RhinoCircular
(by circularconstruction)
RhinoCircular assesses a design's environmental impact with respect to material circularity and outputs material and building passports.
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RhinoCircular is a Grasshopper application developed by the Circular Construction Lab at Cornell University that allows users to evaluate the material circularity of design proposals in early design phases. It assesses a building design’s environmental impact with respect to its circularity: the degree to which design solutions minimize extraction and waste in favor of reusable, recyclable, and renewable material resources. RhinoCircular summarizes such information in a material or building passport directly on the Rhino drawing canvas for immediate feedback on design decisions.

This download includes the current grasshopper components (Version 1.1), as well as a library of 24 materials and 20 archetype constructions (.csv). The package also includes a sample canvas for your reference. 

The material library has been prepared referencing current and up-to-date environmental product declarations (EPD). The geographic boundaries of the provided dataset are set within North America and its scope aims to represent the industry's status quo of material pathways, dated 01/17/23. For more information on the database, please visit: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14063.92326/2

This application is in constant development and your feedback and comments are much appreciated.
Project credits go to Felix Heisel, Cameron Behning, Haotian Ma, Joseph McGranahan, Cameron Nelson, Vesela Petrova, Hongjun Wu.
For further information, please visit the Circular Construction Lab at http://ccl.aap.cornell.edu

Version 1.1 includes the following updates:
- Bug fixes 
- Added legend to the material passport
- Added geometry information to all components
- New data sorting component

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RhinoCircular 1.1.0
2023-Sep-26
RhinoCircular assesses a design's environmental impact with respect to material circularity and outputs material and building passports.
Rhino 6 Mac
Rhino 6 Win
Rhino 7 Mac
Rhino 7 Win
Sample Canvas
2023-01-20
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 Mac
Material and Archetype Database
2023-01-17
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 for Win
Grasshopper for Rhino 7 Mac
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