Thanks to a recent posting by Rob Fischer at IMAGINiT (AUS), Autodesk has now released a public beta of an Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool for Revit called Project Tally™.
Tally™, by KieranTimberlake and PE INTERNATIONAL, is a plug-in application for Autodesk®Revit® software that allows users to quantify the environmental impact of building materials for whole building analysis as well as comparative analyses of design options.
While working on a Revit model, the user can define relationships between BIM elements and construction materials from the database. The result is Life Cycle Assessment on demand, and an important layer of decision-making information within the same time frame, pace, and environment that building designs are generated.
Project Tally is a public beta where KieranTimberlake, PE INTERNATIONAL, and Autodesk are collecting feedback on the Tally technology from Autodesk customers.