Project introduction ---

DigiBUILD developing tools for property data utilisation

Artikkelikuva: Project introduction

DigiBUILD’s toolset allows users to optimise properties’ energy consumption and space use, and makes building maintenance easier through digital twins.


DigiBUILD’s aim is to put property data into more efficient use and make buildings smarter. The end result of the project will be a set of tools compatible with various property types and building automation systems, facilitating an easier access to and use of data. The toolset can be used to optimise the energy consumption of properties, support building maintenance through digital twins, gain more detailed information about the use of properties and make this use more efficient.

Duration, partners and funding

DigiBUILD will run for three years until the end of May 2025. The project is funded by Horizon 2020. The total budget is €4,999,814, of which Forum Virium Helsinki’s share is €329,375. An Italian company called Engineering is serving as the project’s coordinator. The other partners include:

  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Fundación CARTIF
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • CNET Centre for New Energy Technologies, S.A.
  • Veolia
  • IRON Thermoilektriki Anonymi Etaireia
  • Focchi Spa
  • Municipality of Iași
  • Sitta Research, S.R.L.
  • Électricité de France
  • Emotion, S.R.L.
  • Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy, Stichting
  • Cware ApS
  • Euroheat & Power
  • UCL University College London

Forum Virium Helsinki’s role

The role of Forum Virium Helsinki is to carry out one of the nine pilots of the project and contribute to the development of a solution.

Benefits for Helsinki

Helsinki already has plenty of data on properties. DigiBUILD will help the City utilise this data to the fullest and in harmony with Helsinki’s property stock and building automation systems.

The DigiBUILD project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101069658. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.

Photo: City of Helsinki