Incorporating embodied energy in the BIM process

Capper, Graham, Matthews, Jane and Lockley, Steve (2012) Incorporating embodied energy in the BIM process. In: CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, 18 - 19 April 2012, Imperial College, London, UK.

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This paper examines the incorporation of carbon data into the Building Information Model (BIM) process and considers option appraisals that will enable design team members to evaluate both operational and embodied CO2 emissions over the life cycle of a project. The paper is based upon work, funded by the Technology Strategy Board, to develop a toolkit that utilises interoperable standards around a BIM. This allows for architects, energy advisors and others to develop and share design information on CO2 emissions whilst each design team member is free to use their own preferred software solution. At the core of the process is a three-dimensional BIM with links to elemental, system and material databases. The work on the model is described along with its application to a case study on a recently completed new school, built to sustainable standards in the North East of England.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Graham Capper
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:15

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