Compliance of Software in Thermal Load Calculations in Buildings: The Case of BIM and HAP Software

  • Melike Özdemir
  • Salih OfluogluEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1188)


Compliance of software is an important research issue as increasingly more digital applications are introduced in the area of thermal load calculations and energy analyses. Building Information Modeling (BIM), a relatively recent software technology in the line of such, is gaining more acceptance in energy and other sustainability-related analyses in AEC fields. This study assesses the suitability of BIM software in heating and cooling load calculations in buildings, using a sample building project in which thermal loads were calculated in both BIM software (Autodesk Revit) and industry-based MEP software (Carrier HAP). The results obtained in both software platforms were compared.


Heating and cooling loads BIM Revit HAP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsMimar Sinan Fine Art UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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