New Revit Plug-In Helps Calculate Building Life-Cycle Impact - News - Greensource Magazine

With demand for whole-building life-cycle assessment (LCA) increasing, a partnership of architects, LCA experts, and software developers has worked to release Tally—a new tool that allows designers to track environmental impacts in real time while creating models in the popular building information modeling (BIM) software Revit. Created by KieranTimberlake, PE International, and Autodesk (developer of Revit), the tool is currently being offered as a free public beta release. + Image Courtesy KieranTimberlake The Tally application permits comparison of building systems and could help project teams pursuing the whole-building LCA credit in LEED v4. ----- Advertising ----- “The really exciting thing about this tool is that it was developed by architects, for architects,” says Heather Gadonniex, director of business development at PE International. She clarifies that the tool ...

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