New Revit app measures BIM’s environmental impact

New Revit app measures BIM’s environmental impact

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Tally ChartUS: Autodesk Labs has released a plug-in app for its Revit building design software that lets architects and engineers calculate the environmental impact of building materials through the BIM design process.

The app is called Tally. According to Autodesk, it requires no special modeling practices for users working on a Revit model to define relationships between BIM elements and construction materials from the Tally database to provide a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the building. Tally’s database provides environmental-impact information, such as embodied energy and global warming potential, for construction materials that users can assign to BIM elements and objects in their designs.

Source: Sparpoint group