Continuing its series of webinars dedicated to BIM innovations for energy renovation projects, BIM4Ren dedicated its fifth edition, which was held on 2nd March, to tools used in the project for data driven renovation design. Partners involved in the development of such tools presented them, as they were developed in the context of the BIM4Ren project, in order to help in the design processes. Thus the 5th BIM4Ren webinar served as a window to check some of the BIM4ren tools: nine tools in total were presented during the session.
First in the session was Natalia Lasarte from TECNALIA that started the webinar talking about 3BTool, a building benchmark and best practices tool for data driven renovation. She was followed by Antoine Dugue from NOBATEK that showed the Renovation Manager tool: a full web tool that assists project managers and engineers in managing renovation projects at an environmental level.
Giulia Barbano from IES presented the Scenario Comparison tool that can be used at the beginning of the renovation process before the start of the design. This interesting presentation was followed by Philippe Alamy from EnerBim presenting BIMsolar: a full 3D BIM-based software that provides solar renewable energy strategies. After that it was time for Rembrandt Koppelaar from Ekodengue to present the B-Best tool provides for a rapid approach to understanding the energy and material footprint of the building renovation.
It was now turn for Bruno Bampi from FraunhoferISE to present HeatPure, an application for the assessment of heat pump integration in existing buildings. This was followed by Olav Vijlbrief from TNO who presented Feedback tool, a tool that makes a digital twin of the building and the occupants behaviour. Arturas Kaklauskas from Vilnius Gediminas presented React a tool that helps establishing and maintaining optimal parameters for the quality of a building’s smart spaces. A more human touch!!
And to end such interesting session we have the presentation for SMACH: simulation of occupant behaviour in buildings and its impact on energy consumption. It was presented by Mathieu Schumann from EDF. SMACH is an occupant behaviour simulator, whose aim-IFC compatibility is developed within the BIM4Ren project. SMACH simulates the daily activities of people inside their homes in order to assess the impact of behaviour on comfort and energy consumption after a renovation process.