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Traditional vs Automated Carbon Calculation
Traditional vs Automated Carbon Calculation

Pros and Cons of traditional and automated carbon calculation

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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago


AEC professionals typically begin by identifying all of the materials and processes that will be involved in the construction of the building. Data on the carbon emissions associated with each of these materials and processes is collected, using information from a variety of sources, such as manufacturer data sheets, industry databases, and published research.

  • Manually collect the quantities of each material utilized in the building. Select and assign EPDs to those quantities and get the total carbon emissions associated.

  • As the design changes, update the quantities and repeat the process.


  • Designed to quickly and accurately estimate the embodied carbon of a building or product.

  • Use standardized data sets like EC3 and structural estimation first principles to automatically calculate the embodied carbon based on the materials and processes used in a given project.

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