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Method to enable LCA analysis through each level of development of a BIM model

M. Dupuis, A. April, Pascal Lesage and D. Forgues

Article (2017)

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Cite this document: Dupuis, M., April, A., Lesage, P. & Forgues, D. (2017). Method to enable LCA analysis through each level of development of a BIM model. Procedia Engineering, 196, p. 857-863. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2017.08.017
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Whole Building life cycle assessment (LCA) calculations are increasingly done using building information modeling (BIM) data exports, but some challenges need to be overcome. BIM models lack data for a whole building LCA analysis. To counter this lack of detailed information, manual inputs are often required when using a static BIM model and cannot easily consider recalculations over the duration of the project. This paper presents a method to automatically perform LCA calculations early, at the first level of a BIM model’s development (i.e. the LOD100 level), and to allow for easier updates of the calculation throughout the evolution of the BIM model. To achieve this goal, a novel data layer and format is proposed. This data layer fills the information gap between extracted BIM data and existing LCA data provided by common LCA databases such as ecoinvent.

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building information modeling; level of development; life cycle assessment; sustainable buildings; automated LCA calculations

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Subjects: 1800 Génie chimique > 1800 Génie chimique
Department: Département de génie chimique
Research Center: Non applicable
Grant number: CRD 462197-13
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 13:39
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 01:20
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/4852/
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Journal Title: Procedia Engineering (vol. 196)
Publisher: Elsevier
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.08.017


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