RINNO: Towards an Open Renovation Platform for Integrated Design and Delivery of Deep Renovation Projects

Theo Lynn, Pierangelo Rosati*, Antonia Egli, Stelios Krinidis, Komninos Angelakoglou, Vasileios Sougkakis, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Mohamad Kassem, David Greenwood, Omar Doukari

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The building stock accounts for a significant portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. While the majority of the existing building stock has poor energy performance, deep renovation efforts are stymied by a wide range of human, technological, organisational and external environment factors across the value chain. A key challenge is integrating appropriate human resources, materials, fabrication, information and automation systems and knowledge management in a proper manner to achieve the required outcomes and meet the relevant regulatory standards, while satisfying a wide range of stakeholders with differing, often conflicting, motivations. RINNO is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to deliver a set of processes that, when working together, provide a system, repository, marketplace and enabling workflow process for managing deep renovation projects from inception to implementation. This paper presents a roadmap for an open renovation platform for managing and delivering deep renovation projects for residential buildings based on seven design principles. We illustrate a preliminary stepwise framework for applying the platform across the full-lifecycle of a deep renovation project. Based on this work, RINNO will develop a new open renovation software platform that will be implemented and evaluated at four pilot sites with varying construction, regulatory, market and climate contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere6018
Number of pages21
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2021


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