Overview of the complexity and the possibilities of influencing the planning and construction process of nearly zero energy buildings
Step 1 - The User Interface
The “interactive process map” gives an initial overview of the complexity and the possibilities of influencing the planning and construction process in order to develop an nZEB.
The "CRAVEzero Process Map" is a process tool that enables the project team to integrate additional tasks and actions for achieving the nZEB building standard into their own planning, construction and execution routine. In the interactive process map, stakeholders are able to display individual “nZEB specific action items” (To Do's) or alternatively to see which tasks other project participants have in order to achieve an nZEB. General information, such as the timeline in the process, and detailed information on selected action items can be accessed.
Step 2 - Life Cycle Phases and Stakeholders
Pick Phases and Stakeholders that Best Fit Your Project Environment
The process is divided into the following planning and construction process steps:Urban Planning; Planning; Building construction; Utilisation; End of Life
In addition, action items and bottlenecks can be displayed for the following stakeholders: Owner / User; Municipalities; Integrated planning team; Construction companies
Step 3 - Proces Structure
All process phases were designed to be as general as possible so that it is applicable to typical lifecycle processes of buildings all over Europe. The structure itself was developed as detailed as possible.
1. First level of the standard planning process (Urban Planning, Planning, Building construction, Utilisation, End of Life).
2. Second level of detail into more specific process steps of the individual main points of the standard planning process.
3. Third level of detail of the planning process into individual main task packages within the framework of the main process steps.
4. Visualization of the workflow chart of the individual tasks in the standard planning process.
5. Buttons for forwarding to the following planning process step of the 1st outline level.
Step 4 - Bottlenecks
Further information about possible bottlenecks (typical problems) in specific process steps can be accessed interactively
Once the red outlined button called “bottlenecks” in the top menu is selected, information about possible bottlenecks is highlighted on the right side and linked directly to the appropriate process step in orange. To get information about the bottlenecks the information can be interactively displayed or hidden by a cursor click.
By moving the cursor over the individual bottle-necks, further information on the individual bottleneck is displayed.
Step 5 - Action Items
Check Possible Action Items Needed to Achieve nZEB Standard
In order to display the action items for the different stakeholders, these can be selected in the top menu. This allows for displaying all possible action items for the selected stakeholder groups.
Step 6 - Find out More About Specific Actions
If an action item is selected, detailed information about the action item is given in PDF format by a new popup window or downloaded as a PDF depending on the browser settings.
The detailed description of the action item contains information on the topics listed below:
• Description of the action
• Conflict of Aim With other Actions
• Influences on other actions
• Standards and Regulations
• Main driver
• Involved stakeholders
• Methodology / technology / business model
• Specifications (quality/quantity goal)