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Vectorworks Embodied Carbon Calculator Wins Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

Parul Dubey on August 23, 2023 - in Awards, News, Products, Technology

Vectorworks Honored with Bronze Level Award in 2023 International Business Awards.


Columbia, MD —Today, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. received the Bronze Stevie® Award in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year category for the 20th Annual International Business Awards®. Specifically, the Vectorworks Embodied Carbon Calculator (VECC) was recognized for its innovation and achievements in sustainability.


The VECC is a custom, pre-formatted interactive worksheet built into Vectorworks Architect that helps designers calculate embodied carbon levels of a project based on inputs and model quantities of materials. With this tool, designers can adhere to government and legislative bodies’ requirements in targeting net zero carbon emissions throughout the whole project lifecycle.


“The current climate crisis requires action to reduce emissions on a global scale and designers need solutions to help combat this challenge,” said Vectorworks Senior Architect Product Specialist and creator of the VECC Luka Stefanović. “By providing designers with tools like the VECC, it widens the spectrum of designers joining the cause and reinforces our commitment to the global sustainability agenda.”


The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide — public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small — are eligible to submit nominations. The 2023 IBAs received entries from organizations in 61 nations and territories.


More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  This year’s competition also featured a number of new categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ achievements in sustainability initiatives.


Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 230 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July.


“Nominations to the IBAs get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller.  “The winners have demonstrated that their organizations have set and achieved lofty goals and we congratulate them on their recognized achievements.”


The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at stevieawards.com/IBA.


Learn more about the software that lets you sketch, model and document from start to finish by visiting vectorworks.net/architect or experience Vectorworks Design Suite first-hand by trying a 7-day free trial.


About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how you can design without limits at vectorworks.net or follow @Vectorworks.


About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


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