Integration Of Leed Indoor Environmental Quality Credits Into Bim Software

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Integration of LEED Indoor Environmental Quality Credits into BIM Software to Design Educational Buildings with Enhanced Quality Indoor Environment A Proposal by Kanishk Sharma Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Chair of Committee, John Nichols Committee Members, Lesley Feigenbaum Kevin Glowacki Head of Department, Joe Horlen May 2015 Major Subject: Construction Management Copyright 2015 Kanishk Sharma ABSTRACT A poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in educational buildings can have a significant negative impact on the performance and comfort of the building occupants and given the fact that a large population spends its time indoor in educational buildings, indoor environmental quality cannot be ignored. LEED IEQ credits established by United States Green Building Council (USGBC) provide a guideline through which quality of indoor environment can be improved. However, achievement and evaluation of LEED credits is a challenging task due to the complicated instructions for achieving each credit and involvement of tiresome documentation procedure. This study aims to make the evaluation of the LEED IEQ credits easier by developing a

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