“Rocket” science applied to buildings : NASA BIM


Excerpted from the NASA Press Release:  NASA Partners with DOE to Construct ‘Greenest’ Federal Building

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA’s Ames Research Center and the Department of Energy (DOE), at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif. are collaborating on technologies and processes for what may be the “greenest,” highest-performing building in the federal government.
Originally developed for aerospace applications, NASA intelligent system software will be installed in the new building, called Sustainability Base, by Ames engineers. These NASA-developed control and Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM) technologies will be an integral part of the building. To help integrate these “smart system” technologies, the Building Technologies Department at Berkeley Lab developed a Building Information Model (BIM) to serve as the repository for the building’s systems information during its life cycle. Using data from the BIM, Berkeley Lab developed an energy-performance simulation model to optimize the building’s energy operations.

For more information about Sustainability Base, please visit:  http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/greenspace/sustainability-base.html
For more information about NASA Ames, visit:  http://www.nasa.gov/ames/
For more information about Integrated Building Solutions, Inc., please visit:   http://www.ibs-cal.com/
For more information about LBNL’s Building Science program visit:  http://eetd.lbl.gov

 

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