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dc.contributor.authorLassen, Ann Karina
dc.contributor.authorMerschbrock, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-20T15:45:10Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-09T08:21:46Z
dc.date.available2019-02-20T15:45:10Z
dc.date.available2019-07-09T08:21:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationLassen AK, Merschbrock C: Investigating ‘Green BIM’ in a Norwegian construction project: an institutional theory perspective. In: Mahdjoubi, Breibba, Laing R. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, 2015. WIT Press p. 519-530en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84564-914-2
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/7256
dc.description.abstractBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) is catching on as the preferred tool in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. However, the models are seldom used for simulations such as energy calculations and environmental impact assessments. Yet we know that the AEC industry accounts for a large share of the world’s environmental impacts. When BIM facilitates environmental sustainability in the built environment, it can be called ‘Green BIM’. The research question explored in this article is ‘To which degree is ‘Green BIM’ institutionalized in Norwegian construction projects, and how can this process be improved?’ In order to understand why ‘Green BIM’ is slow to catch on, the authors used institutional theory as a lens to observe the regulative, normative and cultural-cognitive pressures present. Based on a case study conducted in a Norwegian construction project it is conceptualized how current regulations, incentives and perceptions all impact ‘Green BIM’. The analysis is supported by interviews and documents. The case project was a highly profiled renovation project in the Oslo area – an office building which became not only a BREEAM-NOR Outstanding building and a building which produces more energy than it consumes, but also one with zero emissions over its lifetime. Furthermore, it was modeled in BIM. Our findings show that ‘Green BIM’ was, for varying reasons, only practiced in a few instances. This study assists in understanding how cultural-cognitive, normative and eventually regulative factors can speed up the implementation of sustainable building design with the help of BIM.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWIT Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations;Vol 149
dc.subjectGreen BIMen
dc.subjectSustainable constructionen
dc.subjectEnvironmental assessmentsen
dc.subjectImplementationen
dc.subjectInstitutional theoryen
dc.titleInvestigating ‘Green BIM’ in a Norwegian construction project: an institutional theory perspectiveen
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dc.typePeer revieweden
dc.date.updated2019-02-20T15:45:10Z
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150421
dc.identifier.cristinID1331125
dc.source.isbn978-1-84564-914-2
dc.source.issn1743-3509


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