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LEED certification review in a Virtual Environment

O'Keeffe, S., Shiratuddin, M.F. and Fletcher, D. (2009) LEED certification review in a Virtual Environment. In: 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 5 - 6 November, Sydney, Australia

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The excessive use of energy, water, and regional materials are becoming a worldwide concern. This has led to councils around the world to develop standards and guidelines for review processes to help manage these global concerns and promote the design and development of sustainable built environment. These guidelines and standard review processes are used to reduce the depletion of natural resources, and to make the world healthier and more sustainable for future occupants. The authors propose a new and innovative way of managing and harvesting sustainable data for the purpose of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification review. Conventionally, changes to the LEED certification review are sometimes made to compensate for over expenditure of revenue, but these changes could not be analyzed early in the project life cycle. The authors is developing a 5D BIM model that allows the viewing and reviewing of LEED information in a VE (Virtual Environment), allows the analysis of cost to be interoperable with the BIM and the LEED certification review process, and also allows the analysis of how changes made over time affect the total cost of the LEED review.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Notes: In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality 2009, The University of Sydney, Australia, Nov 5-6, 2009.
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