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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 8, August 2019 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



BIM Based Building Performance Analysis Of A Green Office Building

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AUTHOR(S)

Anju Ebrahim, Dr Abhaykumar S. Wayal

 

KEYWORDS

Over the past few years, Green and Sustainable Buildings have gained a lot of prominence owing to the growing environmental concerns. Buildings have acquired a significant share in the overall energy usage and have also become a major source of CO2 emissions throughout its lifecycle. Construction of Green Buildings by incorporating various sustainable design parameters may be a tedious process, but integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design can make the procedure much simpler. In this study, the building performance of a Green Office Building is assessed in terms of sustainability using BIM. Similarly, performance analysis is carried out for a conventional building to explore the ecological advantages of erecting a Green Building. The analysis gave about 15% energy savings, 22.3% water usage savings and 21% carbon reductions in the Green Building compared to the Conventional Building. Also, an alternative for the Green Building Design is evaluated which showed 4.7% Energy Cost Savings and about 38.6% Reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the original design. So,with this method, different alternatives for the design are easily generated in the conceptual phase itself and therefore, decisions regarding the design are made easily. But this technique generates results which mainly focuses on the operation phase of a building with least attention given to material production and transportation stage. Also, there are chances of errors due to file transfer in different formats while carrying out the analysis in BIM.

 

ABSTRACT

Over the past few years, Green and Sustainable Buildings have gained a lot of prominence owing to the growing environmental concerns. Buildings have acquired a significant share in the overall energy usage and have also become a major source of CO2 emissions throughout its lifecycle. Construction of Green Buildings by incorporating various sustainable design parameters may be a tedious process, but integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design can make the procedure much simpler. In this study, the building performance of a Green Office Building is assessed in terms of sustainability using BIM. Similarly, performance analysis is carried out for a conventional building to explore the ecological advantages of erecting a Green Building. The analysis gave about 15% energy savings, 22.3% water usage savings and 21% carbon reductions in the Green Building compared to the Conventional Building. Also, an alternative for the Green Building Design is evaluated which showed 4.7% Energy Cost Savings and about 38.6% Reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the original design. So,with this method, different alternatives for the design are easily generated in the conceptual phase itself and therefore, decisions regarding the design are made easily. But this technique generates results which mainly focuses on the operation phase of a building with least attention given to material production and transportation stage. Also, there are chances of errors due to file transfer in different formats while carrying out the analysis in BIM.

 

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