Green & Design - March/April 2009 - (Page 48)

green+technology leading LEED BIM to take LEED to the next level By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett Imagine a highly sophisticated building integrated modeling (BIM) software capable of calculating real-time energy and water use levels, for example, and USGBC LEED points based upon evolving design decisions, as they’re made. This “dashboard concept” is the centerpiece of a joint partnership between the USGBC and Autodesk. Essentially, Autodesk’s Phil Bernstein, FAIA, LEED AP, vice president of AEC industry strategy and relations, explains the concept as a “platform that allows you to predict the behavior of your building before you construct it, via a convergence of modeling, analysis, and sustainable validation into an improved design process.” With the USGBC revamping LEED into a more intelligent system, more capable of assessing the environ- A screen capture of the USGBC and Autodesk’s vision of a BIM-enabled next-generation version of LEED depicts a daylighting consultant sketching sun-shading devices to block out solar gain directly onto the building model. The software then responds, in real time, calculating increased daylighting levels and LEED energy and daylighting credits. 48 | March/April 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - March/April 2009

Green & Design - March/April 2009
Beyond Fad
Book Review
Generation Green
Green Flags
LEED for Retail
Hola, la Ciudad
Eco-Mountain High
Beautiful Vision
A Better Bean
Under the Influence
Extreme Environmentalist
Leading LEED
To LEED or Not to LEED?
Products: Designer’s Picks
The Many Shades of Green
Ad Index

Green & Design - March/April 2009