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Leveraging NavVis tech in the AEC industry for EU Taxonomy compliance
NavVisJun 20, 20242 min read

Leveraging NavVis tech in the AEC industry for EU Taxonomy compliance

Learn how the EU Taxonomy influences sustainable activities and impacts the AEC industry, particularly in renovations, and how NavVis tech assists in compliance.

What is EU taxonomy?

EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities functions as a classification system designed to bring clarity to environmentally sustainable economic activities within the framework of the European Green Deal. In essence, it establishes a common language for investors and companies by defining what constitutes a sustainable economic activity. It aims to prevent misleading green claims and empower investors to make informed decisions regarding sustainable investments.


What does it mean for the AEC industry & renovation?

EU taxonomy places a particular focus on renovations in the AEC Industry. For renovation projects to be considered aligned with the taxonomy, they are expected to demonstrate an outstanding contribution to environmental objectives, often through a reduction in the building’s primary energy demand. These contributions focus on five different topics for renovation projects:

  • Climate protection
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Water resource utilization
  • Circular economy transition
  • Pollution prevention

This incentivizes projects that prioritize these topics during the planning, design, and renovation phases in a building’s lifecycle. Through these incentives, EU Taxonomy requires a shift in renovation practices, potentially demanding upskilling in areas like energy modelling, digitalization, site assessment, and life-cycle analysis to ensure projects meet the Taxonomy criteria.

The need for upskilling in these areas will only grow with the requirements for sustainable building certificates. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), set the criteria for a construction or renovation project to be certified as sustainable as ecological quality, economical quality, sociocultural & functional quality, technical quality, process quality, and site quality.


How can NavVis tech help?

With NavVis VLX and NavVis IVION, NavVis provides the necessary solutions to reality capture and digitalization processes for renovation projects. With the industry-leading advanced technology that NavVis offers, accurate and comprehensive representations of physical spaces can be created, enabling better understanding, planning, and management of the built environment.

Therefore, as someone working in the AEC industry, NavVis enables you to:

  • Implement innovative energy and water concepts through the up-to-date, comprehensive and accessible data about existing buildings and facilities
  • Increase energy efficiency by promoting informed decision-making and facilitating integrated planning using the up-to-date data
  • Reduce resource scarcity and drive a circular economy by planning material reuse & recycling accurately and efficiently, as well as ensuring accessible information about existing assets and material flows


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