Integrating SB assessment and benchmarking with BIMs - SuPerBuildings

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This article is about the assessment and benchmarking of SuPerBuildings projects, a special focus is placed on the needs, levels and the potential of integrating the SuPerBuildings assessments with BIMs (Building Informations Model). A comparison is made with BIMs in order to evaluate the different criteria used as indicators. The document attached firstly recaps the environment of the study. Secondly, a detailed description of the indicators used is provided, with a focus towards the needs and expectations of stakeholders in sustainable buildings.


This document offers an analysis of the different kinds of information management systems and tools in order to effectively make use of the sustainable building assessment and benchmarking systems. The work focuses on the potential of integrating sustainable building assessment and benchmarking methods with Building Information Models. An evaluation of the software tools used in support of the sustainable assessment is also provided. It has been decided to evaluate the software tools with regards to their capacity to manipulate the different criteria taken into account to estimate the indicators selected and also to consider the “BIM capabilities” of these tools by measuring their capacity to import and export data to or from a BIM. Currently, most of the tools are able to retrieve technical information in order to perform calculations or edit reports. However, the result of this analysis shows that none of the chosen software solutions are sufficient to perform a Sustainable Analysis as defined in the scope of this project.

Target group/users

Stakeholders and Decision Makers

Integration to CESBA

Project and Funding programme

Name of project: SuPerBuildings

Funding programme: Seventh Framework Program

Publication date

September 23rd 2011

Regions of implementation:

Valid through most of Europe




Needs, levels and potentials of integrating SB assessment and benchmarking with BIMs (2011)