This is a space for helping you use and understand Building Transparency's suite of tools, including:
Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator
Upfront Carbon Assessment* Free to use | Open access
tally Climate Action Tool
Upfront Carbon Assessment* Revit plugin | Open Access
tally Life Cycle Assessment (the original tally)
Whole Life Impact Assessment* Revit plugin | Trial + License
Due to the ever-changing nature of the tools, this User Guide is continually a work in progress.
*Differences in Scope Explained
Upfront vs. Whole Life
Upfront assessments only account for life cycle stages that can be measured upfront. Whole Life assessments also account for future use-stage and end-of-life aspects anticipated based on current trends.
Carbon vs. Multiple Impacts
Carbon assessments consist of tracking only the following impact category:
  • Global warming potential (GWP) measured in kgCO2e
Complete Life Cycle Assessment usually also considers other impact categories, such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Acidification potential (AP)
  • Eutrophication potential (EP)
  • Ozone depletion potential (ODP)
  • Smog potential (SP)
Life Cycle Assessments also usually report non-impact categories, such as depletion of resources and generation of waste.
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