Jul 14, 2007
Green Building Studio povides the tools and knowledge necessary to design carbon neutral buildings. "We will begin by assessing the carbon footprint of a schematic design and modifying the design to minimize its carbon footprint with parametric simulations" More...
Posted by Miles at 7:48 PM
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/
Posted by Miles at 6:04 PM