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6D BIM for project life-cycle management information

Energy usage is expensive, and it also has staggering consequences for the environment and surrounding ecosystems.

All About 6D Sustainability BIM

One such technological process with the power to reshape a business’s carbon footprint is 6D Sustainability BIM. A step up from the economic and scheduling data of other BIM options, 6D BIM focuses on sustainable and cost-effective construction and design.

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Achieving Energy Savings

Some elements for a hybrid A&E sustainable design which will use both passive and active energy systems, include:


regional climate analysis, sun and shadow studies, 3D solar shading analysis and simulation, building envelope thermal modeling, high-efficiency BIM-designed mechanical, electrical and plumbing system, photovoltaic active systems, water efficiency

The Need for Sustainability

Even though the process of BIM increases in complexity and price as you rise through its five dimensions, investing in 6D BIM before your structure loses money to inefficient processes will generate a large ROI.

The Basics

Each of these types of BIM has different applications in the fields of architecture, design, and engineering. While one project might be focused on economics and require 5D Estimating BIM, another might be time-oriented and work well with 4D Scheduling BIM. No one type is “better” than the others or universally required. When working with energy in building systems, 6D Sustainability BIM is the way to go. Because of the richness of data that BIM provides, linking energy usage data provides a powerful source of sustainability information.

Energy Analysis

For a business, the bottom line is the cost of the space and the ROI it provides. That’s why, when talking about the energy efficiency of a space, it’s crucial to include an analysis of the economic side of the issue. Using REVIT, which integrates 3D modeling and cost estimates, to build a picture of a space’s energy efficiency is a great way to move towards that goal and present a compelling plan. By providing 3D drawings and CAD sketches, it easily shows the places where energy efficiency can be improved for better economic return.

Sustainable Element Tracking

Sustainability deals with the life cycle of energy and resources through any one element. When working on a new building or improving an old one, a great way to make a space as cost effective as possible is through sustainable element tracking. In this process made possible by 6D Sustainability BIM, you can analyze individual components of a space and figure out how to optimize each element. Over time, keeping an eye on your sustainability will increase profit and public opinion of the company.

LEED Tracking

One of the most popular building sustainability options in the world, LEED certification is a huge asset in today’s eco-interested economy. With multiple levels each demonstrating a deeper level of sustainability, LEED certification is a rigorous process that requires constant maintenance. One great benefit of 6D Sustainability BIM is the option to easily monitor factors of importance to LEED certification, such as energy efficiency and heating/cooling efficiency.

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