Why Life Cycle Design?
Life Cycle Design is an integrative design method that uses life cycle assessment to assess every single impact aspect of a product or process over its entire life span. This approach is sometimes referred to as “cradle to cradle” if it accounts for full recycling or “cradle to grave” if it ends in disposal.
For the built environment, life cycle assessment allows us to quantify and measure all aspects of the environmental impacts of your project, and identifies the hotspots that can be improved.
Life Cycle Design & Assessment:
- Ensures a genuinely sustainable and high performance outcome for your project;
- Quantifies and measures your design and takes the guess-work out of sustainable building ;
- Identifies important areas of improvement for your design.
We encourage you to integrate life cycle design at the earliest stage of your design to ensure that you achieve the best outcome possible.
What Our Clients Say
“eTool made it easy for us to set a benchmark in whole of life environmental impacts that is both compliant with leading international standards and also recognized under the Green Star rating tool. A clear understanding of absolute impacts at aggregate and detail level is essential for identifying hotspots and exploring the real benefits of improvement opportunities. I highly recommend integrating eTool at earliest project stages to support systems thinking and inform decisions.”
“LCA was a logical inclusion for all of the projects and has made it easy to get a full understanding of the environmental performance of the design. eTool are paving the way for the next era in sustainable design. Their vision and approach meant they fitted in seamlessly with the project team and ensured that we keep up to speed with global advancements in ESD.”
“It was great to be able to put together the full Life Cycle model of the design and get a detailed understanding of the embodied and operational environmental impacts across a range of metrics. Using eToolLCD made what would have been a very complex process manageable and added valuable information to the project.”
“I have been using eTool on a number of projects over the past year inclusive of a major supermarket, Green Star Projects and a sustainable housing community in Victoria. I have found it much easier to work with (compared to other programs and in-house tools) and I like the online user interface. The software was easy to pick up and the team at eTool have been very helpful during training sessions and through the certification process. I like the fact that it is a dynamic program which is continually improving and growing – new materials, systems and functionality are being continually improved and updated.”