New Web-Based Tool Assists Architects in the Early Phases of Planning Climate Positive Buildings


The Lick Wilmerding Campus Expansion & Renovation consists of a major net zero energy renovation of, and addition to, the campus’ main classroom/administrative building and science labs. The transparency of the entry will showcase built student works and announce their Center for Civic Engagement which reflects the School’s motto of “Head, Heart, Hands”.. Image © Michael David Ros

The Lick Wilmerding Campus Expansion & Renovation consists of a major net zero energy renovation of, and addition to, the campus’ main classroom/administrative building and science labs. The transparency of the entry will showcase built student works and announce their Center for Civic Engagement which reflects the School’s motto of “Head, Heart, Hands”.. Image © Michael David Ros

EHDD has recently launched the Early-Phase Integrated Carbon (EPIC) Assessment tool, a free new web-based application developed to designers set goals and strategies to reduce carbon emissions from building and construction projects. The tool aims to fill a gap in the life-cycle assessment process and allow designers to identify the most impactful measures early in the project process. At the same time, other resources like Tally and EC3 are seen as crucial later in the design.

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