Jul 14, 2007

Welcome to my new GREEN BIM blog!

I plan to capture my path into green design in architecture; you can visit this site to see how I get on. ..these are early days for me - you could say I am a bit of a Green newbie.

There are some early indicators of direction in respect of tools I may use these include IES and Ecotect which seem popular....and rating systems like LEED and BREEAM being well established in the industry….there is much talk about reducing carbon footprint and less talk about negative carbon footprints…there is much talk about making our new building greener and less talk about re-using our existing building stock. Can you do “green design” for a company whose building is for a Cigarette manufacturer!

Designers are aware of the need for sustainable design but are often unsure what to do, often decisions are made to late when costs for change will be high and there is no appetite to delay the programme. The idea of doing early design is important....the orientation of a building for example may not give significant savings in construction costs but can give significant savings in energy use and life cycle costs.

Just a couple of thoughts to start my green bim blog. If you would like to visit my web site go to http://www.4bim.com/



3 comments:

Tia Martyn said...

Hi there,
An interesting concept...indeed. We are an architectural design firm ourselves and take interest in good quality website and blog.
www.dp-architecturaldrawings.biz

Scott Parisi said...

A valuable resource for hoteliers, EcoGreenHotel.com is dedicated to helping hotels address environmental issues and implement environmentally friendly initiatives. It is a marketplace with plentiful amounts of information ranging from green products and services, industry "green" news, basic environmental overview to other tools like checklists, green project ideas, book lists, and resourceful links for a more sustainable hotel.

kale said...

hi this is lee....
green bim