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eTool LCA Product Development Roadmap

Over the last 3 years, we’ve been innovating and developing our LCA software to meet our commitment to combating climate change through low carbon building design. As well as adding new environmental indicators and cost impacts, we’ve made the interface more user friendly and are working hard to keep adding more international data and locations for our growing global user base.

In this video, Rich our Product Development & Operations Manager takes you on the journey of where we see eTool and eTool LCA heading. We know that our software is pretty unique and has been evaluated as one of the best carbon measurement tools in the world by sustainability academics, but that doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels!

We want you to understand our future vision of LCA and see the key player it will be in the green building revolution that we’re embarking on.

Watch this…

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Built Environment Adaption Framework

 

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) proposes an Adaptation Policy Framework to improve the resilience of the built environment in the face of climate change.

This framework aims to:

  • Protect the wellbeing of communities through targeted policy initiatives and better urban and building design;
  • Ensure appropriate institutional arrangements to facilitate adaptation;
  • Realise economic benefits from early adaptation through effective strategic planning and risk minimisation;
  • Advance sustainability through better resource and risk management strategies; and
  • Increase community education and awareness about climate change risks and adaptation.

10 key ideas have been forward to demonstrate who the government can reach these goals.

1. ENGAGE WITH INDUSTRY

2. LEAD BY EXAMPLE

3. SPONSOR APPLIED RESEARCH

4. PROVIDE BETTER ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND TOOLS

5. INVEST IN EDUCATION

6. PROVIDE INCENTIVES

7. REFORM AND IMPROVE REGULATION

8. REVIEW BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS

9. IMPROVE PLANNING SYSTEMS AND OUTCOMES

10. IMPROVE INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Read the entire framework here.

Read the accompanying report here.