Warsaw I, Poland
Warsaw , Poland
This multi-storey and multi-family apartment block was built in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. It has twelve stories and was constructed with the industrialized prefabricated method. This type of construction is considered typical for East and Middle Europe (Germany, Poland, Czech-Republic, Slovakia, etc.). Building is connected to district heating system, which is covering space heating and heat for domestic hot water preparation. This building was a virtual demonstrator in the Renovates project funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 680603). The project developed a holistic systemic deep renovation concept using smart services and smart energy-based communities resulting in energy-neutral housing – up to and beyond Zero Net Energy – by reducing energy consumption and maximizing the use of renewable energy. Within Renovates project as-built BIM model, thermal scan and Virtual reality model were developed. Also the possibility of the implementation of Combined Heat and Power reciprocating engines driven by natural gas units and Photovoltaic solar panels was studied. During the BIM-SPEED project new tools supporting design and energy simulation will be tested. Additionally, 3D Scan-to-BIM (Revit Plug-in) will be tested in terms of creating a structure model based on a point cloud.