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Bentley Systems adds life cycle assessment to digital twin platform

by Sion Geschwindt
Bentley Systems adds life cycle assessment to digital twin platform

Bentley Systems has announced the availability of integrated workflows for lifecycle assessment (LCA) and embodied carbon calculation capabilities in the Bentley iTwin platform.

This integration is a result of Bentley’s collaboration with One Click LCA – a provider construction sector lifecycle assessment and environmental product declaration software.

Bentley Systems said the partnership reinforces their strategy to empower users to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly addressing climate action and decarbonising infrastructure.

Infrastructure digital twin solutions, they said, will be an essential enabler and accelerator of carbon transparency and disclosure use cases.

With this integration, Bentley’s infrastructure digital twin solutions, and third-party applications built on the Bentley iTwin platform, can unlock infrastructure lifecycle assessment workflows.

Kaustubh Page, director of product management, Bentley iTwin platform, commented: “Tracking the environmental impact of an infrastructure project involves a constant stream of design changes coming from various engineering disciplines.

“By unifying these data streams, users can quickly create a quantity takeoff report at the right aggregation level required for LCA calculations while reducing the lifecycle assessment workflow from weeks to hours.”

Panu Pasanen, CEO, One Click LCA Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to work with Bentley Systems to automate carbon accounting and reduction using the Bentley iTwin platform.

“This partnership allows infrastructure designers and contractors, as well as contracting authorities anywhere in the world, to coordinate, calculate, and reduce carbon, as well as other environmental impacts of their projects.

“The speed and ease of the automation will also be greatly appreciated by projects pursuing third-party environmental certifications, such as PAS 2080, CEEQUAL, Envision, LEED, and BREEAM or regulatory tools.

“We keep working with Bentley to develop further innovations in this space, such as circularity assessment tools.”

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