Conference BIM & energy performance of buildings’

This conference, organised by INIVE EEIG on behalf of the QUALICHeCK platform, aims to present the status, opportunities and challenges regarding BIM use for the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of buildings.

Context of this conference

 The market uptake of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is rapidly growing in nearly all European countries and one can assume that this trend will continue and even accelerate in the coming years.

In practice, there was until recently in most countries little to no attention for BIM as a support tool for the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of buildings. A smart use of BIM can be a win-win situation for both areas, whereby there surely are still several bottlenecks and challenges ahead of us.

This first conference aims to present the status of BIM and opportunities and challenges regarding BIM use for the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of buildings. The aim is also to explore possibilities and challenges for an accelerated interaction/integration.

The programme will cover visions of needs, on-going research and development work as well as demos of already existing solutions and panel discussions.

Draft programme

The programme will include a series of presentations, demos and panel discussions.

Detailed programme in the attached flyer.

Organisers

This conference is organised by INIVE EEIG on behalf of the QUALICHeCK platform (www.qualicheck-platform.eu). The members of INIVE EEIG are BBRI, CETIAT, CSTB, eERG, Fraunhofer IBP, NKUA, SINTEF, TMT US and TNO (www.inive.org).

Registration and fee

Registration can be done by google form: Please register here

The workshop fee is:

– Governmental organisations: free of charge1
– Students: free of charge1 but only after confirmation by organisers of acceptance by June 15
– Others: 121 € (VAT included).

Free of charge1: In case of no‐show, an invoice of 50 € will be send.

This fee includes participation to the conference, documentation, lunch, coffee breaks and reception.

The number of seats is limited to 200. You will receive an official confirmation from sd@bbri.be after registration on line or by e‐mail.

Venue

The conference will take place in the Conscience Building (Auditorium Hadewych, Koning Albert II‐laan/ Boulevard Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels. It is within walking distance of Brussels North railway station.

Language

English will be the official language. No translation is foreseen.

Secretariat

For additional information, please contact Stéphane Degauquier at BBRI: Avenue P. Holoffe 21, B 1342

Limelette, Belgium – tel: +32.2.655.77.11 ‐ sd@bbri.be

About the QUALICHeCK project and platform

www.qualicheck‐platform.eu

The challenges to implement Nearly Zero‐Energy Buildings (NZEB) and achieving minimum shares of Renewable Energy are tremendous. There are various indications raising concerns regarding the reliability of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) declarations and the quality of the works. Achieving a significant improvement requires strong commitment from authorities and other major players, as well as sufficiently broad societal support.

The QUALICHeCK Project (2014‐2017) responded to these challenges by:

– identifying issues in respect to existing procedures;
– highlighting best practices for easy access to reliable EPC input data, delivery of improved quality of the works, as well as more effective compliance frameworks (“lead people to do what they declare”);
– raising awareness and engaging relevant stakeholders.

The QUALICHeCK Platform continues beyond the duration of the QUALICHeCK project, with the ambition to become the meeting point for European based organisations, associations and partnerships with a strong interest in quality of energy efficient building design, construction and renovation works, and energy efficiency compliance frameworks. Our aim is for the QUALICHeCK Platform to be a real driver for increased engagement and accelerated uptake of better compliance and quality of the works in the various EU Member States. Construction 4.0 and BIM are considered as major opportunities for achieving these goals.

The QUALICHeCK platform receives financial support from EURIMA, INIVE EEIG, Tightvent Europe and venticool.