Combining diverse data for building refurbishment projects in a District Data Model – an important step towards finding optimal solutions

The OptEEmAL partners, under the lead of FUNITEC-ARC Engineering and Architecture La Salle, are creating an integrated ontology-based District Data Model (DDM). This model will contain key information in the fields of energy, comfort, environment, economic and social wellbeing and urban morphology. The research group ARC explains how this complex approach works and why the District Data Model is so important for finding the best solution for refurbishment projects.
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Reducing time and costs – The OptEEmAL Platform and its links to the Integrated Project Delivery approach

The so-called “Integrated Project Delivery approach” – or IPD approach – is at the core of the OptEEmAL platform. Currently, the “Optimised Energy Efficient Design Platform for refurbishment at district level” is being developed by the OptEEmAL project partners. Within this platform, the IPD approach ensures that all relevant stakeholders of building and district retrofitting projects are involved.
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Involvement of the users in the OptEEmAL project – The project’s multi-stakeholder approach

A specialty of the OptEEmAL project is the direct involvement of the end-users in the development process of the platform: Three of the consortium members are directly in charge of designing retrofitting projects at district level. They play a central role in the design of the platform and an even more crucial one for its validation procedure. The partners Habitech, Fomento San Sebastián and the city of Lund explain their roles, their contributions and their benefits from participating in the OptEEmAL project.
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