Climate change has been a large topic of conversation in recent years. News sites have been reporting about the ice caps melting and polar bears suffering, the weather has gotten increasingly hotter in the warmer climate areas, and so on.
Hannah Solomon | October 19, 2018
According to Nasa, “Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities…The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century.” In the next 10 years, it is expected that the earth will reach an irreparable state of damage that we won’t be able to fix. Consequently, it is our duty to try to repair the damage now.
Where does green building come into play?
Green building is a process that utilizes the best strategies to reduce building effects on the environment and being as resourceful as possible. Some examples are making use of local materials and placing solar panels above buildings and houses to lower the usage of electrical lighting.
A great way to transfer over to green building would be to use BIM (Building Information Modeling). Multiple construction companies are turning to BIM, which is a software that engineers and architects can use to develop designs digitally, this includes the materials, costs, the structure, and more. Not only does this software save time, it also allows the engineers to scope out the best methods to build the project, while being resourcefully efficient. A BIM model tracks the functioning of the building, not the appearance. Therefore, BIM software can inspect all the ins and outs of the building. It provides a clear picture of how the materials will be used – how this relates to costs, and reduces the amount of energy is sourcing is needed for each project.
As the years progress, it’s beneficial to make the switch to Building Information Modeling to practice utilizing resources, while saving time in the process. Essentially, it’s a win-win!
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Earth Science Communications Team, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “How climate is changing.” https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/. Accessed 19 October 2018.
Fehrenbacher, Jill. “How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Helps Buildings Go Green.” https://inhabitat.com/building-information-modeling/. Accessed 19 October 2018.