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Different modules associated to an EPD A1-A3 or A1 ->D???
Easy to input data and clear instructions, ability to hide parts of the table so it is clear to read/ understand from someone who hasn’t done this before. Great to have for projects which aren’t BIM. Definately u-value calculator and condensation. Data sets of materials is good so you can easily click on a material you are including in your build up
life- cycle cradle to cradle calculator for all operational and embodied carbon in a project for a standard building life.
Life cycle data
You need a demolition calculator- as many schemes start with a demolition/ site clearance
Calculator that works for existing buildings as well as new build
Ability to flip between different standards eg building regs/ lets/ RIBA once information infilled
Sequested Carbon and condensation calcs
yes - full DfD implications
Easy access to data sets of manufacturer's information which gives clear concise data
Easy to understand summary comparisons in simple English, jargon free, that clients not familiar with building / industry speak can understand and relate to.
Clear difference between LCA and EPD. What standard is it to to enable fair comparison.
yes - full EPD life-cycle C2c
Something that has consistent language and metrics with RIBA Climate Challenge roadmap - make it as simple as possible for maximum uptake
Being able to interrogate the excel spread sheet. e.g. PHPP good, GLA SAP10 calculator bad.
We've been looking for a tool to calculate embodied carbon for some time. We've been using FCBS Tool but it is limited in that you can't put in bespoke materials so would be good to have one that can input bespoke materials and incorporates data on individual materials and common build ups..
Individual Products / materials but also common building fabric build ups for immediate overview of carbon cost aligned with cost estimates for early strategic design direction - thanks
Yes to existing buildings. Proving the benefits of retrofit
Simple summary sheets for client buy-in
A means of logging route miles in CO2e impacts.
need ability to interrogate for Pollution, Climate degradation and on Biodiversity/Ecosystems as well
In use data to allow offsetting capital costs against potential savings in operational cost.
Can you use it for a plan that is stepped in plan? Often domestic houses/ extensions are -thanks
. For Brian where has the information/data come from that you have put in here?
That question s from Cath Hassell!
Is airtightness included in the calculator? How are ventilation and infiltration heat losses taken inti account?
useful link from Simon at ASBP https://www.historicenvironment.scot/archives-and-research/publications/publication/?publicationid=2de84deb-fc40-4ab0-a8cb-a59400b7112c
Does the calculator version 2 already work for retrofit?
Is HQM one of your standards referenced
Is this calculator ready for attracting some serious money to turbo charge full development soonest?
...and can this excellent tool be profiled in margins of COP26 to highlight art of the possible
Good to hear that Brian.
Sorry need to go but very interesting
I need to go, but thanks to Brian, and TGR, for this helpful session
Thank you Brian really interesting
Thank you Brian and TGR
Many thanks. Looks like a really interesting tool
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