McGraw Hill SmartMarket Report
Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction
Green building is rapidly transforming the design and construction industry in the United States. Simultaneously, a growing number of industry practitioners are embracing the advantages of building information modeling (BIM). As a logical development of these trends, green building project teams are increasingly discovering how BIM tools can help them achieve more sustainable outcomes. These tools provide immediate insight into how design decisions impact building performance. BIM also encourages an integrated design process-a critical strategy for making projects greener. Because of the way BIM facilitates green design, construction and sustainable outcomes, the growth of green building as an accepted, widespread practice is helping accelerate BIM adoption.
This SmartMarket Report studies the symbiotic convergence of these formerly separate trends into an emerging practice referred to as Green BIM.