Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. integrates the GreeNexUS Consortium, which is part of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the European Union’s reference program for doctorates and post-doctorates, leading the theme “Green-BIM”.
Through this collaborative program, based on “Training through Research”, Teixeira Duarte will guide the work of a PhD student with the objective of: (1) creating a “framework” for the promotion of green buildings as engines for improving urban quality and environmental health in future low-carbon societies; (2) create a BIM workflow for designing high-performance green buildings, as a basis for standardizing repeatable, consistent, and intuitive processes; (3) define guidelines for new professional requirements and future platforms to accelerate BIM development.

Accepting the challenge that was launched directly by the University of Bologna, the entity that coordinates the programme, Teixeira Duarte is, together with 6 European universities, the beneficiary of this fully financed project, being the only company with this status in the consortium. In addition to the 7 beneficiaries, GreeNexUS also includes 12 non-funded European companies and universities.

The application for this Project was selected by the European Commission, with GreeNexUS starting on January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2026.

GreeNexUs is funded by “Horizon Europe”, the European Union’s Research and Innovation framework program, and allows a total of 20 institutions from 9 European countries to work on 10 specific and multidisciplinary themes that aim to transform Europe’s cities to become greener, healthier and safer, helping to reduce threats to the mental and physical well-being of an aging society with growing inequalities.

The GreeNexUs “Kick off” meeting took place on the 6th and 7th of February in Italy, at the Polo de Imola of the University of Bologna.