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BIM for energy efficiency - Decarbonising the built environment through informed decision-making using digital simulation and analysis

Petri, Ioan and Rezgui, Yacine 2020. BIM for energy efficiency - Decarbonising the built environment through informed decision-making using digital simulation and analysis. St Albans: IHS Press.

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Abstract

The recent climate conferences, including COP21 in Paris, have evidenced and raised awareness about the impact of our built environment on climate change. In this context, the digitalisation of our buildings presents a unique opportunity to collaboratively and iteratively optimise our design interventions and thus minimise their life-cycle impact. Building information modelling (BIM) provides a unique capability to transcend current limitations across the complex life cycle and supply chain of construction projects by: • continuously informing on the optimal design options with the least negative environmental impacts during the early design stage • promoting inter-disciplinary design decisionmaking through co-simulation, while ensuring full compliance with the regulatory landscape • streamlining the procurement activities by facilitating access to supplier/manufacturer databases, informed by the life-cycle environmental impacts of selected products and components • ensuring scrupulously full compliance of construction activities with design data • informing on ways of optimising the building during its operation in line with design predictions • ensuring sustainable decommissioning and recycling after demolition at the end of the building’s life cycle. This book is timely as it contributes to the ongoing debate in the UK on ‘BIM Level 3’ with a focus on energy efficiency, while informing the wider research community and practitioners on ways of further developing BIM to address wider challenges, such as that posed by climate change. IP and YR 2019

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Additional Information: full text available for Cardiff University staff and students via the Construction Information Service
Publisher: IHS Press
ISBN: 9781848064775
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 11:42
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/128479

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