GREEN BIM FOR HOUSING IN HONG KONG AND MAINLAND CHINA
Jin-Yeu Tsou1, Chun-Hong Chan2, Xiang Li3
1) Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
2) Part-time lecturer, Center for Housing Innovations, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
3) Research Assistant, Center for Housing Innovations, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Abstract: The newest BIM technology provides a design, analysis and implementation platform for AEC industry to collaborate building lifecycle resources planing and management whereas Green Building defines the lean process and practice during design and implementation of building project, they compliment each other forming Green BIM to redefine a holistic approach to enhance building performance. Rapidly approaching of global warming wakes up the awareness of sustainable development, IPCC described in their recent study reports the global situation was going bad to worse, everyone would be suffered and need action to slow down the impact. Building industry, as one of the most contribution in energy consumption and carbon emission, is the major target to improve their process and product performance to minimize global warming impact. Recent research and study from different places will be studied to understand the current global trend of Green BIM, together with interviews for collect information to find out the present situation and predicting the future roadmap in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Early adoption of BIM technology in Hong Kong serves as an exchange hub sharing BIM experience with Mainland China and works interactively together in individual, organizational and institutional level in the area of housing design and implementation in order to enrich the green building ecosystem of both places. This paper presents a closer look on both Hong Kong and Mainland China to realize their interrelationship in the development of BIM and contrast their method and strategy in promoting BIM and green building environment.
Keywords: Green BIM, green building, BIM, sustainable development, BIM culture
Jin-Yeu Tsou, Chun-Hong Chan, Xiang Li. “GREEN BIM FOR HOUSING IN HONG KONG AND MAINLAND CHINA.” In Proceedings of International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI 2015), 42. Tokyo, Japan, 2015.