Research Brief: Early-Stage Building Lifecycle Optimization of Cost & Carbon Impact

April 21, 2021

Conventional building LCA tools generally require highly specified building models, which can prove challenging during the early design phase. To give designers and architects more flexibility, CSHub research assistant Jingyi Liu is developing a plug-in for existing design tools that allows users to estimate life cycle cost and carbon impact when only building geometry is specified. She outlines her LCA tool in this research brief.