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Featured User – Ken Long

We now have over 1,800 registered eToolLCD users across 61 different countries and we’d like to take a moment each month to celebrate some of our amazing users who are working towards a more sustainable future.

Our second featured user is Ken Long from dsquared Consulting. Ken joined the eToolLCD community in May 2015 and has completed one full LCA to EN15978 standards and is now working on his second.

This month we asked Ken the following two questions:

  • What does sustainable building mean to you?

I view sustainable buildings as an opportunity for humans to live, work and play in environments which actively benefits their personal health and the health of their local ecology. I view the creation of sustainable buildings as a very important piece towards lowering the impact of human societies on our environment, but also establishing environments which promote human well being. Professionally, sustainable buildings are also my opinion of best practice and showcase the pinnacle of design innovation and practicality.

  • What inspires you about life cycle design?
Life cycle analysis is able to enrich the design process, as it forces the design team to not only think about building operations, but also what the building is made from and where is the materials coming from. It adds another lens for project teams to evaluate the impact of the building on the environment. The LCA process also reinforces that a building does not only impact the site it sits on, but also has impacts far away from where it stands which must be thoroughly considered.

 

One Brighton Life Cycle Assessment Report

eTool completed a post construction Life Cycle Assessment of the One Brighton development the report can be found below.  The assessment provided some interesting results and lessons surrounding materials choice and centralised biomass heating.

BioRegional One Brighton Lifecycle assessment report final

Project: One Brighton

Client: Bioregional