MVD based information exchange between BIM and building energy performance simulation

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Title: MVD based information exchange between BIM and building energy performance simulation
Authors: Pinheiro, Sérgio V.Wimmer, ReinhardO'Donnell, Jameset al.
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Date: Jun-2018
Online since: 2019-08-20T09:57:54Z
Abstract: The process of preparing building energy performance simulation (BEPS) models involves repetitive manual operations that often lead to data losses and errors. As a result, BEPS model inputs can vary widely from this time consuming, non-standardised and subjective process. This paper proposes a standardised method of information exchange between Building Information Modelling (BIM) and BEPS tools using the Information Delivery Manual (IDM) and Model View Definition (MVD) methodologies. The methodology leverages a collection of use cases to initiate the identification of exchange requirements needed by BEPS tools. The IDM/MVD framework captures and translates exchange requirements into the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) schema. The suggested approach aims to facilitate the transfer of information from IFC based BIM to either conventional or advanced BEPS tools (e.g. EnergyPlus and Modelica) through the development of a specific MVD that defines a subset of the IFC data model that deals with building energy performance simulation. By doing so, the potential of BIM-based simulation can be fully unlocked, and a reliable and consistent IFC subset is provided as an input for energy simulation software.
Funding Details: European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal: Automation in Construction
Volume: 90
Issue: J. Comput. Civ. Eng. 30 4 2016
Start page: 91
End page: 103
Copyright (published version): 2018 Elsevier
Keywords: BIMIFCBEPSHVACMVDInformation Exchange
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2018.02.009
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
Energy Institute Research Collection

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