Early design optimisation have the highest impact on carbon saving potentials and lowest cost
Optimise early designs instantly. No material quantities needed.
Solve the biggest challenges when it comes to optimizing the carbon performance in early design stages. With Carbon Designer, you can quickly generate and compare different design options by using pre-defined building structures or materials.
Choose a ready-to-use typical building that is specific to your country and building type. These typical buildings give you shoebox quantities of materials needed. Adjust the shapes and sizes of the reference building and get instant carbon performance results. This is your baseline design.
You can choose regional building models for: Finland, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Ireland, the US and Canada, Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal) and generic European. Eastern European models are coming soon.
Apply a scenario to quickly change the entire structure of the building e.g. to wood, steel or concrete. Or change each building element, such as changing the floor slab to a concrete slab assembly with bubble deck. Or make your own construction assembly.
Compare different design scenarios and see immediate carbon saving results.
Generate baseline buildings per LEED and BREEAM NOR - NS3720 requirements
Use ready-to-use structures or create your own assemblies
Carbon Designer enables you to generate early design options quickly with its built-in scenarios and ready-to-use structures. You can also create organization-level private constructions to customize the tool to your specific needs.
Trusted by governments
Statsbygg, the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property, advises, owns, manages and develops government properties. Statsbygg owns all government properties, including all embassies, and invests some $650 million in construction annually. They use Carbon Designer to define baseline performance and to set a target for at least 30% reduction.
Finland, Finnish Association of Construction Product Industries
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get access to Carbon Designer?
Where is Carbon Designer available?
- United Kingdom (UK buildings, Part L 2016)
- Norwegian (reference building v2019.1)
- Southern Europe
- Northern United States (ASHRAE 90.1 zone 4 & 5)
- Southern United States (ASHRAE 90.1 zone 2 & 3)
- Canada (ASHRAE 90.1 zone 5 & 6)