Recently the 'Design for the Environment' (DfE) concept that has been applied by construction products manufacturers as one of their main efforts to improve their products in order to achieve minimal product life cycle environmental impact.
Considering the worldwide impact of the "New Natural" movement in all aspects of our society, it can surely be said that manufacturers adopting the 'Design from the Environment' strategy are right on track to meet the increasing market demand for green products. However, how does the sustainability agenda fit in with the collaborative data-based process of BIM?
coBuilder's project “Green Construction products into BIM” funded through the “Green Industry Innovation” programme under the Norway Grants assistance is aimed at defining
essential parameters of sustainable construction within the BIM process. The following video, will outline the high-level rationale for developing a BIM tool for searching and selecting products that meet any set of environmental requirements that are relevant within any building or infrastructure project in Europe.
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