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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 Co-Founder Alex Bruce’s family farm, the eTool team set off for round two of tree planting.

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Fei, Rich and Al from eTool as well as family, friends and academics from CUSP were prepared and excited for a full day of tree planting. This year Marri and Eucalyptus Grandis seeds were planted, that will grow into big beautiful trees that will help suck CO2 out of the atmosphere, reduce salinity and erosion while increase local biodiversity. Some of these trees will be utilised later in life for bio energy and potentially building products.


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It was great to see the next generation (Rich’s kids) planting trees and getting their hands dirty.

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We couldn’t have picked a better weekend if we tried as we were delivered with absolutely perfect weather. It started off as a beautiful sunny day and once all the trees were planted it started to rain, ideal to help water them in. Everyone was then delighted when the most amazing rainbow appeared.

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To finish off a successful day the adults rewarded themselves with a glass of red by the bonfire to solve the problems of the world.

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A great weekend spent, watching friends relax and chat while planting trees. We are all looking forward to next year already.


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New eTool Subscription Package For Researchers

To accommodate the rapid uptake of eToolLCD amongst research organisations, eTool have recently released a new subscription package for researchers to enable them to maximise the value of their eToolLCD experience. This new subscription type is available only to individuals engaged within a research organisation as defined by InnoviSCOP.

If you are engaged by a commercial entity to conduct work of a commercial nature using eToolLCD, then this subscription will prove fantastic value. While it provides similar features and reduced certification fees as a “Consultant” subscriber, the monthly fee is waived for the first 12 months. 

Over the last five years eTool has been involved in delivering a number of university and tertiary education courses and projects. As a result of the rapid global uptake of LCD in the built form, we are in the process of developing a resource package designed for progressive organisations wanting to integrate Life Cycle Design into their teaching.

If you are interested, please contact us so we can ensure the resources contain the right content and structure to meet the needs of your curriculum.

We’re hoping to see this help research organisations get more involved in the delivery of LCD into the built form industry and grow the knowledge and experience of the next generation of building design professionals, policy makers and other industry stakeholders. To subscribe or to see more details and T&C’s, please see the subscription page.