Sigma Orionis is happy to announce that its portfolio of FP7 research projects focusing on ICT for sustainable buildings and cities will include another project, to be launched before the end of the year for a period of 3 years: ECODISTR-ICT.
Coordinated by VITO, ECODISTR-ICT aims at developing an integrated decision support tool that facilitates decision making on the retrofitting and renewal of existing districts and its composing buildings.
ECODIST-ICT will connect the main decision makers in urban district transformation programs, acting from different perspectives, with different time scales, to reach a coordinated approach that joins building retrofitting with district renovation. This coordinated approach will add the benefits of the economies of scale on a district level and allows for optimization and prioritization of decision-making.
The tool developed by ECODISTR-ICT will provide trustworthy insights on retrofitting and renewal projects, the associated costs and benefits during the life cycle of the buildings and the impacts of these on resource efficiency, social aspects, indoor and outdoor quality of buildings and districts, and environmental concerns, thus bringing a significant contribution on the path towards sustainable buildings and cities.