The construction industry is just beginning to tap the full potential of BIM to achieve their green objectives, the study finds. Only 17% of green BIM practioners are currently realizing more than 50% of BIM's potential for their green goals, but a sharp increase in green BIM is expected in the near future, says a news release from McGraw Hill Construction.
The report captures perspectives on the future of Green BIM from a wide range of experts, as well as case studies that demonstrate Green BIM's contributions to achieving sustainable outcomes. According to the report, as green building becomes a larger share of construction, the benefits provided by BIM will also be more widely recognized, and the use of BIM as a whole will increase.
"Green and BIM have been the two most dynamic trends in our industry," said Steve Jones, who leads McGraw-Hill Construction's BIM initiatives. "Although they have been growing independently, it was inevitable that they would converge because the analysis and simulation capabilities of modeling are such a natural fit with the objectives of green building. This report establishes a baseline for the state of that evolution and points the way towards further exciting developments."