BIM integrated Renewable Energy Analysis: Development of a BIM-based methodology supporting renewable energy assessment of buildings
English books / April 24, 2017

Price: With the construction industry moving rapidly towards Building Information Modelling (BIM), it is essential that various analysis tools used in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) domain are interoperable with a non-proprietary data exchange standard such as the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). Governments worldwide have committed to incorporate fully collaborative BIM in all public sector projects and are also targeting to achieve a zero-carbon building stock. This dual target will require the use of renewable energy system (RES) analysis tools in the early stages of the building design process and establish the need for these tools to be IFC compliant. This book captures the development of a methodology to support RES simulation by using architectural BIM models based on open data exchange standards thereby enhancing their interoperability. Various methods currently used in RES assessment and integrated BIM tools have been reviewed in this research. This book culminates with the idea of a prototype that can be used by architects for RES analysis in conceptual design stages which would facilitate decision making in creating zero-carbon buildings of the future. Buy on Amazon

BIM based Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Modern Buildings
English books / April 24, 2017

Price: Building information modelling (BIM) processes, technologies, and applications are rapidly re-engineering the work methodology in the AEC & FM industry. BIM provides a more interactive and integrated approach to design, construction and operation of facilities and aims to provide high end benefits for all. Energy efficient buildings with minimal or positive environmental impacts are considered important in countries worldwide and energy efficiency evaluation is one of the major fields that BIM supports today. The book describes the present scenario with the help of the two case studies and a comparative analysis of the major Energy Performance Evaluation tools. Important aspects such as transition of BIM to BEM and its contents such as building energy management, building performance indicators etc have been discussed. Some light has also been shed on the present building regulation in Germany, since the site location of both the buildings included in the studies is Berlin, Germany. The paper provides a comprehensive insight and points out various aspects that can be used for improvement of the tools, for better energy management and to achieve highly energy efficient buildings. Buy on Amazon