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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Interoperability between BIM and building energy modelling – a case study

Francesco Asdrubali 1, Manuel Manzo 2, Gianluca Grazieschi 3
1 University of Roma Tre, Italy
2 University of Roma Tre, Italy
3 University of Roma Tre, Italy

Abstract: As Building Energy Modelling (BIM) is spreading in recent years, some interoperability issues between BIM and dynamic Building Energy Modelling (BEM) are raising. This study performs an investigation considering as a case study two terraced buildings located in Rome. During their early design stage, the tools used for modelling were Revit (BIM platform) and Design Builder (Energy Plus engine). The main difficulties and limitations found in the interface between the two programs are discussed. Some suggestions are proposed in order to improve the interoperability between BIM and BEM models.
Keywords: BIM, BEM, energy, modelling, interoperability
Pages: 2063 - 2069