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Demo-BLog kicks off to accelerate the decarbonisation of the building stock

The 4-year project funded by Horizon Europe kicked off in January 2023 in Delft, the Netherlands. Demo-BLog partners gathered together for the first time to set the objectives and the roadmap to further develop and demonstrate five Digital Building Logbooks (DBLs) across Europe. DBLs will contribute to accelerate decarbonisation of the European building stock.

What is a Digital Building Logbook?

A Digital Building Logbook is an all-in-one information tool meant to encourage data transparency and availability and simplify decision-making for stakeholders across the buildings value chain. This includes property owners, tenants, investors, financial institutions and public administrations.

To date, a lack of a common repository for all relevant building data has amounted to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. Built environment stakeholders have widely divergent data needs and the information flow is complex.

DBLs have the potential to help overcome these issues and accelerate Europe’s transition to a climate-neutral building stock, in line with the renovation wave and 2050 climate target.

Demo-BLog aims to establish DBLs as a central tool to drive net-zero carbon building design, construction, management and renovation. It will develop a decision support tool to enable local initiatives to identify the best sustainability transition pathways, and demonstrate how a digital building logbook can monitor and evaluate progress of climate and energy transition actions implemented by local governments.  

The project is a 4-year collaborative effort between 14 partners from academia, think-tanks and industry professionals’ at the leading edge of the built environment.

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