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    Default Embodied CO2 accouting in Revit

    Here's my project: Using Revit to measure the embodied energy, in terms of CO2, of a building. Although my firm usually analyzes a building's operational energy, we haven't yet studied the embodied energy of a building's materials.

    The Revit prep work--creating some shared parameters for materials, organizing schedules and material takeoffs--is straight forward. But what source do we use for our material data? I realize that measuring energy/carbon flows is a nebulous, complex thing, which means this can only be a rough estimate. So far, I've found these sites:

    EC LCA Tools
    BFRL’s BEES Software
    Pharos Project (in development)
    BLDG 2.0 (in development)

    Has anyone done research on this? Any advice is appreciated!

    Do you think Autodesk would include this sort of material information in future releases?
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    Default Re: Embodied CO2 accouting in Revit

    Would this from Bath university be of use? Different for transport energy etc depending on where in the world you are of course...
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    Default Re: Embodied CO2 accouting in Revit

    This may be too late for you, but we have produced a system for calculating the embodied carbon of construction, civils and refurbishment projects.

    The application sits on top of our carbon data platform which includes the entire Bath university ICE database as mentioned by Elrond.

    Please see for more info and don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

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