One Click LCA acquires Generative-AI maker Buildrz

The acquisition will allow One Click LCA users to identify low-carbon projects before design is started and ensure code compliance.
One Click LCA acquires Generative-AI maker Buildrz

Environmental lifecycle assessment company for construction and manufacturing One Click LCA today announced its acquisition of BuildrzFrench maker of generative AI software for real estate opportunity analysis and feasibility studies. Together, the companies will extend their offering and bring integrated feasibility studies, cost analysis, and carbon analysis powered by a generative AI to their users.

One Click LCA helps architects, developers, and other players in the construction value chain decarbonise their projects by providing powerful, global lifecycle assessment, environmental product declaration, and sustainability solutions. 

Founded in 2016 in Paris, Buildrz supports property developers, architects, and local authorities at every phase of their real estate development projects, starting from site sourcing and extending through the permitting process.

Its SaaS-based real estate development platform enables property developers and architects to perform generative design to optimise buildable surfaces on any given plot while meeting the necessary urban planning requirements. 

Builderz real estate development platform.

The company evaluates land use change, net zero artificialisation, views and daylighting and economic value of the projects, enabling customers to identify and qualify sites that offer the best economic opportunities. 

It currently serves around 50 customers across France.

“At Buildrz, our goal is to provide developers and architects the tools to build more effectively and responsibly amid growing regulations and requirements,” says Manuel Verrier, Founder and CEO of Buildrz. 

“Powered by artificial intelligence and open data, our comprehensive platform allows users to go deeper in their analysis and make faster decisions at all project phases, ultimately saving developer teams an average of €100,000 annually.”

One Click LCA will bring its users an integrated feasibility study and cost and carbon analysis powered by generative AI. The combination will allow users to identify low-carbon projects before design is started and ensure code compliance.

“We’re very excited to join forces with Buildrz, and will be working together to bring out new tools that allow reducing cost and carbon emissions of projects starting from the pre-design stage, in France and globally,” says Panu Pasanen, Founder & CEO of One Click LCA. 

“Generative design significantly upgrades the capability of the real estate industryand allows creating better projects faster, which also are more successful in planning applications. 

With Buildrz, we pursue our strategy of global expansion, with an enhanced presence in France, and delivering to our users an end-to-end sustainability software platform for the built environment.”

The first joint solutions are targeted for the end of the yearand they will be made available to the customers through One Click LCA. Also, an integration of the existing tools is planned. With Buildrz, One Click LCA will serve customers in over 170 countries.

One Click LCA is supported by two minority investors, PSG Equity and InfraVia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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