Identification of BIM-Compatible Variables for Energy Optimization of Residential Buildings: A Delphi Study

Central Queensland University
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Conference Proceeding
AUBEA 2016 The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, 2016, pp. 281 - 291 (10)
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It is believed that drawing an applicable, relevant and coherent batch of variables is a fundamental tenet in the success of having an integrated BIM-based energy optimisation but in order to achieve a high level of usefulness, these variables need to be refined and prioritised. Thus, this paper is to investigate BIM compatible variables which are of top priorities for energy optimisation of residential buildings in the design stage. A sequential exploratory research was conducted to find out the most relevant and significant variables that have a high impact on the energy consumption of residential buildings. A pool including more than 30 variables was established and refined through running Delphi approach with energy and BIM experts to reach the final list of prioritized variables. Conducting a three-round Delphi enabled authors to obtain more meticulous results via a consensus agreement among the respondents on the top 13 variables through lenses of BIM compatibility, applicability to optimization and design stage.
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