Building information modeling (BIM) is a new form of technology that helps the construction industry with planning and management. As renewable energy grows as a primary focus for buildings, BIM offers a key way to enforce that sustainability.

BIM aids construction project planning. It augments processes with 3D designs to facilitate better, more sustainable buildings. From solving conflicts to offering new opportunities, BIM assists in energy efficiency from start to finish. Here’s how:

1. Modeling

BIM’s central focus is modeling, designing and planning. When creating a building that focuses on renewable energy efficiency, contractors must account for the energy impacts each plan and model will have.

That way, experts see the different effects each design will have on its environment and surrounding community. They can then choose the most energy-efficient model.