Green BIM, BIM Environmental Analysis
Globally, buildings account for about 40% of energy consumption and more than 200 million buildings are candidates for energy efficiency improvements. Optimizing a building’s environmental performance requires incorporating interrelated factors, such as location, orientation, internal systems, how the building is used and other variables, into design.
eBIM™ provide survey and modelling services that allow substantial inventories of large dated buildings either government or privately owned to be converted to full BIM models. Trying to manage large property estates and turn them into energy efficient structures can be overwhelming.
It requires an efficient and cost effective approach. eBIM™ using the latest laser scanning technology allows complex sites and infrastructure to be documented very quickly and accurately minimising disruption.
From the point cloud survey we can then extract a basic or detailed structural geometry model depending on the aim of the analysis. Additional information such as materials, weight, thermal resistance and other building properties can all be added into the model.
eBIM™ can then analyse and assess the energy performance of the building. Once you have a better understanding of the energy efficiency of your portfolio, renovations and retrofits can be prioritised to target those which require the most work.
Once you have your eBIM model potential energy saving solutions can be tried and tested virtually. Using a comprehensive set of analysis tools we can helps simulate and analyze a wide range of issues, such as solar effects, including radiation, shading, and daylighting and address environmental factors, such as thermal, lighting, and airflow.
The eBIM™ energy anaylsis is ideal for use on office buildings, conference centers, maintenance facilities, health care operations, warehouses, storage depots and airports, to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits throughout the design build and retrofit lifecycle.
• Building Regulations Part L1 compliance analysis – Code for Sustainable Homes
• Building Regulations Part L2 compliance analysis – SBEM & dynamic simulation method
• Façade engineering modelling
• Solar shading & summertime overheating analysis
• External wind movement analysis
• CFD and natural ventilation studies
• Lighting design & evaluation
• Daylight analysis
• Energy & carbon modelling
• Right of light studies
• People movement modelling
• Thermal imaging, cold bridging analysis