IDEMA is a technical feasibility study that will create a concept design for an offsite manufactured building. The aim of this project is to identify innovative construction methods as well as opportunities for integrating renewable energy technologies. DG Cities’ particular role in the project is to demonstrate how an offsite manufactured building can utilise renewable energy technologies to meet the energy demand and potentially generate surplus energy. Working with our project partners, who include MillsPower, I3dr and L&B, IDEMA will seek to demonstrate how:

  • A structure can be designed to be scalable in size to fit different available land areas and densities

  • A unit can be adapted according to the specific needs of its users

  • The process of developing OSM buildings can be improved using automation which can reduce construction time and costs

  • Renewable energy technologies and passive design principles can be utilised to achieve a zero carbon project that aims to generate surplus energy