Site en français

2014-2016 : « Observatory for Innovative Practices » (oPI)

Units : HABITER Study center in Development, Territory and Landscapes | ULB759

Description :

Within the framework of the Alliance Emploi Environnement, Brussels Environment (BE) has entrusted AED (Habiter Research Center,
ULB) to establish a research unit devoted to identify and disseminate innovative practices in sustainable construction in
Brussels-Capital. Thus AED (bd) launched an ''Observatory of Innovative Practices'' (OPI). The research focuses on real cases (buildings
winners of ''Batex'' calls for projects launched between 2007 and 2013 in the Brussels-Capital Region and actually built since). The
purpose of this research is to support the dissemination of innovative building practices to the active actors in the field of
sustainable construction in RBC. The object of the research is based on field experiences available in RBC to document, analyze and
evaluate these innovative practices in projects underway or completed. This information feedback will be structured by the
periodic production of reports available to the actors and operators in the sector. Is specifically targeted the transfer of information
towards clusters (especially for SOHO and SMEs), training and research. To do this, the mission takes place in the framework of a
partnership established by BE with CSTC, the CCB-C, the Ecobuild Cluster, Innoviris and CDR. The committee ''oPI'' also
participates in the editorial committee set up to feed the Sustainable Building Portal. oPI has 2 researchers halftime, with an annual
budget of ± ' 100,000. It was initiated in January 2015 and will end in December 2016. (referent: BERNARD DEPREZ, CHIRAZ BEN DAKHLIA,

List of persons in charge :

  • MORETTO Luisa

List of lessors :

  • Région bruxelloise