Sustainability In MEP Design – Key Issues You Should Know
Nowadays, doing the correct thing is not a new topic in the construction industry. As a result, incorporating sustainability in MEP design is a hot concept/topic that needs full implementation.
Besides this, eco-friendly MEP systems have several outstanding benefits both to the environment and the pocket. Also, design technology has recorded rapid growth, making sustainability in MEP design a profitable and reliable consideration.
This post will cover the key issues you should know while incorporating sustainability in MEP design.
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Roles Of BIM Figures In Sustainable MEP Design
BIM remains among the prime examples of MEP technologies that propel the building sector towards a highly sustainable future. It prepares the world for new energy standards or gas-free constructions.
Generally, using BIM models in sustainable MEP design help to ensure that:
- 3D models give enough pieces of information to the project stakeholders during the construction’s life cycle
- Project stakeholders can simulate/visualize green design initiatives and structures accurately and with less hassle
- Green designs can reflect correctly new energy standards or gas-free constructions
- Completed green designs can implement strict and latest sustainable construction requirements
- Project stakeholders can collect green improvement insights on sustainability initiatives
- Top building energy consumers are quickly positioned in 3D models that represent actual energy consumption, like peak energy consumption periods, top electricity users, HVAC inefficiencies, and more.
Any MEP contractor will stand in a better position to make sustainability one of the value-added assets if they implement BIM technology. MEP contractors will find it easy to collect environmental data and reflect it as one of the built 3D models if they equip BIM technology using the appropriate analytics engine and sensors.
Modern Methods That Drive MEP System Sustainability
HVAC systems reduce waste and improve energy efficiency by adjusting settings in real-time and automatically. These MEP systems rely on IoT data to predict weather conditions and change air conditioner settings accordingly.
Ventilation And Heat Recovery
The correct ventilation systems can have significant impacts on construction sustainability. Also, note that sustainable HVAC systems enable efficient airflow and minimal heat loss.
Smart Units And Sensors
Smart/innovative units and sensors can help a lot in monitoring and controlling energy consumption. Also, building owners can measure, monitor, and maintain/control construction energy consumption by managing heating systems or cooling systems attached to their tablets/smartphones.
Solar collectors (like solar panels) installed in constructions with thermostats and boilers promote a more efficient solar collection and enhance the benefits of solar-thermal systems as MEP assets.
More Efficient Heat Pumps
Highly efficient heat pumps promote saving costs and proffer environmental versatility. Besides this, highly efficient heat pumps feature an unparalleled performance coefficient, enhancing reduced waste and increased yield.
Nowadays, renewable power is a viable choice because of technological advancements in solar collection and energy optimization.
Sustainability As A Value-Added MEP Asset
Sustainable commercial buildings can save a lot of operating expenses spent by the client and on the environment. To achieve this goal, facility managers and building owners need to construct durable buildings using renewable resources and eco-friendly materials.
MEP design technological advancement is an excellent example of how sustainability is a value-added choice. With this technological advancement, designers have found an easy way to minimize carbon footmarks in various projects. Also, this technology plays a vital role in increasing profitability and protecting the environment.
Any construction firm offering MEP services can stand out from its competitors if it reduces the environmental impacts and resource costs. Besides this, construction firms can enhance the health of building occupants if they understand the crucial role of sustainability in MEP systems and building design.
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