ENVI-met and One Click LCA partnership

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From today, One Click LCA, the world leader in life-cycle assessment (LCA) software for construction, becomes a strategic global reseller of ENVI-met, the world’s leading microclimate simulation software. This partnership supports businesses in delivering livable, heat-resistant, and climate-resilient projects and cities.

This collaboration allows One Click LCA to promote ENVI-met’s unique, integrated microclimate software among its suite of sustainability products. Urban planners and architects will benefit from a powerful toolset that combines One Click LCA’s comprehensive environmental impact assessments with ENVI-met’s advanced microclimate simulations, advancing urban design through informed, climate-adapted decision-making.

Pioneer of 3D microclimate simulation software

As a pioneer of holistic 3D microclimate simulation software, ENVI-met provides a fully integrated microclimate model. The software includes capabilities to model the long-term impacts of sun, wind, turbulence, radiation, and reflectance, as well as the effects of vegetation, green roofs and facades, water evaporation, permeability, and human heat stress experience. Based on over 20 years of research, ENVI-met integrates seamlessly with leading design tools, including Rhino, SketchUp, and QGIS.

ENVI-met’s calculation modules cover a wide range of scientific disciplines—from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics to plant physiology and soil science. The guiding principle is to integrate these diverse approaches into a holistic model where all elements interact as they do in the real world. This fundamentally distinguishes ENVI-met from other microclimate tools, which may calculate airflow or solar radiation without accounting for reflectance, thermal storage, impacts of vegetation, turbulence, humidity, and other factors.

Partnership with One Click LCA

This partnership with One Click LCA marks a significant step forward in providing innovative solutions for urban microclimate challenges and promoting the development of sustainable, resilient urban spaces.

Quote from ENVI-met’s CEO Daniela Bruse:

Strategic partnerships in urban development are essential to effectively address the complex challenges of urban microclimates. Identifying and implementing the best strategies to mitigate urban overheating and create liveable urban environments will be critical for architects, urban planners, and real estate developers in the coming years. I am excited about our new strategic partnership with One Click LCA. As a holistic climate simulation, ENVI-met considers all interactions between buildings, surfaces, plants, and the atmosphere in one model. By joining forces with One Click LCA, we will link human health and liveability with climate change mitigation.”

Quote from One Click LCA’s CEO Panu Pasanen:

“ENVI-met has earned its leading position in microclimate simulation through commitment to science, innovation, and improving urban life. One Click LCA is delighted to partner with ENVI-met to bring to our clients the capability to tackle climate resilience and adaptation, and improve human health on their projects, alongside life-cycle assessment, decarbonization, circularity and biodiversity. We are committed to support our clients with a holistic sustainability offering for their projects, of which this partnership is an integral part.

About ENVI-met:

Used in 145+ countries, ENVI-met is a German company specializing in innovative 3D modelling software designed to improve urban environments through detailed climate simulation. This tool enables architects, urban planners, and scientists to create virtual models of urban spaces and analyze how objects such as buildings, vegetation, and different materials interact with natural elements such as wind and sunlight. By simulating these interactions, ENVI-met provides insight into the microclimatic effects of urban design choices, helping to create cities that are both climate-adaptive and sustainable. One of ENVI-met’s newest features allows users to send virtual pedestrians through model outputs, providing a detailed analysis of how microclimatic conditions affect human comfort. Used in over a thousand studies worldwide, ENVI-met continues to drive innovation in urban design and is an essential tool for building the sustainable cities of the future. Learn more at envi-met.com.

About One Click LCA:

One Click LCA is a Helsinki-based tech company decarbonizing construction and manufacturing with world-leading, easy-to-use, and automated life-cycle assessment (LCA) to calculate and reduce the environmental impacts of building, infrastructure, and renovation projects — as well as construction and other manufactured products. It also enables manufacturers to generate and publish third-party verified EPDs, and allows assessment of circularity, life-cycle cost, and soon also biodiversity. One Click LCA is used in +170 countries. Its decarbonization platform includes a unique global database with +200,000 LCA datasets, and it supports +80 standards and certifications, including LEED, BREEAM, GRESB and other national regulations. One Click LCA was founded in Finland in 2001, and has a team of +200 people on all continents. In November 2023, One Click LCA announced €40M growth equity from PSG Equity and InfraVia Capital Partners. Learn more at: oneclicklca.com.