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Paving the way forward for Building Energy Mapping and Analytics

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Urban Digital Twins – Planning the Cities of Tomorrow

A city can be considered made up of two dimensions: the physical dimension, which incorporates its geography and infrastructure, and the social dimension, which incorporates…

IDBE Pilot

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), supported by buildingSMART International (bSI), invites interested organizations to sponsor an OGC Innovation Program initiative that explores the current state-of-the-art in geospatial and BIM data integration based on meaningful real-world use cases. Both communities build on different data modeling approaches with respect to fundamental concepts, semantics, access, level-of-detail, and several other aspects.

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ACCORD will develop a semantic framework for European digital building permitting processes, regulations, data and tools. This
framework will drive rule formalization and integration of existing compliance tools as microservices. Solutions and tools are to be
developed, providing consistency, interoperability and reliability with national regulatory frameworks, processes and standards. The
solutions are implemented and demonstrated across construction projects in various EU regulatory contexts: UK, Finland, Estonia,
Germany and Spain.

Geotech IE

This project aims to contribute to improving GIS – BIM continuity. Among other things, the project organizers aim to exploit the standardization resources already available from the OGC and other organizations as an input for OpenBIM resources. This work is illustrated by geotechnical data.


The Horizon Europe USAGE project (Urban Data Space for Green Deal) aims at providing solutions and mechanisms for making city-level environmental and climate data available to everyone based on FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable data). USAGE will support the implementation of the European strategy for data and various European Green Deal priority actions at the level where climate change is mostly felt: urban areas.