What is SURAP?
The Sustainable Resource Application (SURAP) is a software solution for assessing the climate, energy, material and water footprints of construction projects over their entire life cycle from planning to demolition. With SURAP, a wide variety of stakeholders – including building planners and architects- can perform an analysis and optimization of environmental impacts in the construction project at the early planning stages. In this way, instruments for climate and resource protection (e.g. circularity and lightweight construction) are taken into account and quantified in the various planning phases.
SURAP is in an advanced stage of development and will be integrated as a plug-in into the digital building model of BIM software. In the future, SURAP can be used to quantify environmental impacts even without a BIM application.