One Click LCA is the Building Life Cycle Metrics software that allows you to calculate Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing, Carbon footprint and other environmental impacts in a matter of minutes thanks to ease of use and advanced automation. One Click LCA can be used for Low Carbon Construction, Ecodesign, Green Building credits and Infrastructure. It is the highest rated LCA software for BREEAM, and is compliant with more than 40 Green Building certification schemes, including LEED.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Led by

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Buildings and construction

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

Start date
12/11/2018

Shared by

Panu Pasanen

CEO

Bionova Ltd

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Objectives

The goal of One Click LCA is to make Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing, and embodied carbon calculations easier and faster than ever before. LCA used to take weeks or even months to complete, as it is a scientific methodology for assessing sustainability. LCA takes into account several environmental impacts, including carbon footprint, over the whole life cycle. This helps to avoid sub-optimization and makes achieving real sustainability possible. One Click LCA allows easy to use, fully browser-based sustainability assessment for building projects and does not require LCA expertise from its users.

Where Building Information Models or energy models are available, One Click LCA automates the process, by allowing users to import data from software like Revit, IES-VE, Solibri, and more. This cuts down the time required for an LCA to less than an hour and makes performing LCA and other environmental assessments easy. In return, this leads to more companies including LCA and carbon footprint calculations in their building projects, and allows architects, designers, and consultants to build more sustainable buildings while avoiding vague eco-labeling or greenwashing.

Moreover, One Click LCA can be used to calculate the environmental lifecycle impacts of a material and create Environmental Product Calculations, achieve Green Building credits in all major certifications like BREEAM and LEED, and implement decarbonization in all stages of the design process.

Activities

One Click LCA has achieved compliance with dozens of certifications and has the maximal 100% LCA software rating for BREEAM. Moreover, it is third-party verified against ISO and EN standards and widely used around the world.

Impact and Results

One Click LCA is the winner of Energy Globe Award in Finland for 2018 and it is used in more than 50 countries worldwide. Our clients include Skanska, Arup, WSP, and many other global leaders. Moreover, One Click LCA was chosen by Norwegian Government Agency Statsbygg to achieve their ambitious carbon goals, and it is used by hundreds of students worldwide for their thesis or coursework calculations.