Trimble and One Click LCA Collaborate to Provide Embodied Carbon Calculations for Different Phases of Construction Projects
Collaboration to Help Move the Needle Toward a Net Zero Future for Construction
Structural elements are responsible for up to 70 percent of a building’s embodied carbon footprint, making cutting the carbon emissions of any structural design critical in the Race To Zero emissions, as outlined in the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference goals.
This cooperation builds on the existing integration of One Click LCA with Tekla® Structural Designer, Tekla Structures and with the Trimble Connect™ collaboration platform for seamless data exchange. Trimble Connect comes in multiple subscription versions, including a free version, with all versions supporting the integration with One Click LCA tools.
Commenting on the collaboration, Ossi Kujala, Structural Designer at Sweco Structural Engineering, said:
“At Sweco, we aim to be a role model in sustainability, taking responsibility for and being part of the solution to society’s sustainability and carbon reduction challenges. One Click LCA’s integration with BIM data is a practical way to evaluate the carbon impact during a building’s lifecycle. We are currently working on a low-carbon project, using Tekla Structures for structural design, and One Click LCA to evaluate lifecycle impact. One Click LCA’s integration with Trimble has helped us to obtain easy early-stage carbon assessments of each design option. The integration also simplifies the process of material quantity estimates after design changes with a high level of accuracy, meaning that we can maintain up-to-date quantity estimates and lifecycle information with little effort.”
“This collaboration empowers structural engineers, fabricators, contractors and other stakeholders to systematically and effectively decarbonize their projects,” said Panu Pasanen, CEO of One Click LCA. “Carbon and lifecycle assessment data is essential for carbon reductions, specifying cost- and carbon-optimal solutions and achieving regulatory and certification compliance. One Click LCA can be used to calculate environmental impact in order for projects to comply with BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, and over 50 other certification schemes, standards and requirements. The data can also be seamlessly combined with data from other design disciplines. We are very excited to partner with Trimble and scale up decarbonization with our tools.”
“Sustainable construction will soon no longer be a choice, but a prerequisite,” said Jari Heino, Vice President och General Manager, Structures at Trimble. “Carbon performance management will be part of value engineering in the future. Tekla Structures already helps to minimize the material waste and reduce unnecessary rework. Integrations with a best-of-breed automated lifecycle assessment software such as One Click LCA enable our Tekla customers to use the constructible data to calculate the carbon footprint at any phase of the project and deliver accurate final declaration to the authorities.”
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Panu Pasanen, CEO, One Click LCA Ltd
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