BIM based fast toolkit for Efficient rEnovation in Buildings

Project: EU project

Project Details


BIM4EEB aims to foster the renovation industry by developing an attractive and powerful BIM-based toolset able to support designers in the design and planning phase, construction companies to efficiently carry out the work and service companies to provide attractive solutions for building retrofitting. Additionally, public and private owners will be able to use a tool that eases decision making and asset management, thanks to the exploitation of augmented reality and the use of updated digital logbooks. BIM4EEB will deliver an innovative common BIM management system with linked data and a set of tools. This toolkit is the basic instrument for increasing semantic interoperability between software and stakeholders involved along the overall renovation process (design, planning, construction, performance assessment and management).

End-users of the entire renovation process will actively participate to the development phases ensuring the full matching of project deliveries with the market expectations and maximizing the value of what is produced. In particular, two public administrations and two general contractor companies will validate the toolset in a social housing setting and private residential buildings in Italy, Poland and Finland. Inhabitants will benefit by the increase of building performances, quality and comfort.

A focused market analysis will ensure effective market strategies. BIM4EEB will focus on delivering high levelsof modularity between tools enabling the commercial exploitation as standalone products or services, or as part of a consolidated market offering, usable for AEC end users, consulting services or by other IT business areas if required. The developed best practices and guidelines for BIM adoption for public administrators and private stakeholders will be the bases of extensive dissemination actions to support the wide uptake of the project results and ensuring acceptance of BIM4EEB toolset by all stakeholders.
Effective start/end date1/01/1930/06/22

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Project partner) (lead)
  • VisuaLynk Oy (Project partner)
  • Solintel M&P SL (Project partner)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Project partner)
  • University College Cork (Project partner)
  • Suite5 Data Intelligence Solutions Limited (Project partner)
  • One Team SRL (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) (Project partner)
  • Caverion Suomi OY (Project partner)
  • Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) (Project partner)
  • CGI Sverige AB (Project partner)
  • Regione Lombardia (Project partner)
  • Azienda Lombarda per l'Edilizia Residenziale di Varese - Como - Monza Brianza - Busto Arsizio (ALER) (Project partner)
  • Prochem SA (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • BIM
  • toolkit
  • efficient renovation
  • comfort
  • interoperability
  • management system
  • fast mapping
  • HVAC
  • BACS
  • common data environment
  • inhabitants’ behaviour
  • foster renovation industry
  • H2020-EU.


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  • Digital Tools for HVAC-Design, Operation and Efficiency Management

    Vesanen, T., Shemeikka, J., Tsatsakis, K., O’Regan, B., Hryshchenko, A., O’Leidhin, E. & O’Sullivan, D., 2022, Innovative Tools and Methods Using BIM for an Efficient Renovation in Buildings. Daniotti, B., Lupica Spagnolo, S., Pavan, A. & Bolognesi, C. M. (eds.). Springer, p. 63-73 11 p. (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • A Modular Ontology Framework for Building Renovation Domain

    Valluru, P., Karlapudi, J., Mätäsniemi, T. & Menzel, K., 2021, Smart and Sustainable Collaborative Networks 4.0: Proceedings of the 22nd IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2021. Camarinha-Matos, L. M., Boucher, X. & Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.). Springer, p. 323-334 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; No. 629).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Towards BIM-Enhanced Renovation Management Tools with Support to Stakeholder Interaction

    Törmä, S., Kiviniemi, M., Lavikka, R., Kousouris, S. & Tsatsakis, K., 30 Dec 2020, Sustainable Places 2020. MDPI, 7 p. (Proceedings; No. 1, Vol. 65).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

    Open Access
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