With buildings consuming 76 percent of all electricity produced by power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy’s “2030 Builders Challenge” calls for all new construction to reduce energy by 50% in 2010 and become carbon neutral by 2030. Architects, design engineers, and building owners are increasingly opting to use BIM and energy analysis to enable buildings to capture passive thermal heat from the sun or use specific building materials to better regulate inside temperatures. These steps significantly reduce a structure’s energy demand and so reduce building operating costs and environmental concerns.
“We have always performed energy analysis, but the use of a BIM model drastically cuts the time required to complete the process. A BIM model quickly connects complex systems together, allowing for more precise analysis of design options for optimal energy savings,” says Bob Rayes, director of Advanced Resources for SHW Group, an Avatech client.
Beau Turner, director of business development for Avatech Building Solutions Group, states “In the face of volatile energy costs and environmentally focused government regulations, sustainable buildings are becoming the norm. More firms are turning to Avatech’s professional services team to implement the latest technologies to create truly sustainable buildings.”
“The long-term implications associated with the downturn in the economy makes going green sensible for our customers,” says George Davis, president and CEO, Avatech Solutions. “If done correctly, financial savings from green architecture and construction are realized throughout the building process, as well as the lifetime of the building. In addition to the environmental and building performance benefits, these processes improve the bottom line performance of leading design and construction firms across the country by reducing costs and driving greater efficiencies.”
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