IFC and PMO for estimating building environmental effects

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    This paper describes a software prototype that was developed for estimating building environmental effects. The software uses generic building information represented using IFC standard together with product specific environmental profiles represented in Product Modelling Ontology (PMO). By combining these information sources, the software makes estimates of the environmental effects of the building - such as carbon dioxide emissions during the building life cycle - by combining the effects of the different building elements. This kind of estimation enables designers to compare and choose environmentally friendly solutions and thus reduce environmental effects of buildings. The implementation used open simulation platform Simantics as information modelling and storage platform. The results show that open modelling platform could be used to implement even more complex simulation and assessment tasks than environmental effects estimation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-0-85358-244-1
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, ICE 2008 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008


    Conference14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, ICE 2008
    Abbreviated titleICE 2008


    • BIM
    • building environmental effects
    • IFC
    • PMO


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