Green BIM for Sustainable Design of Buildings

  • Anju EbrahimEmail author
  • A. S. Wayal
Conference paper


Construction of Sustainable and Green certified buildings is gaining significance construction industry. The importance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) including the evaluation of Green Building strategies is being recognized by the construction sector. Effective decisions pertaining to sustainable design of a building facility can be only made during the early design and pre-construction stages. Traditional Building construction planning, however, do not support the possibility of such early decisions. Mostly, energy and performance analysis are carried out after the architectural design and further construction documents and records have been prepared. So, there is a lack of integration into the design procedure which leads to ineffective process of previously altering the design to attain an environment friendly sustainable building.

Green Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the application of BIM to provide data for energy performance evaluation and sustainability assessment. Green BIM also includes the application of Building Energy Modeling and deals with energy optimization to improve the energy efficiency of a building along with sustainable design and construction practices during its lifecycle.

This paper explores to give the steps required to assess building performance in the early design and preconstruction phase realistically such that a comprehensive set of information on buildings like buildings form, material, context, and technical systems can be simulated which then allows BIM for analyzing performance and suggest for various design alternatives and steps for making decisions for sustainable design.


Building Information Modeling Green Building Studio Autodesk Revit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil and Environmental Engineering DepartmentVeermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)MumbaiIndia

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