The Future of Building Data Management: The EUB SuperHub Digital Building Logbook

In a world where digitalisation reigns supreme, the construction sector is undergoing a transformation. Yet, amidst this digital revolution, the construction industry has lagged behind other sectors in harnessing the power of digital technologies. Enter the digital building logbook (DBL), a revolutionary concept mandated by the European Commission to revolutionise building renovations and propel the construction industry into the digital age.

The European Commission's push for deep energy renovations and enhanced building sustainability has catalysed the need for a comprehensive solution. While current energy performance certificates (EPCs) focus solely on operational energy consumption, the DBL promises to revolutionise the assessment process by covering the entire lifecycle of buildings. With a focus on energy performance, sustainability, and smartness, the DBL aims to provide a holistic evaluation of buildings like never before.

In the latest paper from EUB SuperHub, researchers share the complete data structure of the DBL within the context of the Horizon 2020 programme. Drawing from extensive literature reviews, EU legislation, and recommendations from previous projects, the EUB SuperHub DBL data structure represents a groundbreaking framework designed to capture all relevant building data throughout its lifecycle.

The creation of the DBL data structure was not an isolated task but a collaborative effort involving stakeholders from across the EU. With input from existing national databases and insights from EU-funded projects like iBRoad, ALDREN, BIM4EEB, and X-tendo, the EUB SuperHub DBL emerges as a complete solution tailored to the unique needs of the European building sector.

The implications of the DBL extend beyond the construction sector. By providing stakeholders with access to high-quality data and assessment results, the DBL has the potential to revolutionise investment decisions, streamline renovation processes, and drive sustainable building practices. From simplifying the construction process to enhancing market transparency, the DBL promises to be a game-changer in the era of digitalisation.

As we look towards a future defined by sustainability and innovation, the DBL sets a milestone of progress in the construction industry. With its ability to provide stakeholders with timely and relevant information, the DBL represents a fundamental shift in how we manage buildings in the digital age. By embracing the power of digital technologies, we can pave the way for a more sustainable and energy-efficient built environment for generations to come.


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