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Session 19 Paper 3, University College London, 16-17 April 2015

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Despite the advances in sustainability rating systems, and the introduction of Soft Landings (SL) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), little is known about the true environmental impact of buildings over their full lifecycle. There is growing attention in the full lifecycle assessment of buildings, including embodied, operational and decommissioning impacts, and an increased interest in rating systems and associated methodologies. As yet, however, these systems are largely unconnected. This paper presents the early findings of a funded project to investigate the sustainable efficacy of BIM, SL and sustainability indicators, used concurrently to deliver commercial buildings.