Emergency Hackathon between Buro Happold, our architectural collaborators, and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden where we took the afternoon to explore how we could utilize computation to combat climate change. This led to the creation of our Life Cycle Assessment Toolkit which allows you to calculate the embodied carbon of modeled Revit elements, while connecting to a variety of data sets for environmental product declarations (EC3, ÖKOBAUDAT, Quartz, ICE). This toolkit has been instrumental in connecting industry expertise from our sustainability professionals with those who are modeling hundreds of elements every day. It really opened my eyes to the potential impact that open source tools could have on the industry.
6. What’s your all-time favorite AU class and why?
I always appreciate Marcello Sgambelluri’s classes. His enthusiasm for computation is contagious. (I typically use his classes to hype me up for teaching my own!)
7. What has been one of your most impactful moments attending AU and why?
In 2019 I participated in the Dynamo Design Slam, which was an amazing time to stretch my own capabilities. (Mechanical engineers don’t typically design stadia!)
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