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BIM Uses



Sustainability (LEED) Evaluation

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A process in which a project is evaluated based on LEED or other sustainable criteria. This can refer to materials, performance, or a process. Sustainability Evaluations can be applied across all four phases of a construction project, Planning, Design, Construction, and Operation. Sustainability evaluation is most effective when it is done in planning and design stages and then applied in construction and operations phase. Model all sustainable aspects of a project throughout its life-cycle in order to obtain the desired LEED certification in the most efficient manner by condensing design analyses into a single database.

Potential Value:

  • Accelerate design review and LEED certification process with efficient use of a single database with all the sustainable features present and archived
  • Improved communication between project participants in order to achieve LEED credits and decreased redesign efforts as a result
  • Align scheduling and material quantities tracking for more efficient material use and better cash flow analysis
  • Optimize building performance by tracking energy use, indoor air quality and space planning for the adherence to LEED standards leading to integrated facility management using a BIM model

Resources Required:

  • 3D Model manipulation
  • LEED credit knowledge

 Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review 3D model
  • Knowledge of current LEED credit information

Selected Resources:

Penn State