RINNO BIM (Building Information Modeling)

RINNO will develop a prototype that enables pulling data from sensors into a central BIM (Building Information Model) that can be used to provide meaningful and actionable advice to owners, managers and occupants of buildings. Sensors will be used to detect different characteristics of a building such as air quality and lighting levels and feed these back to a modelling tool which will provide recommendations to tenants and building managers to optimise energy efficiency and to improve the overall comfort for the occupants.

While operational energy calculations are currently well supported by BIM technologies and data libraries, this is not the case with embodied energy data, with very little data currently available to support early design stage decisions. RINNO aims to address this with a BIM tool that informs designers about the impact of their decisions on carbon emissions throughout the building life-cycle.

Expected benefits: RINNO’s BIM tools work in real-time to inform designers about the impact of their design choice, and enable them to select zero-carbon and low-impact alternatives. Smart Connected Building tools will allow the monitoring of building performance upon completion to provide feedback for improved carbon friendly planning at the design stage.

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