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The BIM2LCA approach: An industry foundation classes (IFC)-based interface to integrate life cycle assessment in integral planning

Horn, R.; Ebertshäuser, S. 1; Di Bari, R.; Jorgji, O.; Traunspurger, R.; Both, P. von 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


An increasing degree of digitalization in construction planning offers significant potential for building life cycle assessment (LCA) to reduce access barriers, as well as the assessment effort itself. To realize the widespread application of LCA tools and their potential to effectively minimize life cycle impacts, an open approach is required that allows for flexible application of comprehensive LCA studies and early integration in planning processes. The authors present an approach for LCA integration in all phases of digital planning which aims at a DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen) certification based on the open Building Information Modeling (BIM) standard Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). The approach takes into account varying levels of development and resulting data availability during integral planning phases, as well as resulting LCA application contexts. It goes beyond existing strategies and allows one to consider both BIM and LCA software through a workflow based on a single data format. The assessment framework is operationalized through standardized interface development and technical realization following the information delivery manual (IDM) process standardized for IFC interfaces. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000123604
Veröffentlicht am 26.09.2020
DOI: 10.3390/su12166558
Zitationen: 20
Web of Science
Zitationen: 11
Zitationen: 17
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut Entwerfen und Bautechnik (IEB)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 13.08.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
KITopen-ID: 1000123604
Erschienen in Sustainability
Verlag MDPI
Band 12
Heft 16
Seiten Art. Nr.: 6558
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagwörter life cycle assessment (LCA), Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital building LCA, exchange requirements, model view definition (MVD), information delivery manual (IDM), sustainable building assessment, level of development (LOD), Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
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