The integration of sustainability requires a paradigm shift in the lifecycle of buildings. By using the BIM method, aspects of sustainable construction can be increasingly integrated into processes and workflows. Information is captured consistently and in a structured way across the lifecycle and made available to all stakeholders.
This Essential presents the current status quo of possible applications of the BIM method in sustainable construction. The aim is to promote a fusion of BIM and sustainability by highlighting essential requirements for BIM processes and models, workflows and their added value.