Review of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in the Context of Building Energy Assessment

Durdyev, Serdar and Dehdasht, Gholamreza and Mohandes, Saeed Reza and Edwards, David J. (2021) Review of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in the Context of Building Energy Assessment. Energies, 14 (24). e8487. ISSN 1996-1073

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Abstract

In recent years, many researchers across the world have addressed the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the energy assessment of the built environment. However, several potential issues still need to be resolved in order to utilise the benefits provided by BIM to a maximum degree. To fill this gap, a systematic literature review is conducted in this study to critically investigate the utilisation of BIM tools in energy assessment. To achieve the above-mentioned objective, after shortlisting the relevant papers published hitherto, using keyword searching, a systematic review was undertaken, including the application of BIM in the contexts of different countries, types of BIM tools, BIM and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) integration, energy affiliations, stakeholders’ involvement and their roles, uncertainty, and sensitivity analysis. The outcomes show the most widely used and effective BIM tools in different types of construction projects in various countries. The review of the literature clearly shows that BIM tools can effectively be used in the assessment of energy performance of buildings. The article gives insight to engineers, architecture, and decision makers to carefully select appropriate BIM tools in terms of energy assessment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** History: accepted 12-12-2021; pub-electronic 16-12-2021. ** Licence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/en14248487
Dates:
DateEvent
12 December 2021Accepted
16 December 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy efficiency, energy assessment, sustainability, BIM-LCA, BIM tools
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: JISC PubRouter
Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 11:55
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 11:55
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12542

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