This research project aims to develop a comprehensive tool for deep building renovation, which comprises the building survey, design generation, building geometry optimization, and Energy Systems (ES) and Construction System (CS) optimization in single BIM add-on tool. A user interactive multi-optimization procedure will be developed to assist the architect in searching for the best building renovation solution that minimizes energy consumption (EC) and maximizes the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a cost effective manner. The resulting tool will be tested in architectural design practice scenarios to determine its strengths and weaknesses. The results will be written in a tool guidebook and disseminated in a technical seminar on building retrofit/renovation.

Figure: Example of the generative method for creation of new buildings.