IFC-based calculation of the Flemish energy performance standard

Ruben Verstraeten, Pieter Pauwels, Ronald De Meyer, Wim Meeus, Jan Van Campenhout, Guy Lateur

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This paper illustrates our findings concerning space based design methodologies and interoperability issues for today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) environments. A method is elaborated which enables building designers to perform an automated energy use analysis, based oil an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) model derived from a commercial BIM environment, in this case Autodesk Revit 9.1. A prototype application was built, which evaluates the building model as well as vendor-neutral exchange mechanisms, in accordance with the Flemish Energy Performance Regulation (EPR) standard. Several issues regarding the need for space-based building models are identified and algorithms are developed to overcome possible shortcomings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2008)
EditorsAlain Zarli, Raimar Scherer
PublisherCRC Press Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-203-88332-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling - Sophia-Antipolis, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200812 Sep 2008
Conference number: 2008


Conference7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Abbreviated titleECPPM

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