Guide

Sustainability and building information modelling (BIM)

20 Aug 2017
Description

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building Information Modelling (BIM) software packages. It highlights some of the fundamentals that underpin BIM and sustainability and then takes readers through some basic principles around when and why to undertakeenvironmental analysis and how to develop the relevant capabilities within design practices, regardless of their size. The note explores several analyses available to users within the different software packages, detailing what each analysis is, how it works, why it’s important and other relevant information, concluding with an exploration of some non-BIM tools and considerations beyond BIM that designers should be mindful of when creating truly sustainable designs.

Access Rights Type: 
Paid subscription required
Peer Reviewed: 
Yes
Series Title: 
Environment Design Guide
Series Volume/No.: 
EDG 90 RM
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