To learn more about LCA and Tally watch the recorded webinars below. Topics range from LCA for designers to interpreting data and achieving the LEED v4 Whole Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction credit.

Tally 2018 New Features

Wed, Jul 12, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

The latest update to Tally, released to coincide with the release of Revit 2018, brings several new features that further streamline LCA practices. The update aligns with continually evolving industry standards for LCA while meeting additional customer requests. This webinar demonstrates these new features and ensures that you can take full advantage of Tally’s capabilities.

Earning LEED v4 Credit with Tally: A Case Study

June 21st, 2017 2:00 – 2:30 PM EST

This webinar explores how Tally was used on a university residential project to earn the Exemplary Performance designation for the LEED v4 Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction credit. Tally developers offered specific examples of impact reductions achieved on this project, share best practices, and explain strategies for LEED v4 credit documentation. This webinar helps advanced Tally users achieve the lowest possible environmental impacts, and gives new Tally users insight into the straightforward process of performing LCA.

Proving the Value of LCA

May 31st, 2017 2:00 – 2:30 PM EST

This 30-minute webinar offers insight into one of the most challenging aspects of implementing Life Cycle Assessment in your practice: convincing your firm, staff, and clients of its benefits. Whether you’re faced with misconceptions about the meaning, process, time commitment, or cost of incorporating LCA, this webinar will help you win over your audience by sharing approaches to effectively communicate the ease of integrating LCA. The webinar was led by Tally developers Roderick Bates and Efrie Friedlander, who illustrate the importance and value of LCA to architectural projects.

Tally and LEED v4: Turning LCA into Credits

May 10th, 2017 3:30 – 4:00 PM EST

This 30-minute webinar introduces the LEED v4 Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction credit (Option 4), explains its scope, and guides you through some of its complexities. The course focuses on Tally’s newly released Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction Credit Submission Guide, which explains in detail how you can use Tally to achieve LEED v4 credit. Tally developers Roderick Bates and Efrie Friedlander will share their firsthand submission experiences, take you through the submission guide, and answer your most challenging questions so that you can submit your projects with confidence.

Tally Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

December 7th, 2016 2:30 – 3:00 PM EST

As developers of Tally, KieranTimberlake users have unique ways of streamlining Tally workflows to make the integration of LCA with Revit as easy as possible. In this webinar we will share our favorite tricks with Tally, some even going beyond LCA specific applications by demonstrating how Tally can be a helpful tool for quality assuring a Revit model. This webinar is perfect for streamlining how new users work in Tally and enabling experienced users to get the most out of the software.

Comparing Environmental Impacts in Revit: Concept through Construction

September 21st, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Learn how to perform iterative Life Cycle Assessments to provide different results at various stages in a project’s development. Compare design options during conceptual design and perform whole building Life Cycle Assessments in later phases.

Conducting a Life Cycle Assessment throughout a design process is essential to systematically lowering a project’s environmental impact. Changing designs and materials late in a project in order to decrease environmental impact is often not feasible for cost and time reasons. This session will take participants through the process of using a project BIM model and conducting assessments of an appropriate scale and resolution for each project phase, allowing for rapid and efficient assessments at the same pace as routine architectural design decisions are made. Whether they have only the earliest design sketches or are well into Design Development or construction documents, webinar participants will learn how to conduct and use Tally to generate useful life cycle assessments.

Interpreting Tally Environmental Impact Reports

Septermber 28th, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Learn to interpret environmental impact data in order to make meaningful choices during design. Understand Life Cycle Assessment impact categories, and discuss the difference between design option comparisons and whole building assessments.

Life Cycle Assessment as a methodology is new to architects, but awareness is growing. This session will provide an introduction to the principles of Life Cycle Assessment, along with the protocols and rules for conducting an assessment. This information will then be applied to analyzing LCA reports generated by the Tally software, reflecting various scopes and assessment types frequently engaged by architects. The instruction will include an overview of the types of impact categories represented in the Tally output reports, an in-depth review of the report generated by each assessment type, and how to drill down into results to review specific high-impact areas and understand their implications for design. Lastly, the session will demonstrate how the supporting documentation provided with Tally output reports can be used to interpret and quality assure the LCA report.

Achieving LEED Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction Credits with Tally Software

October 12th, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

This session is an overview of new LEED credits for Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction, achievable with Tally. Learn how to define the scope of your assessment to meet LEED requirements, create a baseline, and compare reports to determine compliance.

Tally represents an effective means of achieving the LEED credits for Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction by leveraging the design model. This session will provide an overview of the credit, discussing credit language and the options available for meeting the guidelines. The specific requirements of the model will be shown, including the appropriate scope necessary for compliance as well as the selection of impact categories and the mandated levels of improvement. The session will also discuss the complex issue of baseline buildings, including which components must be included and options for their generation. We will conclude with the generation of the reports required for credit documentation.