Last edited 24 Jul 2017

Carbon Portal for BIM

The global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has developed the Carbon Portal. This is the first carbon calculator capable of measuring the capital and operational carbon footprint of building information modelling (BIM) designed assets. The tool is intended to help provide a more effective service to clients who recognise the value of carbon reduction.

Since 47% of UK carbon emissions are generated by, or influenced by, the construction industry, and 80% of those emissions are from buildings in use, carbon is becoming the industry’s new ‘bottom line’. In 2013, the UK Treasury’s Infrastructure Carbon Review identified the correlation between low carbon construction and reduced cost.

Key aspects of the Carbon Portal include:

Mott MacDonald’s global sustainability leader Davide Stronati said:

“As the importance of carbon management increases across the industry, we expect carbon to become fully embedded alongside scheduling and cost details as the sixth dimension of BIM, with automated carbon assessments informing the design process.

This will take time, however will be driven by the many benefits clients are already enjoying by cutting carbon. The Carbon Portal will help us and our clients achieve the low carbon outcomes that the PAS 2080 process supports.”

For more information, see Mott MacDonald.

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