The Chrysalis is shedding

  • Date: 16/10/2011
The Chrysalis is shedding

If you missed the first flight of the BLP Butterfly, BLP is repeating the introductory presentation that it hosted in September as part of the World Green Building Week.

That event launched Butterfly and prompted a lively discussion amongst the audience of construction and environmental professionals.

The next presentation is on Wednesday 16 November 08:30-10:00 at BLP’s offices 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST is free, but please register with BLP as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Jeff Maxted, Peter Mayer and Robert Klaschka will show how this carbon design and decision tool can change the way that the building industry calculates the costs of carbon and the impact of each decision in the design and construction of residential property.

Butterfly has evolved from BLP's successful Life Cycle Costing tool, which integrates their construction durability database that has been built up over the last 25 years and which is already in use amongst industry professionals looking to make design choices on the basis of life cycle cost. The first version of the Butterfly tool will be for use in residential new and existing buildings.

At the launch, delegates quizzed Jeff, Peter and Robert with detailed, technical and specific subjects for nearly two hours and the final question from many was “When can we have it?”

Jeff explained: “It was an excellent dialogue at a very high level and Peter and Robert came away with even more ideas for Butterfly’s development. I think Butterfly excited our delegates because they saw, for the first time, that we have developed a single tool that will have reliable data and processes and together we can advance the UK’s green building agenda exponentially.  And the answer to the question “When can we have it?” is late 2012.”

For more information or to reserve your place at the next presentation please email

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