Green architecture is the architecture of the modern world. While climate changes can happen due to numerous factors, buildings play a big part in it. As per many studies, about 36% of the total energy usage of the world is by construction works and buildings. Moreover, traditionally built buildings are the cause of 27% of the total carbon footprint. This means that green buildings are the perfect solution.
Pollution from industries, heat islands above cities, carbon emissions from buildings, all play a role in climatic changes. Green buildings will be able to significantly reduce these problems. Green buildings are capable of offering energy savings of up to 50% at a macro level and the micro-level, these buildings can ensure energy savings of 20 to 50%.
Building Information Modeling can be effectively used to cut down energy consumption and the environmental impact of buildings. It provides specific workflow and modeling tips that can be used in making any building perfectly green. Many developed countries have adopted BIM into their construction processes. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a building rating system. This rating system certifies buildings concerning their impact on the environment, energy utilization, the effectiveness of construction, and cost. Buildings are deemed green by LEED certification.
Owing to its versatility, BIM has evolved into the biggest game-changer in the construction industry. BIM is used in four aspects that are discussed below.
BIM helps in the efficient utilization of water and optimizes the construction of water supply, planning, and drainage.
BIM can be used to regulate and stimulate site processes and the progress of construction.
BIM can aid in controlling the consumption of energy inside the building and analyze deficits.
BIM can help keep a check on the use and consumption of materials at all stages of the construction project.
Benefits Of Using BIM Modeling
BIM is a very reliable method in offering simulation results of the building under construction and can offer deep insights into the energy used by the same. In addition, it can offer engineering performance analytics. Various climatic aspects like illuminance, daylighting, shadows, etc can be easily analyzed using Building Information Modeling.
BIM is a dynamic tool that can cater to a varying range of facets and this has made it a go-to solution in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.