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Client diaries - real time updates!
Oct 15, 2021

It's amazing to see Cardinal LCA users ecstatic about the fast workflow and real-time impact analysis, which is also very easy to translate for the clients. Here is a recent video of how the plugin was used to test different material options for the facade frame.

Cardinal LCA founders present at the ACLCA 2021
Oct 10, 2021

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) 2021 Conference was held virtually from Sept 21-24, wherein our team presented the foundational work behind Cardinal LCA, done as part of the seminar at Harvard GSD instructed by Prof. Jonathan Grinham. Project titled ‘Early Stage Design LCA Calculation Framework within Grasshopper’ was presented as part of the Buildings & Power category.The conference proceedings shall be published soon on the ACLCA 2021 webpage.

Featured: Kritika Kharbanda on her journey
Oct 07, 2021

Recently, co-founder Kritika published her blog at oneistox’s learning hub, where she talks about her journey so far on becoming a Sustainability Engineer and Co-founder at Cardinal LCA. You can check out the teaser on this Instagram post, and can read the full blog article here.

It’s a win! Harvard WECode Startup Pitch Competition 2021 - 3rd Place
April 25, 2021

The co-founders won the 3rd prize at the Harvard WECode Startup Pitch Competition 2021, where the six finalist teams each gave an 8 min pitch followed by a 3 minute Q&A with the judges. Read more about the event here. The Harvard WECode (Women Engineers Code) Conference is organized by undergraduate women at Harvard University is the largest student-run women in tech conference in the world.

Student-Developed Environmental-Impact Assessment Tool Released for Grasshopper
October 25, 2021

Cardinal LCA, an early-stage environmental-impact assessment tool developed by Jessica Chen (MDes EE ’22) and Kritika Kharbanda (MDes EE ’23), was recently released as a Grasshopper plug-in. Designed for non-experts, the tool allows architects to analyze the environmental costs of material decisions in the early stages of the design process. Read more about article here.