BIM & Sustainable Design

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As designers, we recognize that advances in Building Information Modeling (BIM) encourage more integrated information management and consultant collaboration, helping us deliver innovative and cost-efficient buildings to our clients. But the potential doesn’t stop there. BIM can also be enriched with analysis and evaluation tools such as daylight and solar studies or product libraries containing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) information. By combining these tools and technologies, design professionals are able to evaluate energy-efficiency, material reduction, improved detailing, and more – contributing to the design, construction and commissioning of more sustainable buildings.

As a recent article by Sofie Pelsmakers (Co-founder, Architecture for Change) states, “If BIM allows us to understand how to put a building together better, then it should also allow us to have a better grasp of how that building should perform and later, how it might be taken apart.”

To read more about BIM-supported sustainable design, please visit:

http://www.thenbs.com/topics/BIM/articles/bimPotentialSupportSustainableBuilding.asp?utm_source=eNews-Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013-04-12

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