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Green Buildings Solutions with BIM Modeling Services

 

Sustainable design is becoming important in building construction as both environmental concerns and energy costs rise.  

Given that the AEC sector is one of the main drivers of climate change, sustainability has recently evolved from a trend to a need. Architects, engineers, and manufacturers now have a practical opportunity to help create a better society.   

The green building materials market size was valued at $237.3 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $511.2 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2021 to 2030. 

Green architecture techniques are one of many sustainable initiatives that are gaining popularity globally. These methods not only protect the environment’s worth and its limited resources, but many of them have added benefits for the economy and the environment.  

What is a Green Building?

Green Buildings or Green Architecture can preserve or raise the standard of living in the area in which it is situated thanks to their design and features. Achieving a high level of efficiency is necessary to accomplish because it minimizes pollution by using less energy, water, and other resources.  

Green building design uses environmentally responsible practices and materials throughout the process of developing a structure. BIM creates a digital representation of a project that helps plan the process, from design to construction, in detailed thorough steps that allow for greater control over the design. It includes being able to determine important factors in green design like energy efficiencies, air quality, and sustainable performance. 

Key Components of a Green Building  

  • Design Innovation 
  • Sustainable Sites 
  • Water Management 
  • Energy Optimization 
  • Sustainable Material and Resources 
  • Air Quality Index 

The LEED certificate, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) certificate are the generally recognized official designation that determines whether a structure qualifies as sustainable.  

BIM – A Step Towards Sustainability and Green Architecture 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D model-based process for planning, designing, and constructing buildings that can help in planning an eco-friendly structure. 

The use of BIM in construction has already enabled us to improve the overall project quality, streamline workflows, and cut back on errors.   

Because BIM is able to provide continuous updates about the project to everyone involved, from designers to project managers to investors, the information is always current. This helps during the planning process because it eliminates errors before construction starts. It also helps in determining what resources, such as labor and materials, are needed to complete the project. When changes to the design are made, the needed resources are recalculated and updated so that the information is always accurate. 

There is a large amount of waste involved in construction that BIM modeling services help to control because of their accuracy in estimating what materials are needed. It also helps in determining how to best use reuse and recycling resources available near the project site. If the project includes a demolition phase before construction can begin, it is important to establish guidelines on where the waste will be disposed of or recycled. 

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The ability to create and manipulate variables such as sunlight is helpful in planning the energy performance of a building. It is estimated that commercial and residential buildings consume 70 percent of electricity generated in the U.S. Factoring in the sunlight that a building receives will help in determining how to efficiently heat the building, which can reduce utility costs.  

The tools available in BIM modeling services can analyze and model elements to achieve peak performance. 

A project designed using BIM can also be submitted for LEED certification. The program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to recognize green building practices. A structure that meets its prerequisites can earn different levels of certification. Project details are easily accessible in BIM so that they can be analyzed to see if it meets LEED requirements. 

According to a report on green, BIM modeling services and design released by McGraw-Hill Construction, industry leaders are admitting that they haven’t used BIM’s green tools to their full potential, citing that only 17 percent of firms have utilized only half of its capabilities. But it reports that there is expected growth, estimating that 95 percent of firms using BIM for eco-friendly projects will use more of the energy performance tools available within the next two years. As green building design becomes more prevalent in the construction industry, designers and builders have a greater need for BIM. 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be used to reduce energy consumption and the environmental impact of a building. BIM provides specific workflows and modeling tips that can make a building a ‘Green Building’. 

Frequently Ask Questions – Green Building

  • What is Green Building? 

A green building is an environmentally sustainable structure that is planned, designed, built, and operated to minimize total environmental impacts throughout the project’s life cycle. 

  • What is a LEED green building? 

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most popular green building rating system. LEED, which is available for almost all building types, provides a framework for healthy, efficient, and cost-effective green buildings. 

There are four levels of the LEED certification: 

  • Certified (40–49 points) 
  • Silver (50–59 points) 
  • Gold (60–79 points) 
  • Platinum (80+ points)
  • What are the benefits of green building? 

Green Building facilitates building efficiency in terms of water, energy, and construction material use while reducing the building’s impact on human health and the environment through better design, construction, operation, maintenance, and demolition. 

  • How do green buildings save energy with the help of BIM? 

BIM provides specific and standardized workflows and modeling tips that assist in smart decision-making. BIM technologies can also effectively incorporate data on energy conservation measures into BEP simulation models 

  • What are green building technologies? 

Solar power, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy, and biofuels are some of the most prevalent green building technologies. 

  • What material is used in green buildings? 

Timber, Bamboo, CEB (Compressed Earth Bricks), PVC, Fiber Cement, Cork, and Ferrock are some examples of green construction materials.  

  • What is an example of a green building? 

The Studio505 team of architects developed the PIXEL building in 2010, which is over 840 square meters. It received the top score on the Australian Green Building Council certificate.  

Additionally, the PIXEL building received the highest classification possible by earning the American LEED and British BREEAM certifications. Pixel Building made history by becoming the first building to ever receive the top score for each of the three certifications and scored a perfect 6-Star Green Star .

Why Choose Indovance for BIM Modeling Services? 

INDOVANCE Incis an Experienced and Specialized CAD Outsourcing Partner and has been providing engineering CAD design and drafting services to a global clientele for more than 2 decades.  

Indovance delivers a full range of BIM modeling projects. We work on parametric family creation, model creation for all LOD (Level of Detail), 4D, 5D, and 6D support, and model phasing, as well. We also provide complete support for CAD to BIM, point cloud to BIM, and PDF to BIM conversions. 

We collaborate with our customers around the world to develop bespoke business solutions using our enormous engineering talent pool and state-of-the-art technology. To deliver long-term engineering and business strategies, we align with your culture and processes to create an unbreakable partnership. With over 550 full-time employees and more than 600 customers in the US, Europe, India, and Asia, we are poised for the next level of success.  

Indovance acts as a catalyst, Empowering You for positive change and supporting you to Do More. 

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