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Innovation has become key to Germany’s Energiewende target

Buildings are slowly recognising the benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM), says Matthias Kasprowicz, Regional Managing Director, TROX

| | Mar 15, 2017 | 7:59 pm
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Germany has come a long way in creating an environment where even the private players are conscious about energy consumption and are voluntarily contributing to cut emissions and become more energy efficient. In the recent years, the country has been transitioning towards renewable energy, with investments in solar and wind energy on the rise.

Innovation is the mantra that the country has adopted, and going the ‘smart’ way is what it believes in. Explaining the trend of Building Information Modelling in the country, Matthias Kasprowicz, Regional Managing Director, TROX, says: “With BIM, buildings can be planned, built and managed with the aid of software. All the relevant building data is digitally recorded, combined and networked. This means that all the project partners are able to visualise the project, assess the design before it is actually implemented and draw on all current and relevant data directly and continuously. Interface and coordination problems can be illustrated right from the early stages of the project and then resolved. This saves considerable amounts of time, money and energy, and significantly improves scheduling, cost calculations and how the building is operated.”

As Germany aims to cut emissions by 25-30 million tonnes CO2 per year before 2020, HVACR companies and the government are scaling up measures to achieve this target.

Read more: Germany puts its hands up

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