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AECBytes: Performance Analysis Technology and Radical Design Change for Carbon Neutrality

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Sustainability and Energy / CO2 reduction is high on everyone's agenda- or should be. I have always thought that this is an area where BIM (Building Information Modelling) can really come into it's own. Once you have a building modelling spatially, and the ability to embed a variety of parameters into each of the elements that makes up that model- you are then in a position to perform any number of quantative analysis' on that model. It is this ability that will take us (sustainably) into the future.

The AECBytes website has a really interesting article on how (relatively) modern tools such as Revit can really help drive forward the sustainability agenda.

"With climate change so high on the global agenda, few of us need persuading about the importance of sustainable building design. But making it happen is another matter. Unfortunately, it is clear that currently, Green, Sustainable and High Performance Buildings are not going quickly enough in reducing their negative impact on the environment, and certainly not far enough to offset the balance of buildings that march on in ignorance...."

Read the entire article here