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Technology Adoption: Building IT

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Even though energy efficiency provides obvious benefits to new or retrofitted buildings and is widely seen as an appropriate approach to handle the increasing energy and the environment problems, the process of getting there is prohibitively complex and full adoption of energy efficiency in new buildings has been low. While the individual level of energy-efficient aspects like appliances and materials are progressing, the aggregate level of integrating these individual pieces to maximize the energy efficiency potential (Green BIM in particular) seems lagging. This chapter then aims to investigate major factors and introduce the use of Agile project management concept to enhance Green BIM adoption while ultimately increasing energy efficiency in new or retrofitted buildings.


  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Energy-efficiency Aspects
  • Design-build Process
  • Total Lifecycle Cost
  • Industry-wide Adoption

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Appendix A: Green BIM Article Data

Appendix A: Green BIM Article Data

In order to understand the future and adoption of Green BIM, an article search was conducted using data that is available on the Internet. The search engine that was used to data mine the information was Google Scholar. Through Google Scholar, data was collected using the following search criteria (Table A.1):

Table 4 Table A.1 Article search criteria

For each of the above searches the years that were analyzed were from year 1996 to 2010. For each of the samples the issue date was changed for both the Start and End values to represent the year of interest. For each of the samples, the number of articles available was recorded in the responding data set.

To determine the Y-intercept of the data, start date was removed and the search year was changed to 1995. This procedure output the total articles that were available before the specified search window. The only search term that this technique was relevant for was, Building Efficiency, because all of the other terms and ideas were created during the specified time frame.

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Alawini, A., Tanatanmatorn, N., Tucker, D., Tucker, K., Daim, T. (2013). Technology Adoption: Building IT. In: Daim, T., Oliver, T., Kim, J. (eds) Research and Technology Management in the Electricity Industry. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, London.

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