Green Building, BIM, & Climate Change

Posted on 21 April 2021

​Climate change has been a prominent topic of conversation in recent years. News sites have reported about the ice caps melting, drastic weather and temperature changes, and so on.

According to NASA, “Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities…The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century.” In the next ten years, it is expected that Earth will reach an irreparable state of damage that we won’t be able to fix. Consequently, it is our duty to try to repair the damage now.

Where does green building come into play?

Green building is a process that utilizes the best strategies to reduce building effects on the environment. Utilizing local materials and placing solar panels above buildings, for example, would resourcefully lower electrical lighting usage.

A great way to transfer over to green building would be to use BIM (Building Information Modeling). Multiple construction companies are turning to BIM, software that engineers and architects can use to develop designs digitally. This includes the materials, costs, structure, and more. Not only does this software save time, but it also allows the engineers to scope out the best methods to build the project while being resourcefully efficient. A BIM model tracks the functioning of the building, not the appearance. Therefore, BIM software can inspect all the ins and outs of the building.

As the years progress, it’s beneficial to switch to Building Information Modeling to practice utilizing resources while saving time in the process. Essentially, it’s a win-win!

Get started with BIM Autodesk and start saving the Earth!


Earth Science Communications Team, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “How climate is changing.” Accessed 19 October 2018.

Fehrenbacher, Jill. “How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Helps Buildings Go Green.” Accessed 19 October 2018.

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