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Fall 2016




The goal of this research project is divided into three components. First, utilize Tally to calculate the embodied energy and carbon of the CLT structural system of the Glenwood Parking Garage. Second, the embodied energy and carbon values will be compared against values found in a previous study for different structural systems in parking garages (pre-cast concrete, cellular steel, post-tensioned concrete). Finally, the subsequent dataset and process entailed in its generation will provide the basis for an evaluation of Tally as a tool for life cycle assessment as part of the design process. The assessment was completed using the established methodology for LCAs in conjunction with the the Autodesk Revit Plug-in Tally, developed by Kieran Timberlake Innovations and released in 2016. By doing so, this study analysis the role and accuracy of this new tool available to design teams, as well as the reduced environmental impact of an alternative structural system.


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