No projects are free from issues. However, the impact of such issues on the project can be minimized if appropriate countermeasures are implemented.
Throughout its experience, GBF already experienced a vast range of project issues and developed, jointly with several research institutes, specific guidelines to prevent them and optimize the whole green-building development process. These guidelines, jointly with the implementation of the Lean-method and IT-based technologies, merged together into the GBF Method. It is, in short words, a specific and well-defined approach that tackles the development of a sustainable project from a global perspective, bringing together all the main aspects of design, management and constructability through the implementation of the different engineering tools currently available. The main idea is to promote a sort of Integrated Project Delivery process (IPD) where all subjects involved are aware of each other’s need and duties and work together for a common goal.
The efficiency of the approach developed by GBF has been tested and proven throughout several case-studies with the collaboration of research institutes in Europe, Brazil and USA.
Evidence shows that the implementation of the GBF method could lead to the following results:
* The numbers reported above are average results proceeding from different case-study analysis and research. Some of them had already been published and are available to the public:
"Improving Green Building Project Management Processes through the Lean Approach"
"Optimization of Green Building Design Processes: Case Studies within the European Union"
“The integration of green-building tasks and project-design process. - Case-study comparison.”
http://ensus2018.paginas.ufsc.br/files/2017/08/ANAIS-ENSUS-2018-Volume-IV.pdf - (Pg. 82)
“Optimizing green-building project delivery: comparative analysis of Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build delivery methods using case studies.”