Version 5.5 Build 01

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.5 Build 0109:

The following software hot fix has been made in Version 5.5, Build 0109, released in February 2024:

General Changes

  1. Custom Concrete Calcination: Calcination results for custom concretes (including CAN and USA benchmark mixes) were showing 0 values, that has been corrected. Note that the Calcination portion of GWP is extracted and displayed for information only, but Calcination effects are and have been included in the GWP results, so GWP results will not change from previous versions. No changes were made to concrete blocks and brick, precasts, mortar and grouts.

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.5 Build 0108:

The following software hot fix has been made in Version 5.5, Build 0108, released in December 2023:

General Changes

  1. Envelopes: Extruded Polystyrene-Wall (HFO 2021) and Extruded Polystyrene-Roof (HFO 2021) selections were not available in envelopes, that has been corrected. They were available in Extra Materials and continue to be so. No changes to the background data.

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.5 Build 0107:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.5, Build 0107, released in December 2023:

General Changes

  1. Per Unit Area Graphs: A bug was fixed where results in per ft2 graphs were not being calculated correctly. Per m2 graphs are unchanged.
  2. Doors Sizes: Doors can now be modeled with variable heights and widths.
  3. Material Base Units: Change Non SI base units to SI Base units. Users will not notice the change, but several materials with Imperial base units have been updated to SI units and their data updated to reflect the changes. Also, structural calculations that use these materials have been updated to the new units. For example, lumber was previously based on a thousand board feet (Mbfm) unit, and it has been changed to m3. Plywood and OSB have been changed from 1000 ft2 (msf on a 3/8" basis) to m2 (on a 9mm basis). The roofing materials have been changed from a Square (100sf) to m2.
  4. ICF Walls: Insulated Concrete Form wall insulation has been changed from Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) to Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).
  5. Door and Curtain Wall Glazing: The material Glazing Panel (tonnes) has been discontinued and has been replaced with Double Glazed Soft Coated Argon (m2) in Curtain Wall and Doors.
  6. Curtain Wall Insulation: The spandrel panel insulation has been changed from Fiberglass Batt to Mineral Wool Batt (medium density)
  7. Biogenic and Calcination GWP: Biogenic GWP and Calcination GWP included in GWP total and reported separately in LCA Results tables.
  8. Biogenic GWP: Biogenic GWP calculations removed from Module D and reported in A1-A3, A5 and C3-C4 as per ISO 21930.
  9. LCI Tables Discontinued: LCI tables (Energy Consumption, Air Emissions, Water Emissions, Land Emissions, Resource Use) are no longer available to view or export.
  10. New Bill of Materials by Assembly: A new Bill of Materials by Assembly is available. This is meant as helper in the upcoming IE4B web application BOM import.

Database Changes

  1. Updated data: Electricity data updated to Ecoinvent 3.8 profiles for Canadian provinces and US NERC regions
  2. Updated data: Portland Cement - updated US to 2020 PCA LCA data and Canada to 2023 CAC LCA data
  3. Updated data: Portland Lime Cement - updated US to 2020 PCA LCA data, and Canada to regional 2023 CAC LCA data
  4. Updated data: Mortar - updated profiles with new US and Canadian Cement profiles
  5. Updated data: Grout-Fine - updated profiles with new US and Canadian Cement profiles
  6. Updated data: Grout-Coarse - updated profiles with new US and Canadian Cement profiles
  7. Updated data: 4",6",8",10" and 12" Normal Weight and Lightweight Concrete Block -updated Canadian profiles to regional CCMPA 2022 LCA, US profiles updated with 2020 PCA cement LCA data
  8. Updated data: Precast Concrete - updated Canadian profiles to regional CPCI 2022 LCA, US profiles updated to CPCI/CPI 2019 North American LCA
  9. Updated data: Precast Panel - updated Canadian profiles to regional CPCI 2022 LCA, US profiles updated to CPCI/CPI 2019 North American LCA
  10. Updated data: Precast Insulated Panel - updated Canadian profiles to regional CPCI 2022 LCA, US profiles updated to CPCI/CPI 2019 North American LCA
  11. Updated data: Precast Insulated Panel with Brick Veneer - discontinued, replaced by Precast Insulated Panel
  12. Updated data: Slag Cement - updated to 2021 SCA North American LCA
  13. Updated data: Ready Mix Concrete Plant Process - updated Canadian profiles to CRMCA 2022 LCA (A3), and US profiles to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA (A3)
  14. Updated data: Concrete Benchmark USA 2500 psi - updated mixes to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA
  15. Updated data: Concrete Benchmark USA 3000 psi - updated mixes to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA
  16. Updated data: Concrete Benchmark USA 4000 psi - updated mixes to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA
  17. Updated data: Concrete Benchmark USA 5000 psi - updated mixes to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA
  18. Updated data: Concrete Benchmark USA 6000 psi - updated mixes to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA
  19. Updated data: Concrete Benchmark USA 8000 psi - updated mixes to NRMCA v3 2020 LCA
  20. Updated data: Semi finished structural steel products updated to AISI 2020 LCA. Fabrication energy of finished products modeled to Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles
  21. Updated data: Wide Flange Sections-Semi finished structural steel products updated to AISI 2020 LCA. Fabrication energy of finished products modeled to Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles
  22. Updated data: Hot Rolled Sheet-Semi finished structural steel products updated to AISI 2020 LCA. Fabrication energy of finished products modeled to Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles
  23. Updated data: Cold Rolled Sheet-Semi finished structural steel products updated to AISI 2020 LCA. Fabrication energy of finished products modeled to Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles
  24. Updated data: Galvanized Sheet-Semi finished structural steel products updated to AISI 2020 LCA. Fabrication energy of finished products modeled to Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles
  25. Updated data: Steel Plate-Semi finished structural steel products updated to AISI 2020 LCA. Fabrication energy of finished products modeled to Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles
  26. Updated data: Semi finished reinforcing steel products updated to CSRI 2022 LCA
  27. Updated data: Rebar-Semi finished reinforcing steel products updated to CSRI 2022 LCA
  28. Updated data: Wire Rod-Semi finished reinforcing steel products updated to CSRI 2022 LCA
  29. Updated data: Nails-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  30. Updated data: Screws Nuts & Bolts-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  31. Updated data: Welded Wire Mesh-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  32. Updated data: Open Web Joists-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  33. Updated data: Hollow Structural Steel-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  34. Updated data: Steel Tubing-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  35. Updated data: Galvanized Decking-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  36. Updated data: Galvanized Studs-Fabrication energy of finished products modeled with Canadian and US electricity and fuel profiles and added to semi finished profiles
  37. Updated data: MBS Primary Frames-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  38. Updated data: MBS Secondary Components (purlins,girts,bracing)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  39. Updated data: MBS Metal Roof Cladding Commercial (24 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  40. Updated data: MBS Metal Roof Cladding Commercial (26 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  41. Updated data: MBS Metal Wall Cladding Commercial (26 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  42. Updated data: MBS Metal Wall Cladding Commercial (24 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  43. Updated data: Metal Wall Cladding Residential (30 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  44. Updated data: Metal Wall Cladding Commercial (26 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  45. Updated data: Metal Roof Cladding Residential (30 Ga.)-Metal Building System products updated to MBMA 2021 LCA
  46. Updated data: Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2018 LCA, BC to FII 2023 LCA and US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  47. Updated data: Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried-Id - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2018 LCA, BC to FII 2023 LCA and US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  48. Updated data: Softwood Plywood-Id 34 - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2019 LCA, BC to FII 2023 LCA and US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  49. Updated data: Glulam Sections - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2019 LCA, BC to FII 2023 LCA and US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  50. Updated data: Laminated Veneer Lumber - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2019 LCA, US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  51. Updated data: Wood I Joist Process (A3) - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2019 LCA, US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  52. Updated data: Oriented Strand Board - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2019 LCA, US profiles to CORRIM 2020 LCA
  53. Updated data: Cross Laminated Timber - updated Canadian profiles to CWC 2020 LCA, BC to FII 2023 LCA, US LCA, using Canadian profile
  54. Updated data: Wood Bevel Siding - previously Spruce Bevel Siding - updated using Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried profiles
  55. Updated data: Wood Tongue and Groove Siding - previously Spruce Tongue and Groove Siding - updated using Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried profiles
  56. Updated data: Wood Shiplap Siding - previously Spruce Shiplap Siding - updated using Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried profiles
  57. Discontinued material: Cedar Wood Bevel Siding - discontinued - replaced by Wood Bevel Siding
  58. Discontinued material: Pine Wood Bevel Siding - discontinued - replaced by Wood Bevel Siding
  59. Discontinued material: Cedar Wood Tongue and Groove Siding - discontinued - replaced by Wood Tongue and Groove Siding
  60. Discontinued material: Pine Wood tongue and groove siding - discontinued - replaced by Wood Tongue and Groove Siding
  61. Discontinued material: Cedar Wood Shiplap Siding - discontinued - replaced by Wood Shiplap Siding
  62. Discontinued material: Pine Wood Shiplap Siding - discontinued - replaced by Wood Shiplap Siding
  63. Updated data: 1/2" Glass Mat Gypsum Panel - updated to GA 2021 North American LCA
  64. Updated data: 5/8" Glass Mat Gypsum Panel - updated to GA 2021 North American LCA
  65. Updated data: 1/2" Lightweight Gypsum Board - updated to GA 2020 North American LCA (renamed from 1/2" Regular Gypsum Board)
  66. Updated data: 5/8" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board - updated to GA 2020 North American LCA
  67. Updated data: 1/2" Regular Gypsum Board - replaced by 1/2" Lightweight Gypsum Board
  68. Discontinued material: 5/8" Regular Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 5/8" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board
  69. Discontinued material: 1/2" Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 1/2" Lightweight Gypsum Board
  70. Discontinued material: 5/8" Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 5/8" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board
  71. Discontinued material: 1/2" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 1/2" Lightweight Gypsum Board
  72. Discontinued material: 5/8" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 5/8" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board
  73. Discontinued material: 1/2" Gypsum Fibre Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 1/2" Lightweight Gypsum Board
  74. Discontinued material: 5/8" Gypsum Fibre Gypsum Board - discontinued, replaced by 5/8" Fire-Rated Type X Gypsum Board
  75. Updated data: PVC Membrane 48 mil - updated to CFFA 2020 LCA
  76. New material: TPO membrane-45 mil - added from SPRI 2023 EPD
  77. New material: TPO membrane-60 mil - added from SPRI 2023 EPD
  78. New material: TPO membrane-80 mil - added from SPRI 2023 EPD
  79. Updated data: EPDM membrane-non reinforced,60 mil - previously EPDM membrane (black, 60 mil) - updated to SPRI 2022 EPD
  80. New material: EPDM membrane-non reinforced,45 mil - added from SPRI 2022 EPD
  81. New material: EPDM membrane-non reinforced,90 mil - added from SPRI 2022 EPD
  82. Updated data: EPDM membrane-reinforced,60 mil - previously EPDM membrane (white, 60 mil) - updated to SPRI 2022 EPD
  83. New material: EPDM membrane-reinforced,45 mil - added from SPRI 2022 EPD
  84. New material: EPDM membrane-reinforced,75 mil - added from SPRI 2022 EPD
  85. Updated data: Blown Cellulose-Wall - previously Blown Cellulose - updated to industry EPD (see user guide)
  86. New material: Loose Fill Cellulose-Roof - added - updated to industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  87. Updated data: Extruded Polystyrene-Wall (HFC 2018) - previously Extruded Polystyrene - updated to industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  88. New material: Extruded Polystyrene-Roof (HFC 2018)- added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  89. New material: Extruded Polystyrene-Wall (HFO 2021)- added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  90. New material: Extruded Polystyrene-Roof (HFO 2021)- added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  91. Updated data: Polyiso Foam Board-Wall (GRFF faced) - previously PolyIsocyanurate Foam- updated to industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  92. New material: Polyiso Foam Board-Roof (GRF faced)- added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  93. Updated data: Mineral Wool Batt (low density) - previously Mineral Wool Batt R11-15- updated to industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  94. New material: Mineral Wool Batt (medium density)- added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  95. New material: Mineral Wool Batt (high density)- added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  96. Discontinued material: MW Batt R20 - discontinued - replaced by Mineral Wool Batt (low density)
  97. Discontinued material: MW Batt R30 - discontinued - replaced by Mineral Wool Batt (low density)
  98. Discontinued material: MW Batt R40 - discontinued - replaced by Mineral Wool Batt (low density)
  99. Discontinued material: MW Batt R50 - discontinued - replaced by Mineral Wool Batt (low density)
  100. Updated data: Fiberglass Batt (low density) - previously Fibreglass Batt R11-15 - updated to industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  101. New material: Fiberglass Batt (medium density) - added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  102. Discontinued material: FG Batt R20 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Batt (low density)
  103. Discontinued material: FG Batt R30 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Batt (low density)
  104. Discontinued material: FG Batt R40 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Batt (low density)
  105. Discontinued material: FG Batt R50 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Batt (low density)
  106. Updated data: Fiberglass Loose Fill - previously Fibreglass Loose Fill Open Blow R13-20 - updated to industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  107. New material: Loose Fill Cellulose-Roof - added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  108. Discontinued material: FG LF Open Blow R21-30 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  109. Discontinued material: FG LF Open Blow R31-40 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  110. Discontinued material: FG LF Open Blow R41-50 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  111. Discontinued material: FG LF Open Blow R51-60 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  112. Discontinued material: FG LF Cavity Fill R15 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  113. Discontinued material: FG LF Cavity Fill R22 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  114. Discontinued material: FG LF Cavity Fill R30 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  115. Discontinued material: FG LF Cavity Fill R38 - discontinued - replaced by Fiberglass Loose Fill
  116. New material: Spray PUR Foam-HFO-Closed Cell - added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  117. New material: Spray PUR Foam-HFO-Open Cell - added - updated from industry EPD(s) (see user guide)
  118. Updated data: Glazing Panels - updated material lifespans to 30 years - harmonized with window frames
  119. Updated data: Window Frames- updated material lifespans to 30 years - harmonized with glazing panels
  120. Updated data: Paints - updated material lifespans to 10 years - previously 5
  121. Updated data: Bricks - updated material lifespans to 75 years - previously none
  122. Updated data: Precast panels - updated material lifespans to 75 years - previously none
  123. Updated data: Stucco - updated material lifespans to 50 years - previously 35
  124. Updated data: Natural Stone - updated material lifespans to 75 years - previously none
 
 
 
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