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Hi All, Our practice has recently signed up to 'Architects Declare', and we're trying to take this commitment seriously. Some of the declarations we (and many other architects) have signed up to as part of this: 'Include life cycle costing, whole life carbon modelling and post occupancy evaluation as part of our basic scope of work, to reduce both embodied and operational resource use.' 'Accelerate the shift to low embodied carbon materials in all our work.' 'Minimise wasteful use of resources in architecture and urban planning, both in quantum and in detail.' In light of this: 1- Is there any plug-in, module, or functionality, which would help us to calculate embodied carbon in our Vectorworks models? (Or by exporting our Vectorworks models/data from our models). For instance, Hawkins Brown have created a Revit plug-in to help with this. Is there a Vectorworks equivalent available, or in the pipe-line? 2- As above, but for life cycle costing/ whole life carbon modelling 3- As above, but for linking Specification of materials to Vectorworks models 4- Is the Energos module useful/accurate? And is it still being developed? There is not much information available on this online, apart from a few short videos (mostly from 2016). If anybody has used this a detailed review of its capabilities, and maybe a real life use example would be great. Quite a broad question, generally we are trying to get a handle on any tools we can use to help us evaluate and create more sustainable/ low energy use/ low embodied carbon buildings. Thanks! A
Hi, Here is a link to a very interesting customer story. Developing a Rainwater Management System with Simulation You might have seen images before of the rainwater management solution. All drawings except a handdrawn is Vectorworks - the stuctural testing have been done in Comsol - a swedish application taking in parasolid obhjects with very good results. ---- BREAKING! Latest news to the message from ealier: Our customer is traveling to New York Nov 11th to recieve a price for the project in the video from Tech Briefs Media - they won ahead of 300 projects - price: workstation computer. (the customer will present the projects in detailss and of course mention Vectorworks in NY) The project in Tech Brief's contect: Green Screen