UK-based Rapiere’s cloud-hosted software “calculates embodied carbon, whole-life energy use, and creates live cost models and comparisons”
Rapiere, “a unique system designed by the industry for the industry and [representing] the next generation carbon, energy and cost modelling platform for the built environment which runs in the cloud” is being launched at this week’s Ecobuild exhibition in London, 3-5 March 2015.
The email I received mentions the involvement of Architype, Chapman BDSP, GreenSpace Live and the Sweett Group. The product will be demonstrated on stand N7011 and there are also two presentation sessions scheduled for Wednesday 4 March (potential attendees are urged to email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information about the system on the website is currently sparse (Update [3 March 2015] – more information is now available on the website); Architype’s website gives a little more background. The current one-page Rapiere website says:
Rapiere Software came out of a research project. Designed by the AEC industry for the industry, it is the only next-generation, early design stage, BIM compatible solution that simultaneously performs cost, energy and carbon analysis in the cloud.
Some readers may recall I mentioned Rapiere last year. Prior to the closure of SaaS construction collaboration Cadweb in July 2014, CEO Francis Newman was one of five founding directors of Rapiere Software, incorporated in October 2013, which was developing a web-based decision support tool for design of low impact buildings. Environmental issues have been a recurring theme for Francis; while at Cadweb, he devised the company’s ‘Football pitch’ reporting tools showing how much paper was being saved by using an online document collaboration system.