM4EEB BIMcpd tool, and BIM4EEB BIMPlanner tool

(This article belongs to the Proceedings of The 8th Annual International Sustainable Places Conference (SP2020) Proceedings)