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Main Aim

The project aims to reduce the energy use and carbon emssion of healthcare districts in the EU by 50% in the next 10 years by enabling clients, architects, technical designers, contractors, building operators and occupants to design new and retrofitted energy-efficient buildings integrated in the healthcare district energy systems using optimised Semantic-driven Design methods and interoperable tools for Building and Geo Information Modelling (BIM-GIS).

RTD focusing on Semantic-driven Deasign methodology is geared to achieve real Eeb optimisation in three keys areas:

a.     Functional and technical optimisation of the spatial layout and the building envelope directly related to innovative services and building operations within the healthcare districts and surrounding areas.

b.     Cost-effective optimisation of the MEP and HVAC systems in the buildings, taking into account the inter-dependencies between medical equipment, building components and energy systems. STREAMER will solve the most crucial design failures that cause transmission / efficiency loss between equipment and buildings during operation, especially when modern equipment is installed in existing building or energy systems. Optimisation will be done regarding the inter-connections between medical equipment and MEP/HVAC systems, through product modelling in relation with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geo Information Systems (GIS) as well as through process modelling to feed Building Management Systems (BMS).

c.     Optimal interaction between the building’s and neighbourhood’s energy systems in the healthcare district and surrounding areas (e.g. smart grid, smart use of district heating/cooling and energy generation).

In order to develop, demonstrate and validate the optimised design methodology the project and environmental context will be represented by 1. The design phase of new and retrofitted buildings in healthcare districts: focusing on the hospital buildings, and including all other types of buildings (i.e. policlinics, offices, research and educational facilities, and residential buildings) which are integrated in the healthcare district; and 2. The interactions between the healthcare districts and the surrounding neighbourhoods in the urban context: addressing the aspects of improved quality of healthcare services in the city; logistic and traffic management in the surrounding areas; sustainable resources and waste management; and optimal health, comfort and safety of the urban environment.






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