Sustainable, intelligent renovation measures

The Nais research project won the "GreenTech" innovation competition of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in 2023 and will be funded by the BMWK in the period from May 2023 to April 2026. A consortium of nine project partners is involved in the project. In addition to the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), these include: CAALA, Concular, Hof University of Applied Sciences with a research group from the Institute for Information Systems iisys, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT with the Institute for Technology and Management in Construction (TMB), the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) and the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI), as well as STRABAG and Züblin.

The research areas

The research project is divided into three research areas:

  • Digitisation of hard-to-record information from existing buildings

  • Exchange platform with open source standards and interfaces

  • Intelligent analysis tools for sustainable renovation

The aim is to link data from different sources on a digital platform using AI technologies to objectively assess and optimise renovation measures.

Beteiligung der DGNB

As a project partner, the DGNB is mainly responsible for the technical development of a new digital platform with open source standards. This will be used to exchange and store data on existing buildings. In this way, the DGNB aims to position itself as a central point for the building industry to exchange, enrich and use data. For example, to make recommendations for sustainable renovation, to fill in digital building resource passports or to create life cycle assessments.