From the Back Cover
Practice Integrated Sustainable Design with BIM
Meet the challenge of integrating Building Information Modeling and sustainability with this in-depth guide, which pairs these two revolutionary movements to create environmentally friendly design through a streamlined process. Written by an award-winning team that has gone beyond theory to lead the implementation of Green BIM projects, this comprehensive reference features practical strategies, techniques, and real-world expertise so that you can create sustainable BIM projects, no matter what their scale. From basic concepts, to sophisticated test methodologies, to improved workflows, this timely book offers a wealth of information you can implement right away.
Learn why BIM is an important tool for sustainability
Understand when and how to evaluate the effect of green resources on your projects
Understand Building Information Modeling, from concept to construction
See how to best use 3D geometric models instead of 2D CAD designs
Factor sustainability into the design process, leveraging free environmental resources
Set up a BIM model and identify material quantities to figure upstream impact and downstream consequences
Transform traditional processes into new workflows that integrate the entire design team and emphasize green solutions from the start
About the Author
Eddy Krygiel, AIA, LEED AP is a practicing architect at BNIM Architects, which has four projects that have received AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards. Eddy is responsible for implementing BIM at BNIM and also consults for other firms looking to implement BIM. He also teaches Revit to practicing architects and architectural students and has lectured around the nation on the use of BIM in the construction industry. Eddy has co-authored papers and books on BIM and sustainability as well as several books on using Autodesk Revit Architecture.
Bradley Nies, AIA, LEED AP, is a registered architect and Director of Elements, the sustainable design consulting division of BNIM Architects. Brad has worked on all levels of U.S. Green Building Council LEED-Certified projects, including two that achieved Platinum certification.