This feature allows a person having BIM tools and BIM data to send their material quantities using One Click LCA plugins to a One Click LCA Expert license user via One Click LCA Send me data from BIM feature. This avoids requiring licenses for both software from these users. Also, this avoids having to share the full BIM file (as only material quantities are sent).
This feature allows a person having license to Revit to use Revit-specific data visualisation and downloading to Revit, as well as a person having either One Click LCA BIM Tool (an inexpensive BIM reader add-on) or Simplebim users to use the specific data visualisation and analysis in BIM model. Both rely on One Click LCA API. One Click LCA BIM Tool based version allows rendering carbon hotspots in 3D and colouring the BIM model according to carbon intensity or accumulation.
New data introduced – 500 new datapoints
Over 100 building systems datasets, including 50 generic datasets added
We introduced 50 new building services datasets and a number of typical building services systems to allow modeling in a very simplified manner typical building services scenarios. These have also been integrated to Carbon Designer. Also additional manufacturer specific data was added. To support their organisation, we introduced new subtypes: Piping, Lighting, Ventilation Ducting Channels, Cabling, Energy production systems (CHP, PVs, etc.).
New One Click LCA generic materials released
Ten new One Click LCA generic materials were released. These generic materials will be automatically adjusted to local manufacturing conditions when used, and are especially suitable when local industry has not published a local market average LCA profile dataset.
New SAP 10 compliant UK energy profiles added
UK users can use SAP 10 compliant UK energy profiles in their LCA going forward.
Over 300 new building materials LCA profiles added, including furniture
We updated range of databases and added over 300 new materials LCA profiles. These cover Europe and North America, with some datapoints in other regions as well. The updated datasets also include several furniture EPDs.
40 new ASHRAE-compliant US constructions added
New constructions for building envelope, floor slabs and other elements were added to the software construction library and the Carbon Designer North American regions.
Data cards enriched with additional information, including thermal conductivity and descriptions
Insulation products have been enriched with thermal lambda values and those are shown on data cards, when product has such parameter defined. Product descriptions have also been enhanced, including the images for generic products as shown earlier.
Newly deactivated datapoints will have deactivation reason visible
Sometimes datapoints are reissued. One Click LCA practise is that in such cases, we deactivate the existing datapoint (to prevent it being added again), and add a new datapoint with the new values. This allows preserving existing calculation results unchanged, unless the user wants to change the datapoint. This update allows us to show deactivation reasons, which can help you decide if updating an deactivated datapoint to the latest profile is worth it.
Net Zero projects can now include vegetation carbon withdrawals, carbonisation and refrigerants
The ‘Emissions and removals’ input form was added to the BREEAM International, BREEAM UK & Life Cycle Carbon - Global tools. This query allows for including concrete carbonisation and vegetation carbon withdrawal as negative emissions during use phase of a building. The same form can be used also for inputting refrigerant leakages to optimize for example HVAC systems.
This comes with a comprehensive database of profiles for refrigerants and vegetation:
- Refrigerant list contains 62 different refrigerants, and for each one prohibited in EU now or in 2020 that is mentioned.
- Vegetation list contains 100 different types of trees, searchable with English and Latin names. Choosing any trees will result into automatic carbon sequestration being accounted. Choosing any trees will account for carbon sequestration being accounted in 'Biogenic carbon storage' category.
Improvements and updates for BREEAM International
The BREEAM International tool now has a new table for site impacts displayed as the last table in the results report. This allows supporting the Man 03 credits Site Impacts Monitoring for transports, which must be linked to the materials accounted for in the Mat 01 LCA credit.
The RICS whole life carbon assessment tool now allows for entering a flexible service life. This allows working with infrastructure assets for example.
In the French Energie Carbone tools there will be only one classification question grouping both the first and second tier classification (Lot et Sous-lot). The higher level classification is generated automatically, if a deeper level classification is selected.
In addition to the RS2E, any configurator EPD's uploaded after this release will be exported to the results file.
The new DGNB 2018 points calculation has been added.