Posts tagged "LCA"
Calculate Whole Building LCA and Health Impacts of a Rhino Model

Calculate Whole Building LCA and Health Impacts of a Rhino Model

I love this approach to LCA, simple and accessible … I am looking forward seeing this come to Revit based on the material takeoff schedule? Here are two statistics to chew on: 1. In the U.S., buildings account for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, 30% of raw materials use, and 30% of waste output (136...
Flux, HBN, thinkstep and Google collaborate to launch the Quartz Database at VERGE 2015

Flux, HBN, thinkstep and Google collaborate to launch the Quartz Database at VERGE 2015

San Jose, Calif., Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 27.10.2015 – First collaborative, open data initiative to combine health and environmental impact data on building materials empowers AEC industry to achieve greater sustainability. Flux, a technology company founded to deliver collaboration tools for increasing efficiencies in building architecture and engineering, together with Google, a global tech company committed to creating...

Winning with Life-Cycle Assessment

[vimeo 120098325 w=610&h=340] This session will provide an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), related requirements for LEEDv4, and the Revit application Tally as a tool for analyzing and reporting LCA throughout design and construction. LCA is a relatively new process in building design and construction aimed at reducing a building’s impact on the environment, and...
Greenbuild Session D10 - Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

Greenbuild Session D10 – Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

A big change in LEED rewards designers who use life cycle assessment (LCA) to verifiably reduce the environmental impact of buildings. Three points are available and they’re easier to achieve than they look. The new credit is Option 4 of the “Building life-cycle impact reduction” credit, part of the big leap forward in the LEED...
Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Greenbuild 2014 Session

Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Greenbuild 2014 Session

Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design – Greenbuild 2014 session by Jonathan Rowe (Autodesk), Roderick Bates and Ryan Welch (KieranTimberlake)
Tortuga - a Global Warming Potential Evaluator for Grasshopper

Tortuga – a Global Warming Potential Evaluator for Grasshopper

Tortuga evaluates the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of your model. It provides a material editor which applies materials from the Ökobau.dat database to Grasshopper geometries. The database contains a huge variety of construction materials and processes including lifecycle and GWP data. Tortuga will display calculated GWP values and colorize the geometry accordingly. It provides a...
Athena Impact Estimator Updated to Version 5.0 Build 01

Athena Impact Estimator Updated to Version 5.0 Build 01

The new build contains several updates and bug fixes, including updated material algorithms for wide flange section beam materials, and lifespan increases for all metal roof cladding materials from 45 years to 60 years. Download the latest version of the Impact Estimator for Buildings here. Find more detail on this release here.
Life-Cycle Assessment with Revit and Tally for the Atlanta Falcons Stadium

Life-Cycle Assessment with Revit and Tally for the Atlanta Falcons Stadium

This is an interesting Autodesk University Class on life-cycle assessment via a BIM model from AU 2014 that went live a little while ago: AB6581: Flying High with Revit and Tally: Lifecycle Assessment for the Atlanta Falcons Stadium The new Atlanta Falcons stadium is a large, complex project that strives to push sustainability forward in...
Life-Cycle Assessment for Revit - Tally Now Available as Commercial Application

Life-Cycle Assessment for Revit – Tally Now Available as Commercial Application

The beta period for Tally ended on March 1st. Tally is now commercially available on Autodesk Exchange, as well as on choosetally.com. New enhancements and features have been released in the commercial version: Tally data can now be added to a Revit template file, allowing users to redefine information for commonly-used Revit families across projects....
Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Tool for Revit - Video Tutorials

Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Tool for Revit – Video Tutorials

Tally was introduced a couple of weeks ago a Revit integrated Life-Cycle Assessment tool. Read the basics in my previous post ‘Architecture Firm KieranTimberlake Unveils Life-Cycle Assessment Tool for Revit‘ The videos below give you some detailed instructuions on how to go about using this tool in the Revit BIM environment: Project Tally Intro Project...
Architecture Firm KieranTimberlake Unveils  Life-Cycle Assessment Tool for Revit

Architecture Firm KieranTimberlake Unveils Life-Cycle Assessment Tool for Revit

The Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake announced a couple of days ago the release of Tally, a new software application that allows designers to measure the environmental impact of building materials directly in a Revit model. The application provides Life Cycle Assessment on demand, backed by the rigor and credibility of GaBi data from PE INTERNATIONAL,...

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings Now Free of Charge

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and its software partner Morrison Hershfield are pleased to announce a major change to the distribution of the acclaimed whole building life cycle assessment (LCA)-based software tool, the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings. The Impact Estimator (IE) is now available for free download from calculatelca.com. The decision to offer the...