Current innovation projects
How do you close the gap between the intended quality in the design phase of a building and the actual quality? This is the key question that DWA, in a consortium of 14 European parties, is working on. INSITER opts for an innovative route: employees from construction and installation companies receive tools for self-instruction during the construction and for self-inspection. DWA focuses specifically on the technical installations and energy systems of a building.
TRECO-office is a research project that wants to get a grip on the actual energy consumption of office buildings. There is often a gap between what the design forecasts and what is actually measured. This is a significant bottleneck when guaranteeing performance.
TRECO-office wants to close that gap. Unknown user behaviour, failing building services and a changing outdoor climate are all factors that play a role.
Together with TRECO-office, DWA has taken major steps to close the gap between prognoses and actual performance. Evidence-based design using data-driven simulations in combination with machine learning all play an important part.