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Albayyaa, H, Hagare, D and Saha, S (2021) Energy conservation assessment of traditional and modern houses in Sydney. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 613–23.

Bae, S, Martin, C S and Asojo, A O (2021) Higher education students’ indoor environmental quality satisfaction benchmark. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 679–94.

Chinazzo, G (2021) Investigating the indoor environmental quality of different workplaces through web-scraping and text-mining of Glassdoor reviews. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 695–713.

Miraj, P, Berawi, M A and Utami, S R (2021) Economic feasibility of green office building: combining life cycle cost analysis and cost–benefit evaluation. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 624–38.

Rodrigues, L, Tubelo, R, Vega Pasos, A, Gonçalves, J C S, Wood, C and Gillott, M (2021) Quantifying airtightness in Brazilian residential buildings with focus on its contribution to thermal comfort. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 639–60.

Sameer, H and Bringezu, S (2021) Building information modelling application of material, water, and climate footprint analysis. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 593–612.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Resource efficiency; sustainability; life cycle assessment (LCA); architectural design; material footprint;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2020.1864266
  • Abstract:
    Buildings are considered major drivers of resource use and climate change. This has initiated the development of design tools that could better reflect the environmental performance of buildings. This article describes the extension of building information modelling (BIM) through the development of the sustainable resource application (SURAP) that can be used to determine the material, water, and climate footprints of buildings at the design stage. The Python application programming interface (API) of openLCA software was used with the GaBi construction materials database for the preparation of footprint data. Footprints of construction materials were determined through life cycle assessments (LCA) on a cradle-to-gate basis, and the application was developed as a new tab in the Autodesk Revit software. The Revit API was used for data exchange between the Revit core system and the developed plug-in. The application prototype was tested for the design of a multifamily building. The results show that the developed tool can support building designers in quantifying and visualizing cradle-to-gate material, water, and the climate footprints of buildings within the BIM environment. The promotion of sustainability in the building industry and its current limitations are discussed.

Sharifi, S, Saman, W, Alemu, A and Boland, J (2021) A proposed long-term thermal comfort scale. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 661–78.