This class presents 3 unique case studies that show how forward-thinking building owners are taking advantage of a retro-BIM workflow to capture a wide range of information about their existing facilities that they can use to make them more sustainable. To demonstrate this process across different scales and types of projects, we will discuss the 6,000,000-square-foot BIM Implementation Project at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Chinatown Community Development Center’s 1204 Mason St. Facility (a 20,000-square-foot building consisting of low-income housing and small commercial business spaces). Finally, we will explore an energy-driven retrofit on Autodesk corporate headquarters in San Rafael, CA by the newly formed Autodesk Business Integration & Sustainability Initiative Group. The goal of this first project by the group is to test the recently developed energy optimization workflows and define a protocol for energy consumption reductions that will scale to the Autodesk global real estate portfolio.
- Use calibrated rapid energy models and detailed energy models to understand how buildings consume energy
- Compare simulated energy use results from Autodesk® Green Building Studio® to utility bills to identify potential energy-efficient measures
- Implement best practices and workflows for a retro-BIM initiative
- Select the best methodology for capturing existing building geometry, such as 3D laser scanning