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IJSCER 2023 Vol.12(3): 85-90
doi: 10.18178/ijscer.12.3.85-90

Energy Efficiency: Use of BIM in Energy Analysis for Multi-family Residences

Tiago C. C. Solberg 1, Olavo P. C. Bastos 2, Kêyshilla N. S. Rodrigues 2, Karoline V. Figueiredo 3, Bruno Barzellay F. da Costa 2, Gisele S. Barbosa 2, Claudia Garrido 3, and Assed N. Haddad 4
1. Departamento de Construção Civil, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2. Instituto Politécnico, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Macaé, Brazil
3. Programa de Engenharia Ambiental, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4. The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Manuscript received January 28, 2023; revised March 22, 2023; accepted May 25, 2023.

Abstract—The design of large frames is a strategy used to increase the capture of natural light in buildings. However, this solution entails a higher expense related to the use of climate controls. Therefore, this work employs the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology, using the Revit software, and its Green Building Studio and Insight plug-ins, to define a roadmap to test various window frames on the facade and their effects on energy consumption. It was concluded that the size of the frames directly impacts energy efficiency, especially in hot climate regions, highlighting the relevance of this kind of study to obtain more sustainable buildings.

Keywords—building information modeling, energy efficiency, sustainable buildings, frames

Cite: Tiago C. C. Solberg, Olavo P. C. Bastos, Kêyshilla N. S. Rodrigues, Karoline V. Figueiredo, Bruno Barzellay F. da Costa, Gisele S. Barbosa, Claudia Garrido, and Assed N. Haddad, "Energy Efficiency: Use of BIM in Energy Analysis for Multi-family Residences," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 85-90, August 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.12.3.85-90

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