Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/13850
Title: Sustainability product properties in building information models
Authors: Primera Engineers, Ltd.
Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
Fallon, Kristine K.
Feldman, Robert A.
Greenberger, Julia.
Williams, Gregory R.
Genc, Holly J.
Gonzalez, Lourdes M.
Keywords: Sustainability
Information exchange
Product data templates
Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Greenfield, Josh.
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Contract Report
Abstract: There are currently several competing efforts to define and measure sustainability. To date, no single concept of facility sustainability is widely accepted as being definitive because the term is often loosely used to define the particular environmental and social goals of any given sustainability proponent. This work looks beyond an abstract definition of facility sustainability and proposes a set of product properties that can be measured to represent the natural resources consumed to produce and operate facility assets. Development of this set of sustainability properties included a review of prominent tools and systems for assessing facility sustainability, including contributions by industry experts. The project also included analysis of how sustainability product properties may be integrated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to improve US Army facilities. The report includes sustainability properties for 56 building elements, which have been incorporated into building property templates for use in BIM models.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/13850
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