Bionova

One Click LCA

4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architects, Green Building consultants, Civil engineers, Eco-designers, Sustainability consultants, Manufacturers, CSR consultants, Builders.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bionova
  • www.oneclicklca.com/
  • Founded 2001
  • Finland

About One Click LCA

One Click LCA is the Building Life Cycle Metrics software that allows you to calculate Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing, Carbon footprint and other environmental impacts in a matter of minutes thanks to easy to use automation. One Click LCA can be used for Ecodesign, Green Building credits, CSR, and Infrastructure, is the highest rated LCA software for BREEAM, and is compliant with more than 20 other Green Building certification schemes, including LEED, Energie Carbone, DGNB, and HQE.


One Click LCA Features

  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Supplier Management

One Click LCA Reviews Recently Reviewed!

We do the LCA analyses commercially, mostly for new constructed buildings

Nov 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well made, ease of use, straight forward, fulfilling the need. It works in a cloud which is handy. It has nice visual interpretation of results. Quite substantial database. A lot of default options that can be used like average European transport impact. The input can be uploaded, and the results can be downloaded for further usage.

Cons: Searching in database is not always easy and precise. There is still some room for interpretation of results to implement.

We use OneClick LCA for LCA in Breeam-NOR and for GHG-calculation for buildings

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The website is easy to understand. The info tag for each material is very good, and you can find out which EPD is based. Fine that the results are displayed in several ways, both in scientific and exponential terms. Nice to be able to export the result to excel. Fine that you have updated the results page with which materials have the highest / lowest emissions. Support is good and you respond quickly. We need more practice so we understand everything better and the process will go faster.

Cons: It's hard to find the right material, at least if you do not have the manufacturer. The list of materials comes far down the page and there are 2 windows to scroll in, so it's hard to see the totality of the material list.IFC import is difficult because the IFC file is usually not good enough, and it is difficult for to make sure all the materials are included and know where in the building they are located. When you make ifc import, you get to a page where you can manually place the materials / items in the correct category. There you have to do the whole job right away or you will not return to the same window. This is difficult, because sometimes it would be good to check the results along the way. You also do not get exchanged material on an item after you leave this page, and it may be the one you want.

Overall: I'a ambel to do LCA in Breeam-projects andr GHG-calculations

Vendor Response

by Bionova on November 06, 2017

Thanks a lot for your insightful comments Kirsti, we really appreciate them! I wanted to inform you that we are working on an automated BIM model checker tool and we would be happy to have you participate in the pilot phase. If you are interested you can contact support@bionova.fi. This new tool should solve the issues you have specified, as it will provide feedback and give suggestions on how to improve the model. Thanks again!

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Completely positive experience

Oct 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software capabilities allowing to achieve high score under BREEAM International certification are amongst the most valued features. Data import from *.IFC file when the file is of appropriate LOD reduce the amount of man-hours needed to complete the project.
As the administrator I have full access to projects that my colleagues are working on and can easily see the progress.

Beginner with the tool, very good support from Bionova

Oct 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Online, no software installation required
Revit Plug-in for easy export is very handy
Easy interface

Cons: Limited database of materials
When exported from Revit, it's hard to see what element is specified and which one isn't

Overall: Easy and quick LCA

We used One Click LCA in LEED and BREEAM projects and the software is easy and intuitive to use.

Oct 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really liked that One Click LCA is easy to use from day 1. No one wants a slow leaning curve. Moreover the vast database of materials help to get a LCA as accurate as possible to the built building. Last but not least I appreciated the multiple languages.

Cons: When we first used it, One Click LCA was not integrated with Archicad (nor Autocad) but it looks like that the latest version bridged that gap. I don't see other negative points, at least my perspective.

I'm using the program for my master thesis.

Oct 28, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The most important thing about the program is that it is easy to use. No difficulty in getting used to it.

Cons: Database should be enhanced. I have difficulty in finding related products that the actual building has.

Vendor Response

by Bionova on November 01, 2017

Hello, thanks so much for your review, which has highlighted an issue we have been recently working on. We have recently updated our filtering and search function, which has made finding products easier. We are also working on solving some naming inconsistencies that make it harder to find products and are due to the diversity of naming conventions among manufacturers. Moreover, we are working on enhancing the database with more generic materials. So hopefully you will see a lot of improvements in the upcoming months and you can also send EPDs you wish to be added to the database to support@bionova.fi, Thanks again and good luck for your thesis!

OneClick LCA is a simple and intuitional tool.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use the software. Every new user is able to learn fast how to work with this software.

Cons: Sometimes it is difficult to choose wich material is the most similar to the one in the project (if there are no material in the database). Nevertheless. with more and more expierience it is easier too pick the right one.

Overall: It is easy to see the environmental impact of the construction and the whole building proccess. The client is able to understand what "damages" it causes.

This tool is wonderful! I had a few issues starting off, but now am ready to run with it!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: #1 - The customer service is amazing! I have had people personally emailing me, setting up personal tutorials to make sure I got up and running. They reviewed my data to see why my results were not making sense to me.
#2 - This product could potentially take very little time for an evaluation, depending on the quality of data you start off with.
#3 - The results are easy to see, understand

Cons: My main complaint is that evaluating products is not as easy as I thought it would be.
1# You have to upload your data again if you find the value doesn't make sense and you picked a less environmentally friendly product.
2# It is hard to tell from the materials selection which product is better, how to spec it, and then go through the calculation process again.
It would be easier to be able to review results and go back to the selection screen.
Other than that, it looks like perhaps the US market needs to have more options included in the database.

Overall: Ability to start offering our clients this LEED service