IJIMT 2019 Vol.10(1): 21-26 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2019.10.1.830

Using BIM to Simulate the Energy Consumption and Reduce Its Cost

L. Lung
Abstract— Building Information Modeling is a powerful tool for many aspects of construction; most of them are related to 3D modeling to find incompatibilities in the different disciplines that affect the construction. Its application for measuring or analyzing the energy consumption of a building is rarely used. This paper intends to explain how Building Information Modeling software is useful to simulate the energy consumption, assessing various combinations of characteristics of the buildings for its analysis. In this case, Revit 2017 from AutoDesk is the software employed to model the building, due to its common use in the construction industry. Green Building Studio 2017 is the software for the energy consumption analysis, because it is also from AutoDesk. Using Green Building Studio software is a practical tool which can generate different energy analysis simulation considering diverse factors such as location, the number of stories, the material of the envelope, the shape of the building. The comparison parameter of each model is the energy consumed in a year, and the cost related.

Index Terms— BIM, energy consumption, 3D modeling, green building.

L. Lung is with Pontifical Catholic University, Peru (e-mail: lung.lr@pucp.pe ).


Cite: L. Lung, " Using BIM to Simulate the Energy Consumption and Reduce Its Cost," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 21-26, 2019.

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