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.
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Parametric analysis of BIM-based building energy performance for supporting multi-objective optimization
Can, Esra; Akçamete Güngör, Aslı; Department of Civil Engineering (2022-5-11)
Building energy efficiency comes into prominence as buildings constitute a significant portion of world energy consumption and CO2 emissions. To achieve energy-efficient buildings, energy performance assessments should be conducted meticulously, yet it is difficult to comprehensively estimate the buildings’ energy consumption since energy performance assessments are complex multi-criteria problems that are affected by many factors such as building orientation, envelope design, climatic conditions, daylight ...
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Renewable energy sources are presently being considered as alternatives to fossil fuels, because they are perpetual, environmentally friendly, and release negligible amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere while producing energy. A disadvantage of renewable energy systems, however, is that continuous energy generation is not possible by using only one type of renewable energy system, since renewable energy resources depend on climate and weather conditions. Two or more renewable energy systems can be ...
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Energy-efficient buildings that use clean and sustainable energy sources are urgently needed to reduce the environmental impact of buildings and mitigate climate change in cities. Buildings have great potential in harvesting solar energy by their solar exposure capacity. Developments in PV technologies also encourage the integration of PV systems into architectural applications. However, urban contexts can limit solar energy generation capacity of buildings by shading building envelopes and reducing availab...
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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: