Top 5 Sustainability Tools for Architects

Top 5 Sustainability Tools for Architects

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This week I explore Top 5 low carbon calculators for architects

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Unleash the full potential of your sustainable designs with the help of cutting-edge low carbon sustainability software for architects. Empower your architecture with the power of technology and revolutionise your approach to sustainable design with low carbon sustainability software.


Here is a brief overview of the mentioned low carbon sustainability software for architects.

h\b:ert by Hawkins Brown Architects:

h\b:ert is a tool for building energy and carbon analysis, allowing architects to understand the energy performance of their designs and make informed decisions about materials and systems.

Tallycat by EC3:

Tallycat is a cloud-based platform for building material transparency, helping architects and contractors make informed decisions about the environmental impact of the materials they use.

OneClick LCA

One Click LCA is a software that provides life cycle assessment analysis, enabling architects to evaluate the environmental impact of a building over its entire lifecycle, from construction to demolition.

Cove Tools

Cove Tools is a web-based platform that provides a suite of tools for building energy and sustainability analysis, including energy and water use modeling, carbon footprinting, and sustainability reporting.

Structure Workshop Carbon Calculator V4.

The tool is designed to help designers develop an understanding of the embodied carbon footprint of their designs. It is most effective when used to inform the strategic decision-making process at the early stages of a project.

This new updated version features:

  • simplified data entry
  • carbon comparisons of alternative solutions
  • improved graphical output
  • updated targets to match the Embodied Carbon Target Alignment Letter Banding by LETI
  • updated data following the second edition of the IStructE guide How to Calculate Embodied Carbon.

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In conclusion, these tools can help architects make informed decisions about the sustainability of their building designs, from the materials they use to the energy performance of their buildings. By using these tools, architects can take steps to reduce the environmental impact of their designs and help create a more sustainable built environment.


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