In the first project phase RessStadtQuartier, a “Toolbox for Resource Efficiency” was developed for assessing and increasing resource efficiency within a district-based material flow management. This toolbox contains knowledge and information bases as well as practice-related instruments with which suitable measures for increasing resource efficiency can be implemented in all phases of district development. The developed “Resource Efficiency Toolbox” is characterised in terms of novelty by the linking of approaches of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and GIS-based cadastres. The IIB dealt with the use of BIM models of existing buildings as a source of information for resources and their partially automated reconstruction from heterogeneous data sources
The following project RessStadtQuartier2 aims to establish the “Resource Efficiency Toolbox” for district-based material flow management. The tools will be tested in real planning processes and further developed according to application needs. The developed toolbox is to be used in a wide variety of application fields in real planning processes and thus systematically increase the resource efficiency of urban districts. The IIB is working on the development of tools for the collection and processing of digital building application data to increase resource efficiency in urban district development.