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Preparing for an LCA

In this video, we explore how much detail is needed to get the assessment going. The project detail request form is a spreadsheet that will be sent to clients at the start of an assessment, but it’s also a useful guide for software users to see what information they need to hand before starting their own LCA.  It can be downloaded here.

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.

Run An LCA Report

Once you’ve compared and improved your design, watch this video to show you how to generate your LCA results report which compares your design against an industry benchmark.

Improve Your Design

The most important part of using eTool – reducing the environmental impact of your design!!!  It’s also a very easy process, once you know where the hotspots are it’s very easy to make positive changes.  Once you’ve completed your design, watch this video to see how you can improve your original design by swapping materials or adding renewable energy systems for example.

Check Your Design

Once you’ve finished populating your design, this video will tell you how to check that you’ve included everything you need in the design by generating a completion report. Before using this report, you may want to watch the Operational Energy Wizard video to check you’ve input your operational energy information correctly.

Add & Edit Designs

In this video, we navigate through a couple of previous projects and start creating a new building design. We will compare current industry benchmarks  and construction types and talk about low carbon design principles.

Add & Edit Buildings/Structures

In this video, we take you through adding your building to the software including establishing design life and editing some of the structural information.