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Building information modeling for energy retrofitting – A review


  • Sanhudo, Luís
  • Ramos, Nuno M.M.
  • Poças Martins, João
  • Almeida, Ricardo M.S.F.
  • Barreira, Eva
  • Simões, M. Lurdes
  • Cardoso, Vítor


Building Information Modeling (BIM), as a rising technology in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, has been applied to various research topics from project planning, structural design, facility management, among others. Furthermore, with the increasing demand for energy efficiency, the AEC industry requires an expeditious energy retrofit of the existing building stock to successfully achieve the 2020 Energy Strategy targets.

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  • Sanhudo, Luís & Ramos, Nuno M.M. & Poças Martins, João & Almeida, Ricardo M.S.F. & Barreira, Eva & Simões, M. Lurdes & Cardoso, Vítor, 2018. "Building information modeling for energy retrofitting – A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 249-260.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:89:y:2018:i:c:p:249-260
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.064

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