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Vectorworks Embodied Carbon Calculator Wins Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

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Vectorworks Embodied Carbon Calculator Wins Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

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

Columbia, MD (August 22, 2023)—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

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



About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a globally leading software provider for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and enable creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructures more efficiently and sustainably and develop digital content such as visualizations, films and computer games more creatively. The software provider is driving innovations such as digital twins as well as open standards (OPEN BIM), and sustainability in the AEC/O industry, constantly expanding its portfolio by also investing in deep-tech startups. Currently more than seven million users worldwide are shaping the world with the customer-focused solutions of our four divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,600 experts globally.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company generated revenues amounting to EUR 801.8 million and an EBITDA of EUR 257.0 million in 2022.


Jeremy Powell

Jeremy Powell

VP Marketing Vectorworks +1 443.542.0652