One Click LCA acquires Buildrz

The acquisition accelerates One Click LCA’s strategy to become the definitive end-to-end sustainability software platform for construction and manufacturing following its recent €40M investment round. Combined with One Click LCA’s world-leading construction sustainability platform, Buildrz’s generative AI platform helps decarbonize projects in strategy, feasibility, and planning.


Helsinki, Finland & Paris, France — 25 April 2024 — One Click LCA, the global leader in life-cycle assessment (LCA) software for construction and manufacturing, today announces its acquisition of Buildrz, the leading 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.

Buildrz: AI-driven platform that simplifies and enhances real estate development

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. Through its innovative SaaS-based real estate development platform, Buildrz is a one-stop tool for property developers and architects to perform generative design in order to optimize buildable surfaces on any given plot while also meeting the necessary urban planning requirements. Backed up by the database of urban plans, Buildrz evaluates land use change, net zero artificialization, views and daylighting and economic value of the projects, enabling customers to identify and qualify sites that offer the best economic opportunities. Currently, Buildz 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.”

In late 2023, One Click LCA secured a €40 million funding round led by InfraVia and PSG Equity to boost global growth. Buildrz’s complementary strength accelerates One Click LCA’s strategy to become the definitive end-to-end sustainability software platform for construction and manufacturing.

Complementary to Buildrz’s strengths, One Click LCA helps architects, developers, and other players in the construction value chain decarbonize their projects by providing powerful, global life-cycle assessment, environmental product declaration, and sustainability solutions. Together with Buildrz, One Click LCA will bring an integrated feasibility study and cost and carbon analysis powered by a generative AI to its users. The combination will allow users to identify low-carbon projects already before design is started, and ensures 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 industry, and 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.”

“A real estate project is always a complex balance between technical, economic, and environmental requirements, and we are thrilled to combine Buildrz’ generative design with One Click LCA’s expertise for carbon and sustainability,” says Manuel Verrier, CEO of Buildrz. “Joining forces with One Click LCA allows us to reach a global user base and provide critical solutions to transform the construction industry to become more efficient and sustainable.”


The first joint solutions are targeted for the end of the year, and 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.


About One Click LCA 

One Click LCA is a Helsinki-based tech company decarbonizing construction and manufacturing with world-leading, easy-to-use, and automated life-cycle assessment (LCA) to calculate and reduce the environmental impacts of building, infrastructure, and renovation projects — as well as construction and other manufactured products. It also enables manufacturers to generate and publish third-party verified EPDs, and allows assessment of circularity, life-cycle cost, and soon also biodiversity. One Click LCA is used in +170 countries. Its decarbonization platform includes a unique global database with +200,000 LCA datasets, and it supports +80 standards and certifications, including LEED, BREEAM, GRESB and other national regulations. One Click LCA was founded in Finland in 2001, and has a team of +180 people on all continents. In November 2023, One Click LCA announced €40M growth equity from PSG Equity and InfraVia Capital Partners. Learn more at:

About Buildrz 

Buildrz was established in 2016 to support real estate projects amid increasing environmental and regulatory complexity. The essence of Buildrz’s innovation lies in its algorithms, which are capable of generating a planning-compliant 3D model in minutes,  and hundreds of feasibility studies are run every week by Buildrz’s customers. Furthermore, the algorithms ensure compliance with local planning rules, increasing certainty, value and saving time. This gain in time and quality is revolutionary for real estate developers and architects, enabling them to adjust a project in real time to meet the expectations of all stakeholders, moving far beyond traditional paper-based planning. Learn more at