LCA is currently new to many involved in building design. Since its benefits are largely untested in New Zealand, design teams (and their clients) may be reluctant to invest time and resources in its application. This provides a disincentive for its application.
In order to help overcome this and other potential barriers, BRANZ has developed LCAQuick - Office, a free tool in Microsoft Excel for ease of use, supported by YouTube training videos and a Help facility.
The main purpose of LCAQuick - Office is to provide a resource that helps those involved in design of buildings to better understand what LCA is, what its outputs are, how to incorporate LCA into workflows and how to use it in design. BRANZ has sought to make LCAQuick - Office easy to use and provide useful analysis for early design, without the user needing to invest significant time, resource and cost.
You can download the version of LCAQuick - Office that most closely meets your needs based on:
Simply follow the flow chart below to ascertain which version of LCAQuick - Office is most suitable for your needs.
Click on the letter below when following the chart:
PLEASE NOTE: Due to continuous updates of our data, you will be requested to provide your email address before download. This will enable us to send you the current version.
A, BIM Auckland with reference
B, BIM Auckland with no reference
C, m2 Auckland with reference
D, m2 Auckland with no reference
E, BIM Wellington with reference
F, BIM Wellington with no reference
G, m2 Wellington with reference
H, m2 Wellington with no reference
I, BIM Christchurch with reference
J, BIM Christchurch with no reference
K, m2 Christchurch with reference
L, m2 Christchurch with no reference
LCAQuick - Office has the following scope:
Inputs to LCAQuick - Office
LCAQuick - Office takes the following inputs for a new building design project:
How to use LCAQuick - Office
This section lists YouTube training videos for help with getting started with LCAQuick - Office.
[List videos here]
For queries not covered by the YouTube video tutorials, please check our LinkedIn forum where we post answers to frequently asked questions.
If this still doesn't help you, please email us with your query.