A Lean Approach to Enable Sustainability in the Built Environment through BIM

Sebastiano Maltese, Nicola Moretti, Fulvio Re Cecconi, Angelo Luigi Camillo Ciribini, John M. Kamara


Rating systems are assumed as instruments to endorse architectural quality, reliability, energy efficiency, economic convenience and finally expose a sustainability label. Moreover, these tools can be tied to a BIM model. The aim of this research is to set up a lean methodology to fulfil CESBA requirements through Construction to Operations Building information exchange – COBie in project on existing buildings adopting the BIM Bronze approach by UK Ministry of Justice - MoJ. This will allow to develop a semantic model and to extract sustainability reports in a post-construction phase, thereby minimising the cost of gathering information on existing buildings. An illustrated example regarding energy criteria of CESBA protocol will be presented to further the proposed approach.


BIM; Green BIM; sustainability; rating systems; IFC; COBie

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-19743

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