EC3 for Autodesk® BIM 360®

EC3 for Autodesk® BIM 360®

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C Change Labs
Import Autodesk BIM 360 projects to the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) on BuildingTransparency.org

General Usage Instructions

You will need an EC3 account, and you will need to enable 'EC3 for BIM 360' as an app in your account.

  • Log into EC3 at www.buildingtransparency.org 
  • Navigate to 'Plan and Compare Buildings' from the left sidebar.
  • Select 'Import from BIM 360' to import material quantities from a BIM model into EC3.
    • A popup will open and request your BIM 360 credentials. Log in using your BIM 360 credentials, including two-factor authentication if necessary.  
    • Enable the app to access your 'Data'.
  • A navigator will appear, showing the files in your https://docs.b360.autodesk.com account. Navigate to the building to be uploaded.
  • Look for RVT files with an 'import' link to be able to import file.
  • The import may take 15 seconds to two minutes.  Follow the link on the completion page to the newly imported building project.
  • Select 'Map from BIM' to drag-and-drop Autodesk® Revit® Families into Uniformat or MasterFormat, if desired.
  • Using the cues from the 'Structural Material' properties, enter specifications (e.g. strength, slump).
  • View location-specific data on material impacts and recommended specifications for carbon reductions likely to come at zero or low additional cost.
  • View carbon intensity and carbon savings in 3D Large Model Viewer and using rich visualizations.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Additional Information

EC3 is a free, open-source tool supported by building owners, construction professionals, companies, and manufacturers. The original development of EC3 by C Change Labs was funded in the public interest by Skanska USA®, Microsoft®, Interface®, the Charles Pankow Foundation, the MKA Foundation, and an industry alliance led by the Carbon Leadership Forum. The BIM 360 integration was funded by a grant from Autodesk. 

Known Issues

EC3 supports Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox, but not IE11.

Contact

Company Name: C Change Labs
Support Contact: support@c-change-labs.com

Author/Company Information

C Change Labs

Support Information

Supported by the developer at support@c-change-labs.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

0.99.1

Public Release Candidate.

0.98

Initial release.
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