Calculate LCA with new Revit plug-in

Calculate LCA with new Revit plug-in

“With demand for whole-building life-cycle assessment (LCA) increasing, a partnership of architects, LCA experts, and software developers has worked to release Tally—a new tool that allows designers to track environmental impacts in real time while creating models in the popular building information modeling (BIM) software Revit. Created by KieranTimberlake, PE International, and Autodesk (developer of Revit), the tool is currently being offered as a free public beta release.”

4 ways LEED v4 will change business

4 ways LEED v4 will change business

“Figuring out how to best implement more holistic sustainability reporting is a work in progress, but we see life cycle assessment, chemical hazard assessment and supply chain transparency as part of the new normal for manufacturers in every sector.

The final question for companies everywhere remains: Will you contribute proactively to making new tools such as LEED v4 work for business, or will you simply react as these trends move into your sector?”  –By Mikhail Davis and Melissa Vernon

1. Harnessing the power of transparency

2. Using LCA as a product differentiator

3. Responsible sourcing of (all) raw materials

4. Hazard-based ingredients reporting