Metas de redução de impacto ambiental

As emissões globais de CO2 na construção civil são responsáveis por 38% ou seja 9,95 Giga toneladas correspondentes a energia relacionada  à indústria da construção civil. 

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Em 2019 as emissões atingiram o nível mais alto já visto, de acordo com o último relatório Relatório de Situação Global 2020 para Edifícios e Construção

No entanto, em 2020 com a pandemia, houveram muitas paralisações que ajudaram na redução que será contabilizado no próximo relatório anual. Oportunidades apareceram para incentivar a renovação de edifícios e padrões de desempenho para edifícios recém-construídos, assim ajudando a reduzir também as emissões e promover a sustentabilidade no setor. Governos priorizam estímulo após Covid-19 para edifícios de baixo carbono.
50% das emissões diretas e 60% das emissões indiretas deverão ser reduzidas até 2030, para que atinja a neutralidade climática proposta pelo tratado de Paris (COP 21) até 2050. Essa redução equivale a 6% ao ano até 2030. ¹

Emissões no Brasil

No Brasil as emissões em 2019 foram 2,17 GtCO2. Que condiz 9,6% a mais que em 2018, conforme estudo feito pelo observatório do clima, Sistema de Estimativas de Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa (SEEG)5. De acordo com esse resultado, o Brasil ocupa a sexta posição no ranking dos países que mais polui a atmosfera.³

No setor de processos industriais de materiais para construção civil contabilizou 99,1 MtCO2e. Equivalente a 5% das emissões brutas nacionais. Houve uma queda de 2% comparado com o ano anterior.  As principais fontes dessas emissões são da produção do setor de cimento, ferro-gusa e aço. 4

 

Exemplo: Edifício Comercial

Área total construída 10.000 m²

Vida útil estimada = 80 anos

Cenário Atual – Prática de Mercado

Total de emissões em 80 anos = 20.000 tCO2

Total de emissões por m2 (80 anos) = 2.000 kg CO2 / m2

Total de emissões por m2 por ano = 25 kg CO2/ano/m²

Proporção dos impactos:

  • Impactos Operacionais – 50% (Energia, Água)
  • Impactos Incorporados – 50% (Materiais, transporte, construção, manutenção e fim de vida)

Impactos ao longo de 80 anos em toneladas de CO2:

AnoOperacionalIncorporadoTotal Emissões
2020070007000
203012503758625
2040125075010625
20501250112513000
2080375075017500
21002500020000

Cenário Proposto 1

  • Redução do impacto incorporado = 60%
  • Redução do Impacto Operacional = 100% 
    • Net Zero Carbono Operacional através de Geração / Injeção energia na rede.
AnoOperacionalIncorporado
202002575
203002950
204003325
205003700
208004825
210005575

Cenário Proposto 2 

  • Redução Impacto Incorporado = 60%
  • Redução Impacto Operacional = 100% 
    • Net Zero Carbono Operacional através de Geração / Injeção energia na rede
    • Excesso de geração é injetada na rede e gera crédito de carbono para o projeto
    • Compensação com créditos de carbono (Carbon offsets)
AnoOperacionalIncorporadoCrédito de CarbonoTotal Emissões
202002575-25750
2030-375295000
2040-375332500
2050-375370000
2080-1125482500
2100-750557500

Cenário Proposto 3 

  • Redução Impacto Incorporado = 60%
  • Redução Impacto Operacional = 100% 
    • Net Zero Carbono Operacional através de Geração / Injeção energia na rede
    • Excesso de geração é injetada na rede e gera crédito de carbono para o projeto
    • Maior capacidade de geração, dispensa uso de créditos de carbono.
AnoOperacional (Crédito)IncorporadoTotal Emissões
2020025752575
2030-6973752253
2040-6973751931
2050-6973751609
2080-20911125643
2100-1394750-1

Referências:

Emissões do setor de construção civil atingiram recordes em 2019 – relatório da ONU

Launched: 2020 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT FOR BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION | Globalabc

Brasil é o sétimo maior emissor de CO2 do mundo. As emissões caíram ou aumentaram?

Agropecuária foi responsável por 73% da emissão de CO2 do Brasil em 2019

Emissões de CO2 caíram em 2,4 bilhões de toneladas devido à pandemia

Gases de Efeito Estufa 2020

NCC 2022 and NatHERS Star Ratings – eTool Position Statement

NCC 2022 are proposing some dramatic improvements in residential energy use. This is, in principal a fantastic development and one that eTool very much supports. We do however feel that mandating 7 star NatHERS performance carries some risk and isn’t the most effective deployment of available capital for rapid decarbonisation. The reason is simple, there is much lower hanging fruit available in areas not covered by the NCC proposed changes.  It’s also highly likely that the 7 Star requirements will lead to net-negative outcomes for the planet.

See below examples of the life cycle impacts (Global Warming Potential) of three detached residential buildings designs in each capitol city (averaged) selected because of their ubiquity (the homes selected are very standard display home products), plus an overall national population weighted average. Due to their relatively large size (and hence large thermal loads in comparison to other impacts) they represent a somewhat “best case” scenario of what improving thermal performance can achieve. The charts below indicate that moving from 6 to 7 stars doesn’t significantly move the needle on life cycle global warming impacts.  Although moving from 6 to 7 stars delivers a 25% (average) saving in heating and cooling energy requirements, it only results in an average 2% reduction in life cycle impacts.

Life Cycle Impacts of 7 Star NatHERS NCC 2022

While this change could make sense for particularly hot or particularly cold climates, such as Darwin, Hobart and Canberra, it makes significantly less sense for the more temperate areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.  So, the question is, can Australian new home buyers get better bang for buck elsewhere?  The “Other Impacts” are broad (see below for a breakdown for the population weighted average example), but the two largest categories are outside of the proposed scope for NCC 2022.  So, while eTool are supportive of improved thermal performance of buildings, we also see inherent risk associated with targeting this strategy in isolation.  That is because, for homes to “rate” 7 stars in many temperature climates they require a lot of thermal mass (e.g. brick and concrete), so what the 2022 NCC may end up doing is discouraging the use of low carbon materials such as timber in preference of brick and concrete for thermal mass.  This will in turn result in higher life cycle material impacts and ultimately higher net impacts, working against the intended goals of the amendments (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions).

Likewise, plug loads are another area – currently outside the NCC – that requires attention.  Solar PV most certainly should play a role in reducing the impacts of the building, energy monitoring, and possibly other policy levers the government can pull to improve the energy efficiency of appliances.  There’s other easy wins that should be addressed, higher efficiency HVAC, lower GWP refrigerant gases are good examples.  Ultimately, life cycle assessment should be the cornerstone of any policy for reducing the environmental impacts of Australian residential and commercial buildings.

Life Cycle Impacts Australian Residence

 

 

 

Greenbuild 2019 all eyes on embodied impacts

The conference and expo took place in Atlanta and kicked off with the 44th president of the United States Barack Obama in a casual conversation with USGBC President Mahesh Ramanujam and a large crowd at the Georgia World Congress Center. Obama highlighted the challenge we have in front of us to create a global capitalism that reduces inequality. He reinforced that social sustainability will empower people to solve environmental issues across the entire planet. He also shared experiences as a President when negotiating global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and the importance to consider the “per capita” basis. “I get that we have a culture that like “BIG”, but we have to rethink the size of our homes, our lifestyle and what really gives us satisfaction”.

The event this year was inspiring because of the increased momentum for Whole Building LCA and embodied carbon reduction. There were many educational sessions showcasing LCA studies, research publications and a whole industry movement around understanding relative impacts between different project areas and life cycle stages. Global campaigns like WGBC “Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront” and Architecture 2030 “New Buildings Embodied Carbon” were referenced in many presentations.

eTool reduce carbon eTool embodied carbon

eTool participated in an educational sessions named: “Don´t shine away from Whole Building LCA”, which the intent was to show the audience case studies and encourage higher uptake of the WBLCA credit. After the main presentation, there was a “Speed Dating” workshop for conference participants to meet with LCA tool providers, learn about their software and share some success stories.

It was motivating to see a collaboration from experts highlighting the importance of the LCA methodology to reduce carbon emissions in the built form, a topic that eTool work hard since 2009 to help transform the construction industry! The team at eTool produced online content on how to apply the methodology and achieve carbon reduction goals with our eToolLCD software:

Additional references for LCA applied to the construction industry can be found at:

 

eTool UK Team Updates

Leadership Changes

David Blain is joining eTool as a non-executive director in the UK.  David is a seasoned executive in the tech sector with significant experience developing and managing high-performance teams in sales, service and support. eTool is looking forward to drawing on David’s deep experience to refine business strategy and risk management.  

Pat Hermon has resigned as a UK Director and Business Development Manager.  Enquiries will be directed to: 

  • Adrian Giles (Business Development Enquiries) 
  • Richard Haynes (Technical Enquiries relating to Software and Services)

Business Development 

eTool employed a new dedicated Business Development professional for the UK office – Adrian Giles.  Adrian has a vast experience in the construction sector. He is already collaborating with clients and new prospect to continue expanding eTool´s presence in the UK and Europe. 

Services and eToolLCD Support Team

eTool are adding two members to the technical staff in the UK.  

We recently welcomed Leonardo Poli to the eTool UK Life Cycle Design Services team.  Leonardo is about to receive his MSc Engineering Project Management where he specialised in environmental assessment and became an experienced eToolLCD user.  His dissertation addressed the topic of reuse, recycling, circular economy and its application in the construction industry. Leonardo used LCA to inform the conclusions of the paper.  

Marios Tsikos joined the eTool UK Life Cycle Design Services team in January.  He holds an MSc Civil Engineering qualification and bring a strong engineering background with particular skills in LCA, BIM and building services engineering.

Other Changes

eTool have also recently increased the size of our software development team to help accelerate our roadmap.  We will likely be reaching out to all our users soon to help us prioritise the next big feature sets.  

Farewell and Thank You to Pat Hermon

eTool want to formally thank Pat for his contribution to eTool over the last 6 years.  Pat joined the eTool in 2012 at the Australian office delivering Life Cycle Design Services.  Some of the highlights of Pat’s time at eTool include 

  • Whilst in the services team Pat regularly topped the service team Greenhouse Gas Savings metric (uptake of recommendations by developers to improve the life cycle GHG performance of buildings) 
  • Co-authoring the first EN15978 compliant LCA in Australia
  • Starting the UK branch of eTool in 2016, supporting the business both commercially and technically
  • Authoring the first eTool LCA for BREEAM
  • Authoring the first eTool ISO15686 compliant LCC in the UK and developing cost datasets
  • Engaging and supporting key clients such as HS2, Aecom, Arup, Hilson Moran, JRA, ADW, Method and our expanding list of construction professionals

 Thank you for all your incredible work Pat!

Pat portrait

LCA and UKGBC Net-Zero Framework

Given the recent movements in the climate justice campaign, the release of UKGBC Net-Zero Carbon Framework in April this year has been very timely. Although we have seen various “net zero” definitions in the UK in the past (such as the scrapped zero-carbon homes targets under building regs over 10 years ago) it feels this time the general idea has more industry backing with 100s of architects, structural engineers and councils formally declaring a climate emergency.

The UKGBC definition is an interim step on the pathway to assessing full life cycle impacts. It introduces embodied carbon in materials (A1-A3), their impacts for transport (A4) and constriction (A5) alongside operational energy (both regulated and unregulated emissions).

ukgbc net zero

Figure1: UKGBC Net Zero Carbon definition (April 2019)

 

Unfortunately, it does not go as far as full LCA yet with the idea that it simplifies the work and encourages uptake. However, module B1-B5 presents a large chunk of CO2e that will be missing from the calculations. Typically B1-B5 can be responsible 500-1000 kgCO2e/m2 over 60 years and ignoring these impacts will lead to good potential design opportunities being missed. Onsite renewables such as PV will be replaced over the life cycle and whilst the energy that they offset will be included in B6 the embodied impacts of their replacements are not. There are plans to increase the scope in future updates and it is encouraging to at least see some level of joined-up thinking between operational energy and construction embodied carbon. This will no doubt drive some improved design outcomes as design teams can assess the relative merits of strategies that impact on both energy and construction impacts such as thermal mass or triple glazing.

Modelling in eToolLCD
There are two choices of dataset groups in eTool currently. Either BRE IMPACT data or eToolLCD default data (regionalised data available for UK, EU, Aus, NZ and USA regions). Both can be used to model net-zero under the current definitions however if future expansions include modules C and D then eTool default data would be preferred.

 

ModuleUKGBC Net Zero ConstructionUKGBC Net Zero OperationalUKGBC Net Zero Whole of Life (Yet to be Finalised)BREEAM 2018 (IMPACT)eTooLLCD
ConstructionA1-3 Product Stage 118698-32  118698-32 118698-32 118698-32
A4 Transport of Equipment and Materials 118698-32  118698-32 118698-32 118698-32
A5 Construction 118698-32  118698-32 118698-32 118698-32
Use StageB1 Products in Use 118698-32 (1) 118698-32 118698-32
B2 Maintenance  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
B3 Repair  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
B4 Replacement  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
B5 Refurbishment  118698-32 (1) 118698-32 (1) 118698-32
B6 Integrated Energy Use 118698-32  118698-32 118698-32 (1) 118698-32
B6+ Non-Integrated Energy Use (Plug Loads) 118698-32
B7 Water Use & Treatment  118698-32 (1) 118698-32 (1) 118698-32
End of LifeC1 Deconstruction & Demolition  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
C2 Transport of Waste Offsite  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
C3 Waste Processing  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
C4 Disposal  118698-32 (1) 118698-32 118698-32
Benefits and Load Beyond the System BoundaryD1 Operational Energy Exports  118698-32 (1) 118698-32 (1) 118698-32
D2 Closed Loop Recycling  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
D3 Open Loop Recycling  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
D4 Materials Energy Recovery  118698-32 (1) 118698-32
D5 Direct Re-use  118698-32 (1) 118698-32

Figure 2: Scope of Carbon Assessments

Below are the impacts in kgCO2e/m2 for a typical medium density office building. (Note B6 energy impacts assume today’s grid (0.25kgCO2e/kWh) applied over the 60 year life cycle. Note the RICS Whole Life Carbon for the Built Environment Professional Statement is provided as a reporting reference, this level of reporting is simple to pull from eToolLCD using our All Impacts Report

Results

Figure 3: Typical medium density low rise office building 

 

Impacts associated with construction represent a third of the total.  This is significantly higher now than in previous years when the UK grid was 0.6kgCO2e/kWh and usually made up 80-90% of life cycle impacts had that the grid has a lower.  However, there is still a large chunk impacts missing from the guidance in the form of replacement and maintenance (B2-B5) which can be 500-1000 kgCO2e/m2.

Once quantified the design team can start to consider strategies, some examples are shown below.  Without strategies, 1.755 tonnes/m2 of CO2e would need to be offset in a typical office. For net zero the cost of implementing these strategies will need to also be weighed up against the cost of purchasing offsets.

Strategies

Offsets come with varying degrees of quality, cast and “additionality” arguments. The offset schemes referenced by UKGBC (Gold standard and Clean Development mechanism) carry a cost of between £0.6/tonne and £14/tonne. In an average office this could result in up to an extra £24/m2 or 1-2% of construction costs. However, the Greater London Authority recommends a price of £60/tonne. It will be interesting to see whether this gives the industry further incentive to implement low carbon strategies (in particular timber) early on in the design process. Furthermore, the onus will be on us LCA practitioners to improve the accuracy of our LCAs with the total kgCO2e figures resulting in a significant increase to net-zero development costs.

 

New UK Business Development Manager Opportunity

eToolLCD With Cogs (Rich)

UK Business Development Manager, £55k+

eTool operates in the unique space of sustainability via clever technology – join us to be a part of our exciting future. We offer the world leading life cycle design software for sustainable buildings and infrastructure. eTool provides a flexible working environment and the excitement of working with an ambitious early stage company in a space that is vital for tackling climate change.

eTool has expanded our market reach to become a truly global entity with offices in Australia, the U.K. and Americas. We also have an impressive tier one client base from which to build on.

At this pivotal point in the company’s journey we are striving to rapidly grow the software subscriber user base and increase our national and global profile. With bright opportunities in front of us right now, we are seeking to hire a driven Business Development Manager to help build on our existing sales trajectories and accelerate revenue for eTool. The responsibilities of this role will grow with the business, and given eTool’s growth trajectory this presents an excellent opportunity for a high performing employee to take their career to the next level.

Role responsibilities:

  • Understand and interpret eTool’s overall vision to generate and maintain the BD strategy
  • Prospecting – building on our client base to accelerate new lead and client generation.
  • Pitching – selling eToolLCD software and consultancy services to the construction sector
  • Communications and closing – following leads and ensuring effective delivery of eTool message throughout sale.
  • Monitoring existing eTool clients – refining our interaction and marketing towards them.
  • Ensuring that eTool clients are “quality” clients – managing expectations and continued engagement to ensure repeat business
  • Maintenance of the customer relations management system and sales reports
  • Assistance in improving sales processes, refining marketing materials and attending events

We’re on the lookout for people with a passion for the environment and who want to make a difference. This sales role requires initiative, autonomy, persistence and determination. A desire to make a big contribution to the low carbon future is important, that is how we measure our success. The maturity to know when, where and how to focus your efforts to foster both the short term and long term success of the business.

Our requirements:

  • Relevant degree and/or masters
  • Excellent sales skills and experience with proven track record
  • Minimum 3 years demonstrable experience in liaising with, engaging and presenting to senior business leaders (preferably within the construction industry)
  • Excellent communication skills particularly spoken and presentation
  • Ability to influence decision makers and drive positive outcomes for construction teams
  • An ability to efficiently conduct your work (punctuality, priority management, risk perception)
  • High ethical standards
  • You’re willing to participate in a flexible, vibrant workplace

Desirable experience:

  • Awareness of BREEAM, LEED and sustainability ratings schemes
  • Previous experience or working knowledge of construction and sustainability consultancy (and key challenges they face)

The support we’ll give you:

  • Performance based equity in eTool, own part of the business you’re helping create
  • Amazing mentors including of senior consultants on our team and the company founders
  • Training and regular meetings to set and manage work objectives and career goals
  • A flexible, results focussed work environment

The satisfaction you’ll get:

  • eToolLCD is currently helping designers see and avoid 100,000’s of tonnes of CO2e (and lots of other environmental impacts) in their building and infrastructure projects. We want to ramp this up to millions of tonnes of avoided CO2e
  • Experience, training and career progression opportunities hard to match in other roles
  • Invaluable experience in the discipline of Life Cycle Assessment which continues to grow in popularity and credibility as the number one method for improving environmental performance

Salary:

Negotiable depending on experience – the right candidate can expect a packaged salary of £55k+ including pension and commission.

Location:

Flexible (any major urban centre in the UK)

We recognise our employees as being our number one asset and want to share our success with you. Our workplace enables encourages creativity, passion and commitment. We are looking for like minded people to help us achieve our vision.

 

 

eToolLCD’s Unique Template System

One of the defining features of eToolLCD is our unique template system.  Our ever growing library contains 1000’s of construction templates applicable to all kinds of building and infrastructure projects being built across the globe. The template approach ensures:

  • Repeatable results and consistancy
  • More consistent, accurate and comparable assessments
  • Geographically more relevant
  • Continual improvement in accuracy
  • A deeper understanding of construction make-ups and hotspots

Templates can contain high levels of detail, inputs and assumptions, work that is not only fully referenced and transparent but shared across the entire eTool community to utilise, adapt and improve on

You will almost always find a template that matches or is close to matching your specifications however, the templates are fully adaptible, users can clone and adjust templates to make the required updates.  These can then get added to the library for the rest of the eTool community to use so, every project gets completed in eToolLCD makes LCA quicker and easier for the next project!

Each template will include any number of materials, people and equipment entries with each individual entry having pre-selected LCA variables.

These are combined into complex whole make-ups such as the below, curtain walling insulated spandral panel:

Caurtain Walling

The user inputs the area of the panel in their project and the tempalte system autoamtically calculates the capping, mullions, transoms, fixing brackets, framing, glazing and insulation based on the proportions used to build the original tempalte.

So, users simply need to match their construction specification to the corresponding template and populate the approriate areas/quantities. This means that complex LCA models containing 100s of material entries can be built quickly from only a small number of basic inputs (floor area, wall area, roof area etc).

Hear what some of our users say about our template system.

“eToolLCDs prebuilt templates made it relatively easy to build up the baseline LCA model and then quickly compare different design options”

Ben Carr, AECOM

“The software works well, and the predefined templates that are selected to describe each building element align well to the architectural specifications.”

Anthony, ADW Developments

“The template approach to etooLCD software means that the initial process of formulating a baseline model is relatively quick, so time can be focussed on assessing options and recommendations.”

Peter, CHB Sustainability

For a detailed demonstration of our template system check out this video from our support pages.

 

 

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New Sustainability Consultant, Life Cycle Designer Opportunity

eToolLCD With Cogs (Rich)

eTool operates in the unique space of sustainability via clever technology – join us to be a part of our exciting future. We offer the world leading life cycle design software for sustainable buildings and infrastructure. eTool provides a flexible working environment and the excitement of working with an ambitious early stage company in a space that is vital for tackling climate change.

The built form is responsible for more than 30% of global carbon emissions. It is imperative that design tools and services are available that provide quantifiable environmental improvements that are economically viable – eTool does just this with eToolLCD software and our Life Cycle Design services.

The role will require:

  • Use eToolLCD software to undertake life cycle environmental and cost assessments of buildings and infrastructure to produce meaningful, quantifiable sustainability and cost comparisons between design options
  • Identify and model environmental performance improvement opportunities
  • Liaise with design teams to communicate and justify improvement opportunities, assist with design implementation when requested
  • Reporting results to relevant standards and frameworks
  • Support our eToolLCD Coaching team delivering an outstanding user experience to the eToolLCD community

We’re on the lookout for people with a passion for the environment and who want to make a difference. You don’t mind crunching numbers, are happy working autonomously and can confidently speak to groups to communicate your work. Research skills, initiative and lateral thinking ability will be highly regarded. Preferred at least 5 years professional experience and relevant graduate degree.

The support we’ll give you:

  • A salary in the range of £40k-£50k depending on the strength of your application
  • Performance based equity in eTool, own part of the business you’re helping create
  • Amazing mentors including of senior consultants on our team and the company founders
  • Training and extensive experience in the use of eToolLCD software and CAD packages to interpret designs, model life cycle impacts and generate LCA outputs
  • Detailed training and support improving the environmental performance of designs which is why eTool exists
  • A flexible, results focussed work environment

The satisfaction you’ll get:

  • eToolLCD is currently helping designers see and avoid 100,000’s of tonnes of CO2e (and lots of other environmental impacts) in their building and infrastructure projects. We want to ramp this up to millions of tonnes of avoided CO2e
  • Experience, training and career progression opportunities hard to match in other roles
  • Invaluable deep experience in the discipline of Life Cycle Assessment which continues to grow in popularity and credibility as the number one method for improving environmental performance

Our requirements:

  • You must be able to think laterally, problem solving is key.  You must bring an enquiring mind motivated to reduce the impacts of buildings on the planet
  • An ability to efficiently conduct your work (punctuality, priority management, risk perception)
  • Empathy for the planet and the customer when delivering work
  • High ethical standards
  • You’re willing to participate in a flexible, vibrant workplace

Salary:

Negotiable depending on experience – the right candidate can expect a packaged salary of up to £50k.

Location:

Flexible (any major urban centre in the UK)

We recognise our employees as being our number one asset and want to share our success with you. Our workplace enables encourages creativity, passion and commitment. We are looking for likeminded people to help us achieve our vision.

 

 

eTool Quality System ISO 9001 Certified

eTool has always taken quality seriously, from our earliest beginnings we actively sought feedback on our product and services and have embedded continuous improvement into our DNA.  Earlier this year we decided to formalise our Quality Management by employing Compass Assurance Services to certify our systems against ISO 9001:2015. eTool founder and Co-CEO reflects on the process:

“Solving problems is what eTool do. We apply that philosophy everyday, be it helping to solve a problem as big as climate change, or shaving microseconds off eToolLCD response times.  Being able to have our quality management system formally recognised is rewarding.  Compass Assurance Services were really thorough, they went pretty deep.  Although we had things pretty dialled there was certainly some really valuable learnings from the process, we’re an even better business for it.” 

Richard Haynes

The 9001 certification adds to the extensive efforts and achievements of eTool in technical assurance with third party input.  Read more about our assurance milestones here.

eTool’s certificate can be downloaded here and the certification is registered with JAS-ANZ.

eToolLCD Automated Report Branding

eTools automated reporting allows users to quickly produce high-quality reports from their models without the need to adjust and edit in word.  Having produced many early LCA reports manually in the early days we understand the frustrations that arise from copying into spreadsheets, word reports, formatting, finding errors and re-working.  We highlighted this is a big drain on resources that would be much better spent improving the actual quality of the modelling, recommendations and engaging design feedback. You can read more and see examples of our growing suite of automated reports here.

We also understand that users have their own branding and like to put their stamp on reports issued to clients.  Our reports can be downloaded in either word, pdf or excel formats allowing users to make edits and format as they wish.

For Specialist subscribers users we have introduced branding of reports, from a users profile they can upload their logo.

company logo

 

The logo then feeds through to the title page and header of the reports run from the users’ models.

report example logo

 

Freeing up your time to focus on the really interesting parts of your LCA studies!!

 

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