Literature review on BIM-based building energy performance optimization

Buildings comprise a large part of global energy consumption and make a significant contribution to overall CO2 emissions in the world. Therefore, increasing the energy efficiency of buildings becomes a priority to reduce these undesirable effects. Building energy performance assessments are complex multi-criteria problems as the energy performance is affected by many factors such as building orientation, envelope design, climate conditions, daylighting levels, and HVAC system usage schedules. This complicated situation makes it difficult to accurately predict building energy consumption. BIM (Building Information Modeling) has started to be used to calculate the energy consumption of buildings, as its use is increasing in many areas of the construction industry. BIM not only aids in estimating the energy performance but also has the capacity to provide the necessary data for optimizing the energy use of a building by changing parameters that affect the energy usage. This study aims to do a literature review on BIM-based building energy performance optimization. As a result, it will provide a review of the methods that can be leveraged in building energy optimization, which can help designers more easily assess energy efficiency when making design decisions.
Citation Formats
E. Can and A. Akçamete Güngör, “Literature review on BIM-based building energy performance optimization,” presented at the 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference (e-IPCMC2020), Istanbul, Turkey, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: