Enable Longer Scenario Chains/Branches

As a user, for the times when I need to update an already certified Proposed Design, it would be very convenient if I’m able to create another long scenario branch off an existing one so that I can avoid creating a whole new scenario tree with a new Reference & Proposed Design that both need […]

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Green Star Buildings – reporting

Reporting templates following the requirements of the new GS Buildings rating: – Upfront Carbon: treatment of carbon sequestration – Life Cycle Impacts: normalisation and weighting, future decarbonised grid options. eTool to approve eToolLCD automated reports with GBCA to streamline the process and avoid transferring data into GBCA calculators.

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Refresh Template Library in the Revit Import Window

Sometimes as I’m importing my templates, I realise that I need to create a custom template to match with an import item. It would be very useful if I can refresh the template library in the import page without needing to restart the whole import process again so that I can assign the new template […]

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Improve Interface for Revit Import

I need to be able to easily distinguish and identify different lines when importing my inputs from Revit. At the moment, the interface is visually too homogeneous and easy to mix up the different line items.

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Template Sharing Across an Organisation

Allow all users connected to an organisation to access each others’ templates that they have created. This could work in two ways: – In the form of ‘Organisation Templates’ which every user under the organisation would have access to, and these would be set up by members within the organisation; Or – Adding the user […]

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Option to remove upfront embodied impacts from template/material

It would be useful when reusing materials/templates from a previous structure (i.e., raised access flooring in an office refurbishment), to have an option where a template can be selected which doesn’t account for the initial embodied impacts, but continues to model the impacts of any replacements required during the service life of the building.

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Certifier Review Statement – Improvement

The new Scenarios feature is very helpful to assess different strategies individually. However, when a Proposed Design is modelled and certified using it, the Certifier Review Statement only pulls the certification communication (quality check iterations) from the last scenario, which decreases the transparency and granularity of the final analysis.

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Better Integration of EPD’s

We are required to report a full breakdown of individual module impacts across the various elements (Substructure, Superstructure etc.) for the purposes of Net Zero Carbon reporting. Currently any EPD’s used don’t appear in the All Impacts Report as an individual breakdown, instead they are grouped into one entry labelled as ‘blank’.

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Un-Certify – Re-Certify Design Feature

Allow a design to be un-certified and re-certified. This might be needed if a new certification requirement arises (such as if a new rating scheme is being applied that requires additional certification checks), or if changes need to be made post-certification.

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Include “Branch” Scenarios in LCA Reports

When using the scenarios feature it is common to model scenarios that are not progressed in the main tree. Currently those “branch” scenarios are not included in the LCA and LCD Feedback reports. It would be valuable for clients and receivers of these reports if all of the side branch scenarios modelled were included in […]

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Reporting EPD Impacts

We are using the All Impacts excel to provide our teams with information on the breakdown of impacts across the different elements and templates. The All Impacts Pivot Tables doesn’t pick up EPD’s in a useful form, it just collates the information together into entry labelled as ‘blank’. Whilst we appreciate that EPD’s work in […]

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Default vs manual New Product to Site (A4 transport to site) settings

I have recently learnt that when adding a material to a new template, if the transport to site settings are set as ‘default’ then this part of the data (transport distance to site, modes of transport) is subject to change depending on the location of the project/design space in which the new template is eventually […]

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