The Story Of A Truly Sustainable Building

Here at eTool we are passionate about achieving genuinely sustainable buildings. We often hear people talking about energy, water, waste, transport, materials, and trying to address them all independently during the design process. But what really is a “sustainable building” … Continue reading

eTool Position Statement on Green Star Net Zero Label

Introduction eTool welcomes the initiative of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to introduce in 2016 a new label to recognise buildings that achieve ‘net zero’ impact in energy, carbon and water. The new ‘net zero’ label is a great initiative … Continue reading

eTool Team Photo 2016

It’s Been A Massive Year for eTool

eTool has had another great year in 2015 and it’s only going to get better in 2016. In 2015, we saw some steady growth – we’ve expanded our team, gone international, moved from a services to a software company and continually … Continue reading


eToolLCD Is Now IMPACT Certified

We have some great news…eToolLCD is now IMPACT certified! Developed by BRE, a world leading building science centre based in the UK, IMPACT is a specification and database for software developers to incorporate into their tools to enable consistent Life … Continue reading


Perth Stadium – Kicking Goals with LCA

As part of an overall environmental strategy stipulated by the State Government, LCA has been integrated into the design and construction of Perth Stadium.  eTool produced life cycle assessment analysis in three stages forming part of the overall design strategy as … Continue reading


Why Love LCD? – Henrique Mendonca

e love Life Cycle Design (LCD), which is why we’ve made it the core of our business. Earlier this year we launched our ‘Love LCD’ campaign where we ask each member of the team at eTool why they love LCD. There … Continue reading

LCD fact of the month

eTool FACT Of The Month – December 2015

The LCD fact of the month is related to how much carbon emissions is associated with household water use and treatment. The ratio varies between cities in Australia and globally. How much CO2e is associated with water? Perth has been … Continue reading

Joe Karten, Built

Featured User – Joe Karten

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 third featured user is Joe Karten from Built. Joe joined … Continue reading

The Leaders of LCA – How They Are Changing The Face of Sustainable Building

As we continue our transition towards more sustainable buildings and the imperative for carbon reduction continues to increase, the question of what exactly defines a sustainable building has come to the surface. To answer this question, and better define sustainable … Continue reading

bakershill birds

eTool’s Tree Planting

As you may be aware, here at eTool we are passionate about reducing Greenhouse gas pollution, and it’s not just when we are in the office but also in our spare time. Following on from last year’s successful weekend at … Continue reading