A bill introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, "clearly has major implications for energy performance analysis, building information modeling (BIM) and laser scanning tools and services," Geoff Zeiss writes. The legislation would update model building energy codes and provide incentives for energy efficiency initiatives. Because BIM can be used to conduct an energy performance analysis, it will likely be a common tool in conducting such assessments, Zeiss asserts.
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