Transforming BIM to BEM: Generation of Building Geometry for the NASA Ames Sustainability Base BIM

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Title: Transforming BIM to BEM: Generation of Building Geometry for the NASA Ames Sustainability Base BIM
Authors: O'Donnell, James T.
Maile, Tobias
Rose, Cody
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4706
Date: Jan-2013
Abstract: Typical processes of whole Building Energy simulation Model (BEM) generation are subjective, labor intensive, time intensive and error prone. Essentially, these typical processes reproduce already existing data, i.e. building models already created by the architect. Accordingly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a semi-automated process that enables reproducible conversions of Building Information Model (BIM) representations of building geometry into a format required by building energy modeling (BEM) tools. This is a generic process that may be applied to all building energy modeling tools but to date has only been used for EnergyPlus.
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: Simulation Research Group
Copyright (published version): 2013 Simulation Research Group, US Dept. of Energy
Keywords: NASA
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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