Green2.0 : enabling complex interactions between buildings and people


Papagelis, M., Krijnen, T.F., Elshenawy, M., Konomi, T., Fang, R. & El-Diraby, T. (2016). Green2.0 : enabling complex interactions between buildings and people. CSCW '16 Companion Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion, 26 February - 2 March 2016, San Francisco, California (pp. 77-80). New York: ACM. In Scopus Cited 2 times.

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Professionals and researchers of the Architectural, Engi-neering & Construction (AEC) industry are challenged by the increasing complexity of designing, constructing and op-erating a building. This typically requires close cooperation of actors having different backgrounds and interests. Tra-ditionally, this cooperation happens in an ad-hoc way and information exchange occurs through conventional general-purpose communication channels, such as paper or email. This communication and collaboration process can be inad-equate and inef�cient, as it makes room for many different interpretations, mistakes and errors and can eventually lead to schedule and cost alterations. We present Green2.0, a system that tries to leverage advancements in building in-formation modeling to facilitate the collaboration process. The system integrates energy-ef�ciency simulation tools, and methods for online social network analysis to enable a data-driven approach to building design, construction and operation. By sharing all information online, all project ac-tors can access relevant information when they need so that everyone can work ef�cient together. The system aims to advance the current state of the art by bringing about a fundamental shift in the way that AEC professionals work together throughout a building’s lifecycle.