Commercial Building Inputs

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  • Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Systems: With the advanced templates and expressions functionality of  Version 2 eTool now gives uses much greater functionality for estimating operational energy loads.  Whilst eTool will never be a self contained thermal performances modelling tool, the output of such tools can now be used to estimate carbon emissions associated with different heating and cooling systems, on different grids and using different fuel sources.
  • Lighting: Use the eTool templates wizard to estimate the environmental burdens associated with different lighting systems.
  • Generic Tenancy Templates: Select from a number of pre-defined tenancy templates that estimate the energy loads of the space based on industry average figures.

Example: Custom Road Template

This video shows you how to build custom templates so that you can add in bespoke elements to your LCA such as transport. We have used a road as an example to show you how eTool LCA can be used to analyse and compare civil structures or infrastructure.

Solar System Scenarios

Life Cycle cost and sustainability affect of adding a solar system to a residential house.

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.