Run An LCA Report

Once you’ve compared and improved your design, watch this video to show you how to generate your LCA results report which compares your design against an industry benchmark.

Improve Your Design

The most important part of using eTool – reducing the environmental impact of your design!!!  It’s also a very easy process, once you know where the hotspots are it’s very easy to make positive changes.  Once you’ve completed your design, watch this video to see how you can improve your original design by swapping materials or adding renewable energy systems for example.

Certify Your Design

Once you’ve completed and refined your design, watch this video to understand the certification process and how to have your designed assessed by and eTool engineer.

Check Your Design

Once you’ve finished populating your design, this video will tell you how to check that you’ve included everything you need in the design by generating a completion report. Before using this report, you may want to watch the Operational Energy Wizard video to check you’ve input your operational energy information correctly.

Add & Edit Templates

In this video, we show you how to use the template wizard and start populating your design including walls, internal finish, materials and assembly.

Add & Edit Design Elements

Using your new building design, we will show you how to populate the templates with data, starting with the foundations and assembly.

Add & Edit Designs

In this video, we navigate through a couple of previous projects and start creating a new building design. We will compare current industry benchmarks  and construction types and talk about low carbon design principles.

Add & Edit Buildings/Structures

In this video, we take you through adding your building to the software including establishing design life and editing some of the structural information.

Add & Edit Projects

The video takes you through adding your project to the software, covering design specifics such as transport locations, building type, builder information and understanding how this information affects the outcome.

Software Introduction

The Problem

 

 

One of our favourite graphics explained!

 

Information gathering

 

The first step in any LCA is retrieving the information that you would like to model. You can download our information request example here 00 PDR V7.7 IMPACT Information requirements

 

Cut-off Rules

 

Knowing when to say when is a crucial part of effective LCA modelling

 

Initial Model Set-up

 

Setting up the basic project, structure and model hierarchy.

 

Advanced Usage of Templates

 

The most effective method for building up your LCA model is using templates.

 

How to record Recommendations in eToolLCD.

 

Where the fun really begins!

 

How to use the bulk swap function in eToolLCD.

 

Handy function for running materials swap recommendations

 

How to use expressions in eToolLCD

 

 

How to make improvements to your eToolLCD design.

 

 

How to generate Reports in eToolLCD