EPiC Grasshopper
(by André Stephan)
Enabling hybrid life cycle embodied environmental flows modelling for construction materials and assembly, using the EPiC database.
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EPiC Grasshopper enables a full integration of the EPiC Database (www.epicdatabase.com.au) of hybrid embodied environmental flows coefficients for construction materials into grasshopper. It enables quantifying stages A1-A3 within the life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings and infrastructure assets.

You can select any EPiC material from the EPiC database or create your own EPiC Custom Material and combine them into a range of EPiC assemblies (linear, surface, volumetric and item-based). These EPiC assemblies can combined into EPiC Built Assets too. Use the advanced EPiC Analysis component to visualise the results of your life cycle embodied energy, embodied water or embodied greenhouse gas emissions (also wrongly known as embodied carbon) analysis. You can breakdown results by material, by assembly, by total, or by material and assembly. The EPiC Analysis component also enables you to export results to a csv.

All our components are open-source, and the code is available on github, along with detailed explanations of the inputs and outputs of each EPiC Grasshopper component: https://github.com/hybridlca/EPiC_Grasshopper . Feel free to fork and experiment or improve!

Download demo files working with versions 1.01 and onwards here: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.22262491

EPiC Grasshopper is brought to you by the EPiC Database development team, namely André Stephan and Fabian Prideaux.

EPiC Grasshopper was funded by seed funding from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (www.uclouvain.be).

If you use EPiC Grasshopper in a scientific publication, please cite the following paper:

Stephan, A., Prideaux, F., & Crawford, R. H. (2024). EPiC grasshopper: A bottom-up parametric tool to quantify life cycle embodied environmental flows of buildings and infrastructure assets. Building and Environment, 248, 111077. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111077
 

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EPiC Grasshopper 1.02
2024-05-09
Grasshopper for Rhino 6 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 8 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 6 Mac
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 Mac
Grasshopper for Rhino 8 Mac
EPiC Grasshopper 1.01
2023-06-30
Grasshopper for Rhino 6 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 6 Mac
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 Mac
EPiC Grasshopper 1.00
2022-05-06
Grasshopper for Rhino 6 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 6 Mac
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 Mac
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