The EIfI-Tech heads to Almere for the Housing 4.0 Energy transnational digital platform workshop

The EIfI-Tech heads to Almere for the Housing 4.0 Energy transnational digital platform workshop

On November 28 and 29, EIfI-Tech attended a two-day transnational workshop regarding Work Package 5 – Develop, use and improve the digital H4.0E platform in Almere, Netherlands for their new Interreg North-West Europe project, Housing 4.0 Energy (H4.0E). The workshop gave the H4.0E pilot partners insight on how the digital platform will work and how to contribute to its development.

The workshop provided the partners insight on the technical operation of the platform, specifically regarding the ‘backend’ of the platform. A presentation regarding the design guidelines of the future platform also helped the partners in getting comfortable with the selection of a digital building system. There are still some questions amongst the partners regarding technicalities and potential future challenges, but so far the project is very much on track, still being in an early phase of the project. The organization overseeing the development of the H4.0E digital platform will separately discuss with each pilot partner regarding their specific building systems and the integration in to the platform.

Partners from five different countries across North-West Europe meeting in Almere, Netherlands to discuss the project’s digital H4.0E platform.

The task to develop a digital H4.0E platform is a complex one, but there is a lot of positive energy within the transnational partnership. At the meeting, the partners together designated a few potential institutional barriers for the development of the platform to work on in the long run. Generally, the collaboration between the H4.0E partners is well underway, as they are becoming more and more specific in accomplishing the intended goal.

On day two of the transnational workshop, EIfI-Tech and the other H4.0E partners attended hosting institution Almere’s tiny house building exposition, where WikiHouse stood out as being a wonderfully innovative building system with an attractive design. This design, amongst other tiny houses in the expo, will serve as a strong basis for partners as they aim to develop affordable and sustainable housing through digitisation – the goal of the Housing 4.0 Energy project.

All in all, the transnational workshop in Almere allowed H4.0E to end 2018 with a bang, as well as set the stage for a productive and low-carbon 2019.

November 2018: Tiny House Expo in Almere, Netherlands.

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