Environmental Performance in Construction
The Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) initiative is the culmination of a four year, multi-institutional research project funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.
The EPiC Database is a comprehensive and consistent open-access Life Cycle Inventory of environmental flow coefficients for construction materials. The database contains over 850 coefficients that can be incorporated into existing Life Cycle Assessment workflows and processes.
Listed below are a range of resources related to life cycle assessment (LCA) and improving the environmental performance of construction projects. This includes open-access software, academic articles and additional resources published by the EPiC team.
EPiC Add-ons and Tools
The EPiC database is integrated within a range of standalone add-ons and tools. Explore them here.
EPiC Grasshopper fully integrates the EPiC Database within the parametric modelling environment of Rhinoceros3D and Grasshopper. It provides access to the entire EPiC Database, enables the creation of custom materials and construction assemblies and includes data visualisation and data exports.
EPiCdb Python Package
EPiCdb is a Python package that acts as a basic API and provides developers with easy access to the EPiC Database, ensuring the consistency of results and use of the latest data.