Aptitude provide Green Consultancy services for the built environment across the complete life cycle of property development.
We can support your organisation with our Green Consultancy services, adding value to the project team by providing innovative solutions with BIM and cost benefit analysis.
We have saved clients millions of dollars by providing high-quality client briefs, improving project scope definition and delivering projects with effective communication with all stakeholders.
Green Consultancy Services
Sustainable solutions in design, construction and operations using building information modeling technologies and project life cycle solutions.
Green Project Rating Systems
Web based systems to plan, track and monitor rating submittals.
- GREEN STAR
xD Sustainability Manager (xDSM) is a member of the xD Building Lifecycle Enterprise Suite, comprising a number of distinct products for each phase of the lifecycle, from requirements elicitation and management through concept design, detail design, construction and on into building operation and management and CREM.
One of our products, xD Requirement Manager (xDRM), is particularly suitable for managing the initial and ongoing project requirements that drive the project resolution on into facility management. Green building requirements, as formulated in green building rating systems such as Estidama, LEED or Green Star, may be viewed as a set of requirements with the addition of a points rating. We have recently applied and implemented xDRM as a Sustainability Management Framework, called xD Sustainability Manager, to the Estidama Pearl Green Building Rating System in Abu Dhabi. I have attached a brief document on this. The implementation to other rating systems, such as ARZ, is a relatively straightforward process of populating the database with the relevant green credits and points, and the relevant documentation, submittal forms and checklists in the document management library. This might be viewed akin to populating a spreadsheet with data.
xD Sustainability Manager is a purpose configured requirements manager for sustainable building requirements/ratings. Its features include:
- Central web based collaborative environment
- Change tracking and notification; integrated discussion board
- Integrated document library for knowledge management
- Credit points assessment
- Active linkage to BIM conceptual design models (xD Conceptualizer)
xDSM may be implemented either on client servers for use within the organization or located on a secure 3rd party server and provided as an SaaS model, perhaps in combination with other services offered. It is important to note that because it is based on our general xD Requirements Manager, it can also be used to manage concurrently all of the other requirements that are relevant for the project. It is also important to note that, by virtue of sharing common functionality with our Lifecycle Enterprise Suite, it can take advantage of our "integration adapter" to work with other enterprise solutions like ERP and HR systems.
xDSM is unique in the market as many of the other software systems utilized to help with managing green building ratings are essentially knowledge management systems, whereas our system actually manages the credit points and submissions, with ongoing transparency to all stakeholders. The ability to link to Building Information Models (BIM) and actively monitor the requirements that affect the conceptual design of the facility, or to link to a model used for facility management or corporate real estate management is definitely unique. In this latter capacity, we have a product, xD Facilitator, which can be used to link the sustainability management to existing FM systems and building management systems to monitor how well the real time operation of the building is meeting the sustainability KPI's. This provides a "full circle" solution, from definition of green building requirements all the way through to building operation.