The CBI Booster has four ongoing projects which are listed below:
Helvetization of the Madaster database
Madaster Services Switzerland
Madaster is a cloud-based platform that aggregates information on materials, components and products within a building to generate a material passport.
This enables the calculation of, amongst others, the Madaster Circularity Indicator which evaluates the circular performance of a building. During the course of the booster, the aim is to validate the existing Madaster material and product database for the Swiss market and generate a Swiss Material database with average values that represent local conditions
Material data in greenBIM
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
Institut Nachhaltigkeit und Energie am Bau (INEB)
greenBIM is a digital solution for embodied and operational energy analysis and optimization in buildings. The solution implements sustainability-related calculations in BIM while providing decision-making metrics throughout the design process and enabling architects and planners to consider environmental aspects directly in their working environment. Benchmarks on element and building level enable time saving, reliability and visualization.
To date, greenBIM considers predefined building components and simplified building geometry for an evaluation in an initial building lifecycle stage. Through the CBI Booster, the team aims to further develop the tool and provide detailed material-based information. In that way, architects and planners are facilitated to design their own building components, while taking into account environmental aspects and more complex building projects, and moving further in the building’s lifecycle.
Circularity in building technology engineering
HHM has developed a prototype of a model for designing circular building technology systems.
Through the CBI Booster, the team aims to test and compare this model to an ongoing conventional building technology project for a residential building. The aim is to understand how its application affects the building, the planning process as well as the life cycle costs and the life cycle assessment. By the end of the project, HHM should be able to use the gathered results and knowledge for real pilot projects.
This team aims to develop and prototype a flooring system that is modular and can be easily disassembled and reused.
The flooring system is manufactured using bio-based and carbon-storing material or out of recycled waste. The flooring modules have standardized dimensions, allowing them to be off-site, mass-produced.
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