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Building Information Modeling for Energy Analysis

A simplified information modeling workflow to interoperate with energy modeling applications

This introductory course will provide you with an outlook on the landscape of information technology gaps between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Energy Modeling (BEM) while interfacing with Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The Trailloop educational program developed a roadmap to bridge the information divide using a data exchange framework. The information modeling workflow provides a robust integration to overcome data translation pitfalls and explores interoperability scenarios between applications.

We developed two approaches to address the BIM to energy modeling gap with our simple and detailed methods. Each application may serve you depending on the information quality input, but after significant feedback from our students and further development, we’ve identified an elegant blended approach which we will be launching this summer through our third online course. We invite you to join this introductory course where you’ll learn about our expanded vision for an integrated energy modeling workflow.


Your Instructor


Jean Carriere
Jean Carriere

President, and CEO of Trailloop. Jean works with architects and engineers to implement integrated workflows to increase productivity, precision and data quality. As an entrepreneur, he pioneered a data exchange framework for exchanging building information model data with energy modeling systems. His journey of discovery leads him to explore new frontiers of technology integration. He believes decentralized networks have the potential to help us understand and advise on technology infrastructure gaps.

He is a technical advisory board member for buildingSMART Canada, and he is on the board of directors for the Green Building Extensible Markup Language.


Frequently Asked Questions


How can I get started right away?
You can enroll in our online training courses and learn the fundamental modeling techniques. We can also schedule a full day of in-person or online training at your office.
We have BIM workflow, how does this fit in?
The modeling workflow can be integrated as part of the design process or used separately by the energy modeler. Energy-specific information is layered on top of elements such as walls and spaces which can be exchanged with the federated BIM project. For custom solutions, we provide consulting support for your project or organizational standards.
What can I do to help?
We’d love to hear your feedback on the information modeling workflow. The survey in the curriculum includes insight for our upcoming blended BIM to Energy workflow.

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