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An Integrated BIM-based framework for energy assessment of the building upstream flow
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Number of Authors: 4
2015 (English)In: ICCREM 2015: Environment and the Sustainable Building : proceedings of the 2015 international conference on construction and real estate management : August 11-12, 2015 Luleå, Sweden / [ed] Yaowu Wang; Thomas Olofsson; Geoffrey Qiping Shen; Yong Bai, Reston, Va: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015, 107-118 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The construction and operation of buildings account for a significant part of the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Most design approaches to reduce the use of energy are focusing on the operational phase of a building’s life. Consequently, the embodied energy from the upstream flow, including production of building material and components, transport and assembly on-site, is often disregarded in the development of energy-efficient buildings. The purpose of this research is to propose a method to facilitate the assessment of the embodied energy and carbon footprint during the design and planning stage from the production of building material and components including the transportation to site. The framework makes use of Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and supply chain information stored in a relational database of building materials and components, Building Information Models (BIM) for the assessment of the embedded energy in the building. Further, the feature manipulation engine (FME) is used to track transportation distances and transportation times from Google Map (GM) for the assessment of embedded energy from supplier to the construction site. Finally, a prototype is developed to demonstrate the practical application of the framework and to observe possible limitations and barriers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reston, Va: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015. 107-118 p.
National Category
Construction Management
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35339DOI: 10.1061/9780784479377.013ISI: 000381088400013Local ID: 9d7a6727-9720-4b15-ae85-cc96de9e59e0ISBN: 978-0-7844-7937-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35339DiVA: diva2:1008592
Conference
International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management : 11/08/2015 - 12/08/2015
Note

Godkänd; 2015; 20150904 (farsha)

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 2016-10-06 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

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