Is there a 5th dimension when it comes to green building design, construction and operation? Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses sophisticated software to project how a building functions and not just how it looks. From 3D to 4D or time and 5D or cost, BIM enables designers and project teams to model various building elements, components, and configurations to achieve optimal energy usage and green building functionality. Many believe BIM will become standard practice for building green at some point in the future. It produces the greatest advantages when the entire project team is involved at the design phase by enabling team members to assess inputs and outputs as modeling intelligence grows with each modeling iteration. BIM can also be used to monitor and assess building operations once occupied. This course looks at how BIM is being utilized by the design, construction, and operations professionals to embrace sustainability. The course also looks at BIM case studies in which modeling software and strategies have been used in real world projects.