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Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Energy Efficiency Awareness in Gulf Countries

EasyChair Preprint no. 9980

8 pagesDate: April 20, 2023


Energy efficiency in the built environment has been adopted through several initiatives depending on the context of implementation; this paper further assesses Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a toolkit designed to tackle energy-related concerns in buildings. The paper leverages cases of the gulf countries – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE, in which contents related to its energy efficiency programs were assessed to determine the level of adoption of BIM in reducing carbon emission rate. This case study design was qualitatively approached in which literature and authoritative contents were reviewed to ascertain the region’s adoption of the technology as a body (GCC) and independently as a country (member states). It was further identified that only Saudi Arabia and the UAE have BIM tied to their energy efficiency programs, unlike other member states that have energy efficiency programs with little or no trace of BIM. The GCC management committee is therefore saddled with the responsibility of increasing regional carbon emissions through a uniform approach of increasing awareness and providing legislative and technical support in the implementation of BIM. The employment of BIM for sustainability will deliver energy savings via the blend of precise energy monitoring, instantaneous choice support systems, actuators, and identification of consumption forms.

Keyphrases: Awareness, Building Information Modelling, Carbon Rates, energy efficiency, Gulf Cooperation Council, Gulf Countries

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Ali Alhamami and Mohammed Awad Abuhussain and Yakubu Aminu Dodo},
  title = {Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Energy Efficiency Awareness in Gulf Countries},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9980},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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