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It’s time to focus on the embodied carbon of structures
Structural elements are responsible for around 70% of a building’s total embodied carbon, making cutting the carbon of structural design critical in the race to zero. However, calculating embodied carbon is a relatively new concept for many structural experts – whether engineers, fabricators, detailers or contractors and builders.
Managing carbon performance is becoming as important as managing cost.
Until recently, only a few contracts or tenders have specified embodied carbon limits, but that is about to change. Government bodies and cities across Europe and North America are starting to introduce regulations that mandate embodied (or whole life) carbon declaration and limits for buildings and infrastructure projects. See list of current and coming regulations here.
Turn constructible BIM data into accurate embodied carbon results
Combining constructible data from Trimble’s Tekla software with One Click LCA and its extensive Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) database allows the carbon emissions of every nut, bolt or rebar in a design to be calculated.
Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Structures, Trimble Connect
- Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect cover the whole construction workflow allowing carbon assessment at any stage of the project
- Truly constructible BIM models allow high-quality and accurate material quantities
One Click LCA
- Import BIM models from Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Structures or Trimble Connect
- Automate embodied carbon calculations with the One Click LCA’s extensive manufacturer-specific data (EPDs)
- Deliver carbon declaration and meet local regulation requirements
Free access period: 1st Oct – 31st Dec 2021
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Automate Embodied Carbon & life cycle assessment at any stage of your project
Get free access to One Click LCA
One Click LCA is offering Trimble customers a free carbon assessment tool until the end of 2021. The tool is fully integrated with Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, and Trimble Connect.
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Select COP26 – Trimble license
Download, install the One Click LCA integrations and start exporting data from:
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can access the free One Click LCA tool?
Anyone can access the free One Click LCA tool for the duration of this offer. However, using the integrations works differently depending upon whether you are a new or existing One Click LCA user.
For new One Click LCA users: Using the integrations with Trimble, IES or Rhino will require the respective licenses. Access to the free One Click LCA tool is available until the end of 2021.
For existing One Click LCA users: If you have a Business plan or higher, you have access to these integrations, even beyond the end of this offer period. If you have a Starter plan, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.
What features are included?
The One Click LCA free tool gives users access to all of the features available under a standard One Click LCA Building tool Business license. The full feature list can be seen here.
For our Trimble integration, we also have country-specific tools that match the requirements of the relevant country:
FINLAND: Building carbon footprint (YM) tool
FRANCE: RE2020 Carbon Only tool
Rest of Europe: Level(s) carbon tool
How long will I have access to the free tool?
Are you offering other free tools and resources during COP26?
Yes, we want to use the opportunity of COP26 to encourage the construction sector to accelerate decarbonisation. To this end, we are providing free tools and resources for the entire construction value chain. You can see them all in the COP 26 resource center.
What is COP26 anyway?
It’s a short name for a globally important meeting: the annual UN climate change conference. The famous Paris Agreement was signed at COP21, held in Paris, in 2015.
COP stands for Conference of Parties, with the parties referring to the 197 nations and territories that have signed on to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This year’s event will be the 26th conference, hence COP26.
COP26 takes place in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021. Find out more at the official COP26 website.
Other free resources to help you #RacetoZero
Architects, engineers, and construction professionals
Optimize the embodied carbon of your designs
Rhino-integrated embodied carbon tool
Optimize embodied carbon of your design directly in the Rhino interface.
Free access period: 1st Oct – 31 Dec 2021
IES-integrated Net Zero Carbon tool
Get the whole picture of embodied and operational carbon with the IES and One Click LCA integration. Quantify all carbon-emitting (embodied + operating) and carbon-reducing options and achieve Net-Zero goals.
Free access period: 1st Oct – 31 Dec 2021
Manufacturers & building material suppliers
Supply & document low carbon products
One Click LCA Zero
One Click LCA Zero is a free product carbon tool for construction product manufacturers. It allows you to calculate a product’s carbon footprint in line with EN 15804 and ISO 21930 standards, benchmark results and identify carbon reductions.
How to make an EPD and how it helps your business
A complete guide for Construction Product Manufacturers: the compelling business case for investing in EPDs; 6 key steps to making EPDs; and how to use them to sell more products.
For owners, investors, and developers
Set embodied carbon requirements for projects
Guidance for investors & developers to reduce embodied carbon
Developers and investors have a unique opportunity to shape demand and drive transformation at the early stages of building projects. This report gathers over 50 embodied carbon-reduction policies and best practices that can be incorporated into projects, as well as practical guidance on how to use them.
Construction LCA & Embodied Carbon Experts’ Outlook 2021
This report, based on a survey of 165 construction LCA experts across Europe, North America, discusses the outlook on embodied carbon and LCA in construction, or greenhouse gas emissions from construction materials over their whole life-cycle in construction works, a key area of intervention to meeting climate objectives.
For governments, cities, and policy makers
City policy framework for dramatically reducing embodied carbon
This framework provides guidance for cities considering policies that can deliver the highest impact within their geopolitical contexts and regulatory systems. Over 50 existing policies from leading cities have been evaluated, categorized, and scored according to their potential, cost efficiency, ease of implementation, and enforceability.
Embodied Carbon Benchmarks for European Buildings
The Embodied Carbon Benchmarks for European buildings research provides benchmark data from 3737 European buildings. It aims to support regulators in policy creation and private organisations in establishing corporate policies that require pan-European information.