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Bionova Launches Lifecycle Assessment Software


HELSINKI—Cloud-based construction software supplier Bionova Ltd. announced the North American launch of One Click LCA, an easy-to-use cloud-based software solution that automatically calculates life cycle assessment (LCA) directly from building information models (BIM) or other design data, ensuring compliance with LEED v3 and v4, among more than 20 other building certification systems and standards, according to Bionova CEO Panu Pasanen.

“One Click LCA does all the hard work for architects and construction professionals,” Pasanen said. “In just one click, the materials data from a Revit model, a quantity take-off Excel or an energy model are transformed to a standards-compliant assessment. The LCA results are ready to ship in less than an hour.”

Whole-building LCA is worth three points and an optional exemplary point under LEED v4 (BD+C). In most of Canada, where One Click LCA is already in use, projects will also earn a regional priority point from LCA. However, LCA can be a complex and arduous task. Employing an intuitive web interface, One Click LCA was designed to make the process easy and efficient, requiring only an upload of a project’s bill of materials into the cloud service. The results are then calculated and formatted according to the requirements for LEED LCA credits.

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