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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Finland 2018

Submitted by: Bionova Ltd
One Click LCA

One Click LCA aims to make the measuring of environmental impacts in the built environment easier and faster than ever before. The software allows users to calculate the Life Cycle Assessment of their building in just a few minutes by importing data that they already have such as bill of materials in an Excel or BIM model. This tool helps architects and builders to see their carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of their building project.

Initial situation
Before One Click LCA tool was developed, Life Cycle Assessments used to take days, if not weeks, which meant that very few companies and consultants were performing the prerequisite Life Cycle Assessment calculations. As a consequence, buildings were built without paying much attention to the carbon emissions of the project over its whole lifetime. Most companies did not use scientific methodology but relied on vague eco-friendly labels and instant fixes.

Solution
The solution is to process faster and easier construction Life Cycle Assessment information. Bionova Ltd has created software tool that enables builders and constructers to calculate their Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment in just a few minutes. This enables construction specialists worldwide to calculate the Life Cycle Assessment of their buildings in a time and cost-efficient way, and as a result, design greener building.

Innovation
The innovative components of One Click LCA are that the software is cloud-based software and it has the biggest Life Cycle Assessment database on the market. One Click LCA has implemented cutting-edge automation technology, allowing users to import their data with just one click. This unique import capabilities help automate the Life Cycle Assessment process and quickly see the environmental impacts.

We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Energy Globe Awards and its aim to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for ecological change, by honouring outstanding best practice projects in environmental sustainability from all parts of the world. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is the official Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) of the Republic of Austria and as a country we are proud of our success in green technologies. Our support of the Energy Globe Awards continues this tradition.




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