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    LCA and calculating embodied carbon

    This topic has been gaining more and more traction for the past few years (maybe longer). Can we create/dedicate a new section of RFO for life cycle analysis and sustainability (similar to Dynamo BIM)? There are many tools and Revit add-ins now available to help automate the process of calculating embodied carbon. Here are some of the more prevalent ones I've discovered during my research:

    1. OneClickLCA
    2. Tally
    3. EC3 (https://www.buildingtransparency.org/en/)
    4. Beacon
    5. ECOM


    A new section of RFO dedicated to LCA and sustainability would be a great way to share knowledge, collaborate, and discuss workflows as it pertains to the reduction of embodied carbon emissions in construction.

    Lets join the movement…

    https://seisustainability.org/
    https://se2050.org/
    http://carbonleadershipforum.org/
    https://www.buildingtransparency.org/en/
    https://architecture2030.org/
    Tony Perez @Twitter
    Senior Structural Designer
    Tesla Gigafactory - Austin

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    +1
    I wonder why nobody else is interested in this. Is there any good quality forum on this topic somewhere else?

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      #3
      Carbon Leadership Forum
      https://community.carbonleadershipforum.org/

      Also, at AU 2021:
      How to create embodied carbon reduction strategies using BIM & LCA (BES500057)
      Designing Low-Impact Infrastructures: Carbon Footprint and Safety Uses Cases (CI500018)
      Mass Timber & Decarbonization: A Case Study in Collaborative Modular Design (BLD500037)
      Uncovering Sustainability Outcomes in the Context of AEC Industry Maturity (AS500033)
      Structural Engineering Workflows for Interoperability and Lifecycle Analysis (BES500065)
      Tony Perez @Twitter
      Senior Structural Designer
      Tesla Gigafactory - Austin

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        #4
        Originally posted by Knitro87 View Post
        Carbon Leadership Forum
        https://community.carbonleadershipforum.org/

        Also, at AU 2021:
        Thanks a lot! A year has passed since your OP. Which workflow did you find suits you best? Tally+EC3, or something else? And for the energy analysis, it seems that most people hire external specialist?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Hirvio View Post

          Thanks a lot! A year has passed since your OP. Which workflow did you find suits you best? Tally+EC3, or something else? And for the energy analysis, it seems that most people hire external specialist?

          Yes, Tally+EC3 to compare structural systems, materials, concrete mixes, etc. My involvement was only during design. Procurement, transport, and construction was not considered in our effort to provide a structural solution for reducing embodied carbon.
          Tony Perez @Twitter
          Senior Structural Designer
          Tesla Gigafactory - Austin

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