Buildings are responsible for the largest share of energy use of all sectors (38 percent), have the largest share of carbon-dioxide emissions after the power sector, and through building envelopes have the largest share of impact on building energy and comfort.
How can building information modeling (BIM) not just represent but also simulate building envelopes for air, water leakage, and optimization?
This course proposes that this could be our industry “moon shot” to achieve processes, technologies, and organizational transformation to improve envelope performance.
Learning Units: 4.0 LU/HSW (4 hours)
- Recognize what “green building” means as well as the global context of sustainable or green buildings.
- Evaluate building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery, and existing technologies for green building design as well as current challenges in achieving effective implementation of these technologies.
- Recognize the role of building-envelope airtightness in sustainable building envelope design and discover ways to achieve LEED points for an airtight building envelope
- Review the roles of key industry organizations in support of the “moonshot” innovation initiative