Sustainable, or green design, are buzzwords of contemporary architecture. For reasons that vary from meeting energy codes, managing increasing fuel costs, reducing waste, expression of personal values, or the desire for self-sufficiency, more people are thinking green. How can Building Information Modeling (BIM) help to design better “green buildings”?

Matthew W. Brewster, founder of AEC software consulting firm BIMiDEAS. Matthew is one of the top ArchiCAD consultants in the United States and his experience in the Pacific Northwest has informed his understanding of BIM and sustainable design in a challenging region of the United States.

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