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Embodied Carbon Calculations and Sustainability Tools


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1- It would be great to have a plug-in/ module/ built in 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 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- Further instruction and development of the Energos tool.


Please also see my earlier related post (a bit more background info, and questioning what tools and workflows are already available..)





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In both our day to day work in renovations, & my volunteer work on heritage issues this is an issue I've made the argument for embodied energy for at least 15 years now. It started with keeping & repairing or repurposing old windows and has moved on to other topics. Would be really helpful to make the case with a tool in our workflow. Great idea @Asemblance !

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How far have we gotten with this? I understand that VW 2021 now has the new 'Material feature' which can add more relevant data to every component but i haven't heard or seen anything to really push this segment further other than this new feature? 


It would be absolutely amazing if VW had the ICE database available for materials to utilise throughout.


As right now Revit seems to be in the lead here and our company don't really want to utilise another software package when VW has this potential sadly if this doesn't progress we will have too.


Is there going to be an update here?

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