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Building information modelling energy performance assessment on domestic dwellings: a comparative study

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Show simple item record Stundon, David Spillane, John P. Lim, James P.B. Tansey, Paul Tracey, Marc 2018-09-19T11:49:13Z 2018-09-19T11:49:13Z 2015
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in pace, not only in design and construction stages, but also in the analysis of facilities throughout their life cycle. With this continued growth and utilisation of the BIM processes, there comes the possibility to adopt such procedures to measure accurately the energy efficiency of buildings; and therefore, their energy usage. To this end, the aim of this research is to investigate if the introduction of BIM Energy Performance Assessment in the form of software analysis provides accurate results, when compared with actual energy consumption recorded. Through selective criterion sampling, three domestic case studies are scrutinised, with baseline figures taken from existing energy providers, the results scrutinised and compared with calculations provided from two separate BIM energy analysis software packages. Of the numerous software packages available, criterion sampling is used to select two of the most prominent platforms available on the market today. The two packages selected for scrutiny are Integrated Environmental Solutions - Virtual Environment (IES-VE) and Autodesk's Green Building Studio (GBS). The results indicate that IES-VE estimated the energy use in region of ±8% in two out of three case studies, while GBS estimated usage approximately ±5%. The findings indicate that the introduction of BIM energy performance assessment, using proprietary software analysis, is a viable alternative to manual calculations of building energy use, mainly due to the accuracy and speed of assessing, even the most complex models. Given the surge in accurate and detailed BIM models and the importance placed on the continued monitoring and control of buildings energy use within today’s environmentally conscious society, this provides an alternative means by which to assess accurately a buildings energy usage, in a quick and cost effective manner. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ARCOM:Association of Researchers in Construction Management en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, Raiden,A and Aboagye-Nimo, E (Eds.);pp. 671-679
dc.relation.uri Annual ARCOM Conference&v=&i=&b=b&p=8510#8510
dc.rights First published by ARCOM: Annual ARCOM Conference&v=&i=&b=b&p=8510#8510 en_US
dc.subject building performance en_US
dc.subject green buildings en_US
dc.subject modelling en_US
dc.title Building information modelling energy performance assessment on domestic dwellings: a comparative study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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