Comlay, Julie and Tzortzopoulos, Patricia (2015) Building Information Modelling [BIM] for energy efficiency in housing refurbishments. In: EURO-ELECS 2015 - Latin American and European Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities, 21st - 23rd July 2015, Guimaraes, Portugal.

Building Information modelling offers potential process and delivery improvements throughout the lifecycle of built assets. However, there is limited research in the use of BIM for energy efficiency in housing refurbishments. The UK has over 300,000 solid wall homes with very poor energy efficiency. A BIM based solution for the retrofit of solid wall housing using lean and collaborative improvement techniques will offer a cost effective, comprehensive solution that is less disruptive, reduces waste and increases accuracy, leading to high quality outcomes. The aim of this research is to develop a BIM based protocol supporting development of 'what if' scenarios in housing retrofits for high efficiency thermal improvements, aiming to reduce costs and disruption for users. The paper presents a literature review on the topic and discusses the research method for the research project (S-IMPLER).

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