GBA Logo horizontal Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Picture icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Community and Q&A

Experience with carbon footprint modeling for construction?

Miki Cook | Posted in GBA Pro Help on

Anyone have any experience using the Athena Institute Impact Estimator? I’d like to model alternative construction scenarios to see how much impact each has on reducing the carbon footprint of design elements, material and system choices. Need some help navigating the tool.

GBA Prime

Join the leading community of building science experts

Become a GBA Prime member and get instant access to the latest developments in green building, research, and reports from the field.

Replies

  1. User avatar GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Miki,
    I haven't used that estimator.

    I'm posting this answer to bring you question closer to the top of the thread list, in hopes that another GBA reader can help you.

  2. Lucas Durand - 7A | | #2

    Miki,
    Sorry, I can't help you either since I've never heard of this software before...
    Looks interesting though, so thanks for bringing it up.

    Incidentally, I think the best "impact estimator" for a conciensious designer is probably the one already in their head - software is great if you are looking to split hairs but in estimation it is often enough to work with broad strokes.

Log in or create an account to post an answer.

Community

Recent Questions and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |