Design & Construction — North America

Reduce the embodied carbon footprint of your building projects

One Click LCA’s user-friendly life cycle assessment software makes it easy for you to reach net zero goals, gain certifications, and comply with regulations in the United States.

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Benefits

All-in-one LCA software

Achieve sustainability goals, such as delivering net-zero projects or carbon reduction, delivering whole building life-cycle assessments (WBLCA), earning green certifications, meeting global and national regulations or improving projects for circularity, life-cycle cost, and biodiversity. One Click LCA is your all-in-one software to measure and reduce embodied carbon from pre-design to practical completion, and enhance the sustainability of your projects.

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Capabilities

Measure embodied carbon with easy, intuitive software

With One Click LCA design and construction teams can easily automate life-cycle assessments and life-cycle costing for buildings and infrastructure projects. Its comprehensive global database allows making informed decisions with the best possible data.

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200,000+ up-to-date, verified construction LCA datapoints, used in 170+ countries. 

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Easy, intuitive LCA to quantify and reduce carbon across all project phases. 

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20+ BIM & BEM integrations and APIs for optioneering or seamless data access. 

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80+ global compliance standards, including LEED International, CALGreen, Buy Clean, and more. 

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SOC 2 & ISO 27001 certificates, ensuring most-demanding global cybersecurity. 

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Global customer support from certified design & construction LCA experts.  

LCA for building design and construction

Design greener buildings and achieve certifications by using the world’s largest construction LCA database for fast and effective automated life-cycle assessments.

LCA for infrastructure

Quantify the environmental impacts of your infrastructure project, including airports, bridges, canals, transmission systems, roads, flood alleviation schemes, park and ride schemes, and wastewater treatment works.

Add-on tools

Carbon & sustainability extensions

Extend your capabilities with these differentiating tools.

Certification & compliance

Comply with BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, and 80+ other certifications, standards, and regulations.

Pre-design & early design tools

Set targets and design approach pre-design and lock in embodied carbon reductions in early design.

Life-cycle costing

Calculate costs from all life-cycle stages. Find the most sustainable and cost-efficient design.

Net-zero carbon

Quantify all carbon sources and reductions and find ways to achieve net zero carbon projects.

Circularity

Track, quantify, and optimize the circularity of materials used, including their end of life. 

Biodiversity

Measure & report biodiversity impacts within construction supply chains.

FAQs

What data is available in One Click LCA? Does it include datasets from the U.S. and Canada?

One Click LCA integrates all U.S. and Canadian EPDs. It contains more than 100k+ data points and integrates data from nearly all of the EPD platforms around the globe, including datasets from the U.S. and Canada, and uses TRACI 2.1.

Can One Click LCA help me to achieve Net Zero Goals?

Yes. Our Net Zero Tool allows you to quantify carbon savings, for example, renewable energy sources or carbon sequestration, as well as carbon-emissions. It provides a number for how much more you need to offset to comply with Net Zero Carbon definitions.

Can I use it with Revit and other BIM tools?

Yes. One Click LCA has a two-way integration with Revit and other tools like Rhino and Grasshopper.

The bidirectional nature of these integrations enables you to not only import BIM models and data into One Click LCA – but also to perform an embodied carbon assessment within Revit, Rhino, and Grasshopper.

Can I use One Click LCA for schematic design or even earlier?

You can. One Click LCA’s Carbon Designer 3D tool supports very early carbon optimization and integrates with early design tools like Rhino and Grasshopper.

Can I perform an LCA if I don’t have any material quantities?

Yes, the Building LCA tool allows you to perform life-cycle assessments at any design stage. When no material quantities are available you can generate your own using the Carbon Designer add-on. The only things you need to know are building type, gross floor area, and number of floors. The rest you can either customize or use default values. Carbon Designer will generate shoebox material quantities that can be imported to your LCA model.

Do I need to know which manufacturer my materials will come from?

You don’t necessarily need to know which vendor you’ll be procuring the materials from. If you don’t have manufacturer specific information, you can use our extensive environmental impact dataset which covers all construction product types. We integrate specific manufacturer EPDs but also generic data so that you can always find the right match.

Can I use One Click LCA to create a baseline building for LEED?

Yes, you can.

Can I import data from BIM platforms and other software?

Yes, One Click LCA integrates with multiple software platforms to make it easier to upload your material quantities. Supported integrations include: Revit, Rhino and Grasshopper, Tekla Structures, Trimble Connect, IES-VE, Designer Builder and Excel.

How can I know which materials have the highest impacts?

We have a tool that shows the contribution of all the individual structures and materials and highlights those with higher emissions. This enables you to easily locate the components with the highest emissions.

Do I need EPDs for all the materials to be able to calculate an LCA?

When calculating a life-cycle assessment you should always choose the best quality data available, which means that, if the material manufacturer you are planning to work with has product EPDs available following your calculation standard, you should use them. However, this might not be possible in all cases. If you are in an early design stage you may not yet know which manufacturer you are going to choose. When no exact information is available, you should use the second best option, which may mean similar products from another manufacturer, product category level EPD, or average LCA data for the product in question. One Click LCA provides both an extensive database of EPDs and average data for the products. We also offer more detailed guidance to our clients to help them choose the most relevant datasets.

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