Development of a BIM-based Carbon Dioxide Emission Estimation System -Focus on an Apartment in Korea-

  • Lee, Yong-Ju (School of Architecture, Hanyang University) ;
  • Jun, Han-Jong (School of Architecture, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2016.10.11
  • Accepted : 2016.12.07
  • Published : 2016.12.30


Recently, a goal was set globally to reduce the Carbon Dioxide ($CO_2$) emission at national levels by 30 % in comparison to the Business As Usual (BAU) pursuant to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As construction industry accounts for as high as 40 % of the $CO_2$ emission by the entire industrial sector in Korea, efforts toward reducing emissions from the construction industry are essential. Buildings are mainly responsible for $CO_2$ emissions, and, to reduce the $CO_2$ emitted from the buildings, a fast and accurate calculation method is required to be introduced in the architectural design phase. If the standardized data based on Building Information Modelling (BIM) is utilized, $CO_2$ emissions can be calculated quickly and accurately during the design phase. However, it is difficult for the designers who lack the knowledge regarding $CO_2$ emissions to reduce and manage such emission during the planning and design phases of buildings by estimating the quantities of various materials and the corresponding $CO_2$ emissions. Accordingly, the objective of this study is to develop a BIM-based $CO_2$ emission estimation system for a rapid and objective analysis and verification of $CO_2$ emissions.


Carbon Dioxide Emission;Estimation System;Major Building Material;BIM Template;BIM Add-In


Supported by : Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Korean government


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