Carbon assessment project is launched

A tool to facilitate carbon assessment is being developed by a collaborative industry project team lead by AEC3 UK. This interoperable carbon assessment tool, dubbed iCAT, for embedded-carbon calculations will enhance the design and life-cycle management of zero-carbon and low-impact buildings.

AEC3 UK is leading an academic and industry project team that includes the University of Northumbria, BSRIA, Faithful & Gould, RIBA Enterprises, Autodesk and the University of Bath. The project is partly funded by the Technology Strategy Board.

Focusing on the early, feasibility and pre-design stages, iCAT will enable designers, cost consultants and clients to minimise life-cycle carbon and economic costs through improved decision making.

iCAT will be available as an interoperable online tool using data from the University of Bath’s inventory of carbon and energy database, along with other carbon embodiment and building modelling data from mainstream design and analysis tools.

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