eToolLCD Features Requests

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  • 19
    Automatic LCI Permissions upon joining enterprise
    1 year agoopen1
    As we move towards more users subscribing to the Enterprise feature, it would be handy if LCI permissions can be assigned to the organisation so that all users in the organisation will automatically h... Read more...
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): Automate the process to reduce the amount of support required to be provided to users., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: ALL
  • 14
    Edit template quantities from templates' summary page
    2 years agoopen3
    Allow users to edit the templates' quantities directly from the templates summary tab instead of doing it one by one by going into each template and then into its details tab.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To change template quantities easier and faster, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 13
    Sync templates and other library content across all users of the same organisation
    1 year agoopen5
    This would work in a similar way as Kinship for Revit where the user selects if they want to sync a project's content with their organisation's library. In the case of eToolLCD, there could be an opti... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To allow organisations to develop and maintain their own libraries and make the addition of custom templates in the library easier., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 11
    Allocation of emissions to different modules (e.g. temporary materials to module A5)
    1 year agoopen1
    Emissions from temporary materials should be accounted for in module A5, rather than A1-3.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Correct reporting of emissions between modules and increased user flexibility to assign these. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Not rating system specific.
  • 9
    Self-Review Pop Up
    2 years agoopen2
    As a Certifier, I would like a pop-up window for users that prompts them to conduct a self-review with a link to the support post: https://support.etoollcd.com/index.php/knowledgebase/certify-your-des... Read more...
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): This is to avoid silly mistakes such as no support documents being uploaded etc. and speeds up the review process., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 9
    Alternative two factor login (eg Authenticator app or SMS Text Message)
    1 year agoopen5
    As a user, sometimes my email takes longer than 5 minutes to arrive so I would like to receive the pin via text message instead.
    Organisations Motivation (why we need this feature): Ensure users are able to logon if/when their email servers are holding emails for longer than 5 minutes without opening the door to bad actors accessing users accounts with credentials gained via phishing or other means. Security and privacy is of growing importance to the eToolLCD user base so eToolLCD must assist in ensuring user's accounts are secure. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Not rating system specific.
  • 9
    People and equipment impacts - Generic construction datasets
    2 years agoopen0
    When creating new templates, not all users have the experience to say how many hours of what kind of equipment is needed for each assembly/construction work. It would be good to introduce some generic... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the template creation easier and faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 9
    Reordering Templates
    1 year agoopen0
    Posting on behalf of James3213: The addition of the new Analysis tab is really useful, however we seem to have lost the ability to manually drag the templates around on the Templates tab.This was part... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): This was particularly useful to ensure we could compare like for like against different models, and also ensure it was in a correct order in terms of RICS NRM reporting. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 8
    Improve search functionality
    2 years agoopen3
    Search whether it's for templates or recommendations is a bit too sensitive with what is being typed. It would be nice to suggest results even if the words typed are not in the same sequence. For exam... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the search function more efficient and user friendly., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 7
    EPD hybrids
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user I want to be able to used EPDs in my LCA analyses without losing on accuracy and detail even when the specific EPD I want to use has not declared some stages like A4, A5, C etc. A solution t... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To facilitate the use of EPDs by the users. To make assessments that use EPDs more accurate. To include EPDs in the approved by the various schemes databases(e.g. for BREEAM options appraisal)., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 7
    All Enterprise Users are collaborators in projects
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user, I need to be able to access projects created by a team member that has since left the company. This is because the project is not completed and now I have no access. To add every team me... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): After a team member leaves the company, it is impossible to retrospectively add members as collaborators to a project. To add all team members in as you go can be incredibly time consuming (especially as you can only be structure collaborators and not project collaborators) as well as having team members change throughout the project timeline., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: n/a
  • 7
    View material details window in a public/validated template
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be really useful to be able to view the material window (where you specify thickness, profile dimensions etc.) for a public/validated template. At the moment, you can only see the basic quant... Read more...
    Library Motivation (why we need this feature): Speed up reviewing appropriate templates for use in your project/checking details to make sure they match what you have. Particularly when a template name doesn't include thicknesses., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 6
    Bulk Download of Supporting Docs
    2 years agoopen0
    It would be handy to be able to multi-select/bulk download supporting documents.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): speed up downloads, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: all and none
  • 6
    Allow Generation of Uncertified Target Setting Reports without Watermarks
    2 years agoopen3
    Allow users to generate Target Setting reports without watermarks when the designs are uncertified.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Remove friction for users generating target setting reports (early stage design feedback). The reviews don't necessarily provide a lot of value in an early stage LCA providing the user is proficient. , Which regions need the feature?: Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Local Governments
  • 6
    Analysis tab at structure level
    1 year agoopen0
    The analysis tab in the design sections is proving very useful for visually displaying impacts but it would be great to have something similar at the structure level to analyse the differences between... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Enables more effective reporting and comparison of options for design teams to more clearly see the impacts of changes/options run., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 5
    Separate reporting of sequestered carbon
    1 year agoopen1
    The new London Plan Life Cycle Assessment policy will require the sequestered carbon of timber products to be included in the A1-A3 modules AND also reported separately in accordance with the relevant... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To comply with the New London Plan LCA policy, Which regions need the feature?: United Kingdom, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: New London Plan
  • 5
    Add a qualifier statement to reports generated for buildings assessed at the design stage
    1 year agoopen0
    I think this is important to prevent eTool reports being misrepresented for a building that was assessed at a preliminary design stage. This will be particularly useful for LCD Lite assessments where ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Clients have expressed that they were unhappy/surprised to receive LCD lite reports with watermarks. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: EN15978
  • 5
    Timed 'Undo' Action for Certification Page
    1 year agoopen0
    As a certifier, I would like to be able to undo the last action in case I made a mistake with the comments I've made or selected the wrong action (certify instead of request feedback). This option to ... Read more...
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): Ability to correct mistakes., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 5
    Change templates with Bulk Swap
    1 year agoopen1
    In cases where templates have to be replaced with others, especially when it comes to nested templates where the same template can be found in multiple instance in a model, it would be good if this co... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To change multiple instances of the same or similar templates(especially nested templates) faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 5
    Make Certifier Comments Editable within the Review Round
    1 year agoopen0
    As a certifier, it would be helpful if I could still edit my posted comments within the round of review before I notify the client that it's their turn to respond.
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): For a more professional look as you're able to edit any mistakes which you realise later on in the review. This can also reduce the amount of confusion to the user., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 5
    Automatically Aggregate .CSV and Revit Imports prior to matching
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user, I would like duplicate data in my import to be aggregated to reduce the size of my import, increase the simplicity of my model and improve the performance of the import and subsequent model... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Performance, ease of use, reduce time cleansing import data. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Useful for all
  • 5
    Analysis Tab - Additional Indicator (total Mass of Materials)
    11 months agoopen0
    it would be really handy if the Analysis tab is able to access the 'Total Mass of Materials' indicator with option to choose by weight or volume.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To make it easier to calculate total material quantities in the design for calculating total construction waste generated. At the moment it is a very manual process. I imagine this could be helpful for other applications as well., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 5
    Assign Projects to Multiple Organisations
    10 months agoopen0
    I would like to be able to assign my project to multiple organisations.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Handy for users with seats in multiple organisations or the project needs to be worked on by users from multiple different organisations., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: n/a
  • 4
    Template movement in nested templates and designs
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be helpful to have the ability to arrange the order of templates in nested templates and in designs.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): View and find templates more easily. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Can be useful when clients are viewing design and the listing of templates in the reports.
  • 4
    Clone Project or Structure
    3 months agoopen0
    It would be great if whole projects or whole structures could be cloned, not just individual designs
    Organisations Motivation (why we need this feature): It would be great to be able to clone whole structures so that scenarios could be kept intact when cloning projects for re-work or to another user. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 4
    Template overview pop up
    2 years agoopen0
    It would be nice to get all important details of a template that is being used in a project without having to click on it and then look for these details in the various tabs. It could be a pop up wind... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To be able to check the templates used in a project without having to click on them and look for these details individually. It will save time and look more user friendly., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 4
    Improved LCA Report for editing in Word
    2 years agoopen1
    Would be useful to be able to edit the content of the LCA Report that is automatically produced. Current word doc output for the LCA report is poorly formatted compared to the PDF output.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Word doc version of the LCA report is poorly formatted and impossible to reproduce the same quality of the direct PDF output., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: All
  • 4
    Recommendations Change Tracker
    2 years agoopen0
    It would be useful to be able to keep notes of all changes done when modelling a recommendation. It could be a popup window for each recommendation or an extra field within the recommendation that wil... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): It will help users remember how they modelled the recommendation if revisiting after some time. Will also help and speedup the certification process as well as any kind of review., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 4
    Customized Concrete Mix Design
    2 years agoopen3
    Appreciate eTool has good selection of Concrete mix with different % Replacement of SCM content. However with increasing focus on embodied carbon of materials (and concrete) in the industry, it will b... Read more...
    Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): Allows users to test positive and/or negative impacts of customized concrete design mix, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Not at the moment
  • 4
    Generate original template name spreadsheet
    2 years agoopen1
    It would be handy if we could generate a spreadsheet of the templates' original names with their corresponding new names especially when templates have been renamed by the user. I know it's probably n... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): For ease of review process, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 4
    Project Profile Report
    2 years agoopen0
    The project profile report contains a summary of project specification and key results are presented using graphics and charts there are more appealing and easier to interpret / communicate.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): The idea is to make the communication of results more effective (and not at a high tech level as required by LCA standards) and accessible to a diverse audience that is not very technical or experienced in LCA., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 4
    Results page
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be useful to have a "Results" page where all graphs, charts and tables live and can easily be accessed instead of having to create a report to see them.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To have easier and faster access to the all results and graphs., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 4
    Deleting nested templates within a project
    1 year agoopen0
    When deleting nested templates from a master templates in a project, the app takes the users back to the design's main page. It would be good if it remained in the nested templates page to allow the u... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Faster deletion of unwanted nested templates in a project., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    eTool as a Parametric BIM Library
    1 year agoopen0
    Use of 3D Design tools would benefit from being able to use the eTool Template Library to store their parametric components. This would be particularly useful coupled with the "Share Templates with my... Read more...
    BIM Motivation (why we need this feature): Improve BIM LCA Functionality. As a user, I would like to align my environmental and 3D parametric information. I would like this information to be sharable and accessible initially in Revit but potentially in other tools. This would streamline imports (families wold already be recognised during import) and progress interoperability and collaboration. Potential for significant reduction in rework for teams (via shared templates) and the eToolLCD community (via global tempaltes), Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Not specific to a rating system would simple help deliver faster LCAs and/or more real time design feedback.
  • 3
    "Send" templates to other designs and projects
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be good if the users could send/copy templates from a design to another even if in another project.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To reduce time spent on building an LCA model. In many cases it will be easier for a user to remember and find a template they have already used than finding it through the library. Users tend to have their own way of modelling and using some standard templates is common practice and ensures consistency. This feature will make it easier for them to find these template from previous projects and send them directly to the new project., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Template grouping by category
    2 years agoopen2
    Group or add templates by category. Instead of having a list of all templates used in a project it would be nice to break this list down by element category like walls, floors, windows, doors. foundat... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): This will improve the user experience and make it easier/faster to read the templates and understand what each of this corresponds to., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Revit Plugin – Feed results back in Revit
    1 year agoopen0
    A graphical representation of the results back in Revit to help the user do a quick hot spot analysis.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To help the user do a quick hotspot analysis. Easy and simple qualitative representation of the material impacts. Easier to communicate where most impacts are found. Particularly useful for users who want to use the results in bids, presentations etc., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Report any combination of functions
    7 months agoopen0
    It would be useful to be able to report (generate reports) with any combination of the design functions, i.e. in a design with 4 functions, be able to create reports covering 2 of those functions. Th... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): This would be particularly useful for infrastructure projects, which often contain several functions, but would also provide extra functionality for buildings if (for example) eTool experts wanted to report different components of buildings in different combinations (for different rating schemes, for example)., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Which ratings systems require the feature?: None specifically require the feature, but it could be useful for people working under BREEAM, ISCA and Living Building Challenge.
  • 3
    Reporting EPD Impacts
    5 months agoopen0
    We are using the All Impacts excel to provide our teams with information on the breakdown of impacts across the different elements and templates. The All Impacts Pivot Tables doesn't pick up EPD's in ... Read more...
    Library Motivation (why we need this feature): Saves time when reporting impacts using the All Impacts excel. The more EPD's that get used, the more time this will save, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Net Zero Carbon Declarations
  • 3
    Default vs manual New Product to Site (A4 transport to site) settings
    7 months agoopen2
    I have recently learnt that when adding a material to a new template, if the transport to site settings are set as 'default' then this part of the data (transport distance to site, modes of transport)... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To accurately calculate A4 Transport to site impacts., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Infrastructure, Which ratings systems require the feature?: none
  • 3
    Multiple bulk swaps
    1 year agoopen1
    It would be nice if while in the bulk swap page, I could do multiple swaps at the same time instead of doing it one by one. This would be quite useful in the case of concrete and cement replacement wh... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To make similar bulk swaps at once and save time from having to get to the bulk swap page and re-filter materials everytime., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Revit/Excel Import - Template matching
    2 years agoopen0
    Show an overview of each template while in the "Match" step so that it's easier to identify the most appropriate template.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To accelerate the template matching exercise. The user won't have to review each potential template separately in the library. Instead a pop up window can open when hovering over the template or clicking on it which will contain the "Details" content, the unit and possibly the GWP per unit., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    LCC - differential discount rate
    1 year agoopen0
    When conducting an LCC, the client might want to apply different discount rates for different period through the life span of the building. It would be nice if users could set these different discount... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Extra feature. To accommodate client requirements in regards to different discount rates through the building's life span., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Templates Import - Filter by Unit
    2 years agoopen0
    When importing a CSV file and matching a template it would be good to filter the available templates as per the specified unit i.e. not show or show with a warning the templates that in different unit... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To avoid case where templates will be assigned the wrong quantities., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Revit Plugin - Scope checker functionality
    1 year agoopen0
    The Revit models usually include numerous families and family types some of which are not relevant with the LCA scope. As a user I will probably leave this unmatched. It would be good if eToolLCD coul... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To ensure no in-scope elements are left out when matching the revit family types with templates., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Clone templates from the project space, not only the Library
    2 years agoopen1
    It would be good to be able to clone and edit templates while working in a Project instead of having to open the Library separately and clone/edit them there. This function would open the typical popu... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): More user friendly. You won't have to open separate tabs of the Library and work there. Also faster as you won't have to first create the new template and then add it into the project., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Template Import - Match Later
    2 years agoopen2
    When importing a template from Revit or CSV you might find out that something is wrong in either the quantity or the unit or simply you are not sure what is the best match. In this case it would be go... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To get all necessary items inside the project even as placeholders to ensure that nothing is forgotten later., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Separate reporting of modules C3 and D.
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user I want to report separately module C3 and D impacts and benefits.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To allow a more detailed analysis of the results. To report EoL impacts when Module D is not reported. To better communicate the out of boundary benefits. To allow the detailed filling in of the New London Plan' s results template. To facilitate the analysis of the LCA results for the New London Plan circularity statement., Which regions need the feature?: Global, United Kingdom, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Duplicate instances of templates in a project
    2 years agoopen1
    It would useful if the user could duplicate instances of templates that are used in a project. Sometimes it's better to use the same template more than one times in order to cross check what has been ... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To more new instances of the same template faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Design GWP summary
    2 years agoopen0
    Present all designs' GWP results in the project's start page. This can be a column for the GWP of each design and some comparative graphs, charts etc where it will be easier to get a quick glance of h... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): Get a quick glance of how the designs compare at a whole life basis or by stage or by element category., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 3
    Include "Branch" Scenarios in LCA Reports
    5 months agoopen0
    When using the scenarios feature it is common to model scenarios that are not progressed in the main tree. Currently those "branch" scenarios are not included in the LCA and LCD Feedback reports. It w... Read more...
    Reporting Motivation (why we need this feature): The side branch scenarios provide valuable information. They may demonstrate alternative options, or ineffective strategies (which is also valuable information), but currently only the modeller themselves has visibility of these side branch scenarios. Clients and receivers of LCA/LCD Feedback Reports should also have this information to aid in decision making., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 2
    Revit Import - edit values functionality
    11 months agoopen0
    As an assessor it would be nice to be able to edit the values of each family element (rows) imported from Revit (on top of being able to select the unit). Sometimes you may have a difference in thickn... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): more flexibility and wider range of family elements that can be imported. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, United Kingdom, Europe, United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: all
  • 2
    Assign category to templates
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user sometimes I need to use templates to model elements of a category other than the one assigned to a template's materials. It would be useful if I could change the category of all materials of... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To avoid modelling/validating the same template multiple times for different categories., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 2
    Show sub-totals for Proposed and Improved Designs when using scenarios
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be great if the cumulative savings could be shown against the proposed and improved designs when using the scenarios feature. Currently this row only shows 0s.
    Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): This would help with understanding the current savings to know how much is still required to achieve carbon neutrality., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
  • 2
    Capture building inputs that occur at different stages over life cycle
    2 years agoopen0
    It would be beneficial to be able to capture initiatives that may occur at different stages over the life cycle e.g. installation of PV array or connection to a zero emissions energy source at a later... Read more...
    Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): To be able to illustrate how future initiative may improve LCA performance., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Not specific
  • 2
    Un-Certify - Re-Certify Design Feature
    4 months agoopen0
    Allow a design to be un-certified and re-certified. This might be needed if a new certification requirement arises (such as if a new rating scheme is being applied that requires additional certificati... Read more...
    Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): There are times when a design may be certified "in-house", that require third party certification for a particular rating scheme (e.g. Green Star v1.2 & v1.3), and times when a minor update to a certified design is required. Under the scenarios feature, such updates and changes require remodelling of all strategies (scenarios), so it would be easier if designs could be uncertified to allow minor changes and then re-submitted for certification., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Possibly Green Star v1.2 & v1.3, or any rating scheme that requires 3rd party certification.
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    Add "In LCA Scope" column in All Impacts Report
    2 years agoopen2
    Currently the All Impacts Report publishes all impacts regardless of whether they have been selected as "In Scope" or not at the project level. Whilst it is useful to see all the impacts in raw form ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Reduce confusion when using the All Impacts Report without removing functionality for those that want to see all raw data. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, United Kingdom, Europe, United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: No requirements. Would be helpful for all though
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    Default latest data set for all new users
    1 year agoopen0
    It causes delays and errors with my LCA models
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Delays with LCAs Using wrong data sets Often users need to ask us to include later data sets ( as they have V10.2 and V11only as defaults), Which regions need the feature?: Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Green Star, ISCA
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    LCC template scale costing
    1 year agoopen0
    Scale costs in design to cost plan accurately and quickly.
    File Motivation (why we need this feature): Scaling of costs for each template gives more accurate scaling of costs in a design, though can be very time consuming. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: LCC reporting for Breeam.
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    eToolLCD - Dynamo/Grasshoper interoperability
    1 year agoopen0
    eToolLCD has a unique structure which shares a lot of characteristics with BIM tools. Taking advantage of this, eToollCD could integrate an interoperability feature for Dynamo which could enable a use... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Another means of BIM integration other than the Revit plugin. It will allow to automate repitive tasks through Dynamo etc., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Design Notes
    2 years agoopen0
    Add a "Notes" field in the Design Details tab.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): In some cases, many different scenarios are run for each building. Each of these can be a different combination of strategies to study how these strategies influence the total impacts. Instead of having to describe this scenario in short on the design name, it would be good to have such a field where the user can keep notes of what is studied and why etc., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Improved Target Setting Report
    2 years agoopen0
    Improve the Target Setting Report to meet local government requirements for supporting DAs. Specifically: - Formatting and content improvements as per attached mockup - Including columns for water... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Streamline early stage LCAs. Streamline use of eToolLCD for DA applications , Which regions need the feature?: Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Local Government
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    Strategy savings
    1 year agoopen0
    The strategy savings show as negative once a design becomes carbon negative (using the scenarios functions). Think this will be confusing as to clearly outlining the impacts of a strategy. URL: https:... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To accurately compare and measure strategy impacts., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: None particularly.
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    Positive magnitude at recommendations
    2 years agoopen1
    Recommendations some times are also used to track changes that have a negative impact. Currently such recommendations show a 0% improvement. It would be good if it should the actual +X% increase of im... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Easier and faster to realise how worse an option/recommendation makes the total impacts., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Pop up description for energy, material and other items
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be nice to have a brief description of items similar to the templates' description which can be shown in small pop up windows. Could potentially also replace the templates' description for co... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To communicate to the users what these items represent. This will increase confidence of the users who use them and have a better idea of what's behind these items., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Change LC modules from "Structure" level
    2 years agoopen0
    In "part new - part refurbishment" projects and depending on the methodology(e.g. RICS) the refurbished part of the building might need to be modelled including the existing structure so that Stage B ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To build the whole "part new - part refurbishment" model within the same project., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: RICS probably others too
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    Parametric templates
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be nice to have the option to create templates that as an input get more than one parameter(currently the functional unit is the only input parameter). This way it would make it much simpler ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the use of more accurate templates easier. To reduce the number of templates that describe similar constructions., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit/CSV Import – “Decide later” option in the template mapping window.
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user, sometimes when I am using the Revit plugin, I might not be able to find a suitable match for some family types. Instead of stopping the whole process of mapping in order to create these tem... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the mapping process and the revit link process easier and more user friendly and ensure nothing is missed., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit plugin - Only get the "In Scope" elements from Revit
    2 years agoopen0
    It would make the import from Revit process much faster if not all elements were captured from Revit. Instead there could be a way to filter the out of scope elements out (e.g. existing elements, furn... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To improve the import from Revit process and make it faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit Import - Highlight template
    12 months agoopen0
    As a user, sometimes I need to match a family type with a closest match when importing from Revit in order to proceed and complete the process. It would useful if there was a way to highlight such tem... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Faster import process. More accurate modelling when importing from revit. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Group or create templates in the project environment
    8 months agoopen0
    As a user I need to create new templates that sometimes have minor changes from existing available templates and thus don't want to overload my library with similar templates. In these case I want the... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To keep the template library clean. To keep the project template tab tidy., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Top Impacts Report - add info: % of total project impact
    1 year agoopen0
    User to understand how each top impact relates with total results.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Few specific products can dominate the impacts and it´s important to make sure their impacts are reduced., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Date Stamp
    1 year agoopen0
    I would like the ability to see a date stamp when i first create a project and also a date stamp showing my last edit to a project with perhaps the users name associated to the edit.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Motivation for this request is to monitor when projects were first created and also quality control when multiple people are collaborating on a project. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: All
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    Collaborative LCA
    1 year agoopen0
    A multi-disciplinary approach for undertaking LCA in eToolLCD. With increased awareness around climate emergency more engineering disciplines decide to look into how to reduce the whole life impacts o... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Improved collaboration between disciplines. Earlier take on of LCA especially when used in conjunction with BIM workflows., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Add nested templates and items in Templates at the project space
    11 months agoopen1
    Sometimes it's easier to use existing templates and slightly adjust them at the project space. Although this is partially the case currently with the ability to edit item quantities, it would be good ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the template adjustment at the project space easier and faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    "Delete" option at bulk swap function
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user sometimes I need to mass delete material, people and other items from my model. It would be great if I could do this from within the bulk swap page.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To enable users to mass delete various items from a model instead of deleting them on by one., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit plugin - Import family types' description.
    1 year agoopen2
    Currently the plugin send the familyt type name to eToolLCD. It would very useful if would also send the family type description parameter.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): At big projects, family types are usually following name conventions mandated by the project's BIM execution plan. As such, sometimes they are not easily readable and hence difficult to assign a template. As in such projects the description parameter is normally populated, it would help the user identify what these types are and map them with the appropriate template., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Infrastructure oriented Categorisation
    8 months agoopen0
    As a user I need to assign appropriate categories to materials and other items for infrastructure projects.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To better categorize construction elements of an infrastructure project., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Infrastructure, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Imperial system of units
    7 days agoopen0
    As a user I would like to choose the Imperial units as a system of measurement.
    LibraryReporting Motivation (why we need this feature): Specific regions use the Imperial system of measurement., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Summary results at item level
    8 months agoopen0
    As a user I want to have an overview of a material's or other item's impacts by simply finding it on the templates or categories tab.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): Better and easier interrogation of individual items. Easier spotting of potential modelling errors by the user., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    'N/A' button for Quality Checks
    1 year agoopen0
    As a certifier I'd like to speed up the review process by requesting a 'N/A' button.
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): To speed up the review process and for transparency on which items are not applicable/relevant to the study and why., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: All
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    New Benchmarks
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user I´d like to have other benchmarks available in eToolLCD.
    Design OptimisationLibraryReporting Motivation (why we need this feature): I can run early stage analysis and compare against my designs for different typologies beyond commercial and residential including: Industrial, Infrastructure, and rating systems (Green Star, BREEAM, LEED). , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: LEED, Green Star, BREEAM
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    Analysis Tab - Pre-filter LC Modules
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be nice for the modules in the analysis tab to be prefiltered based on the LC modules that are turned on in the project level.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To allow faster analysis in accordance to the modules as set up in the project., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Design for Disassembly benefits in Module D
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user I need to quantify the benefits of designing my building or parts of my building for disassembly in which case in the EoL these elements will be dismantled and reused in another building. As... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To give the users the option to calculate the benefits automatically within the app rather than doing separate analyses in excel., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: New London Plan but also useful in general non scheme specific assessments.
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    Template Library Navigation
    10 months agoopen0
    Currently if you click on a Template from the library, when you click back it resets your filters (and you have to apply filters again to then scroll through your filtered options). It would be a use... Read more...
    Design OptimisationLibrary Motivation (why we need this feature): Increased efficiency when searching and improved user interface, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: All
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    Option to lock or keep link between design templates and library
    2 years agoopen0
    As a user sometimes I have to update/fix the templates I am using in my projects. When doing that, it would be good all templates already used in projects to be updated. In the case where I don't want... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To update templates used in projects faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Combine the Categories and Templates pages
    2 years agoopen1
    This is similar to the previous feature suggestion but goes a bit further to fully combine the two pages. This, combined with other features like changing the quantities directly without going into th... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To have faster and and easier access to all inputs of the LCA model from a single window/page., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Inert and timber material recycling rates
    1 year agoopen0
    As I user I want to model the recycling rates of inert and timber materials at EoL similar to metals.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To comply with RICS suggestions. To model current practice in the UK which is around 90% diversion of construction waste from landfill. To more easily calculate relevant benefits and inform the contractor., Which regions need the feature?: United Kingdom, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    View Template Author(s)
    1 year agoopen0
    As an eTool admin/certifier, it would be very helpful to be able to see who created a template and who has edited it even after it's been validated/made public.
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): To be able to trace the changes made to templates and be able to contact the author/editors directly for clarification., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Reassign Certifier
    1 year agoopen0
    As a certifier, it would be helpful if we could reassign the certifier for a certification when the situation calls for it.
    Certifier Motivation (why we need this feature): This allows more management flexibility and helps ensure that our clients' certifications are completed in the time expected., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Upload, view and inspect 3D geometry in eToolLCD
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be good if when linking a Revit model, a basic 3D view of the model was also imported in eToolLCD so that users can inspect and visualise the results using the model.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Use the 3D model to locate templates in space. Use the model to colorcode elements and do a hotspot analysis., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Add a "Comment" or "Reference" column in the templates screen.
    2 years agoopen2
    Allow to add a project reference or comment for each template in a project.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): This will allow the user to add any reference or comments in regards to the actual element that the template represents and make cross reference with the actual design easier and faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Improved template search function
    2 years agoopen0
    Allow users to review a template before selecting it. It could be a button next to each template name that will open the template in another tab or popup window.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To allow users to access a template and review it faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Analysis Tab - Download Table in Excel
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be nice if I could download the custom tables I create in the Analysis Tab in excel. It is currently possible to transfer the data by copying and "special" pasting in excel but it does need s... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To allow faster transport of data in excel for further analysis., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Simultaneous Scenarios and Recommendations within a Structure
    1 year agoopen0
    I would like to be able to use the scenarios function for a new design in an existing structure without affecting recommendations already recorded for another design within the same structure. An exa... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): The scenarios feature is a significant improvement on recommendations and it would be excellent if we could use it for new designs in ALL projects, including those which use recommendations for earlier designs. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    InfoGraphics (Environ. Sustainability Scale & GHGs avoided)
    2 years agoopen0
    When InfoGraphics are generated not apparent improvement is show in comparison to the selected benchmark and therefore no model is assigned to the "improved" design (or the design being assessed) comp... Read more...
    File Motivation (why we need this feature): As we currently say that we provide this feature for both AU and UK it is important that works properly. , Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: UK, AU and etool internal LCD lite
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    Edit templates within the project space
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be useful if the user could modify the templates from the project space.It's currently possible to delete items, however adding new ones would also be very useful. Ideally when completed it s... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To facilitate the templates modification and development., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Remember the custom table in the analysis tab
    1 year agoopen0
    When creating a custom tables in the analysis tab it would useful for the app to remember it when I browse through the app and go back in the analysis tab.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To save time from having to reproduce the table. To facilitate the analysis., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Add SAP 10 and SAP 2012 electricity grids for UK projects
    1 year agoopen1
    The new London Plan will require B6 impacts to be calculated in accordance with the updated SAP 10 emission factors.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To comply with the New London Plan LCA policy., Which regions need the feature?: United Kingdom, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: New London Plan
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    Add UK Future Energy Scenarios 2020 Grids
    1 year agoopen1
    In order to comply with the RICS guidance and subsequently with the New London Plan policy the I need to use the latest FES slow progression grid.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To comply with RICS and New London Plan requirement for assessments using future decarbonised grids., Which regions need the feature?: United Kingdom, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: RICS and New London Plan
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    Export of Templates
    7 months agoopen0
    Can scripted export of all the template names, UoM etc e maid available so that it could be incorporated into an excel sheet so that when we are choosing the template to match an existing item from o... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): save time due to the current clunky system, Which regions need the feature?: Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: all
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    Better Integration of EPD's
    2 weeks agoopen0
    We are required to report a full breakdown of individual module impacts across the various elements (Substructure, Superstructure etc.) for the purposes of Net Zero Carbon reporting. Currently any EPD... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): We're having to manually break this down and work it out. It would be really useful if the EPD's were reported in the same way as the eTool templates, particularly as we move towards using more and more EPD's., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Net Zero Carbon declarations
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    Microsoft AD Single Sign On Integration
    10 months agoopen2
    As a user within an organisation that uses Microsoft Active Directory I want to be able to use my microsoft credentials to sign into eToolLCD As an IT administrator of an organisation I want to manag... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Improved security for enterprises. Ease of management for enterprise IT teams., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: NA
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    Separate module for People Transport impacts
    1 year agoopen0
    As transportation of construction labour is out of the system boundary for EN 15978 assessments, it would be good if there was an easy way to turn these impacts on and off through the
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To facilitate users who use temlates that contain labour transport but don't want to include these impacts in the results., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    A new template search system
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user I need to find the most suitable template that can represent the element I want to model in the fastest and easiest way. Currently the search for templates primarily relies on the name given... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To improve the search functionality of the application. To make template finding faster. To avoid duplication of work due to existing template not being found by the user., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Bulk Swap - Include the template as a parameter in the people and equipment tabs
    11 months agoopen0
    As a user I need to edit the people and equipment attributes based on the template name.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To edit people and equipment attributes(e.g. category) of templates faster through the bulk swap function, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Template bug
    1 year agoopen0
    Cannot change the material from ply wood to OSB.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): template bug, Which regions need the feature?: Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: na
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    Certifier Review Statement - Improvement
    2 weeks agoopen0
    The new Scenarios feature is very helpful to assess different strategies individually. However, when a Proposed Design is modelled and certified using it, the Certifier Review Statement only pulls the... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To improve transparency and granularity of studies that use the Scenarios tool., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: All
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    Results tab at Structure level
    1 year agoopen0
    As a user I need to compare the various design options with each other through the use of comparative graphs, charts etc. It would very useful if there was a "Results" tab at the Structure level where... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To facilitate the comparison between different design. To visualise better the improvements performed in a design. To produce useful visualisation without the need to produce a report., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Alternative to "Bulk Swap" function
    2 years agoopen0
    When we need to change one material to another it would be good to have the app give a list of all other templates or material instances that this material is used at and ask if we 'd like to perform ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): It would make the whole process of changing materials, more user friendly than the bulk swap function., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit Plugin - Group types before mapping templates
    2 years agoopen0
    In many cases especially in big projects, there are numerous family types that have minimal changes between them. It would be good for the user to have the option to group some types and then map the ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To speed up the mapping exercise when importing from Revit., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Quality Check Dialogue's Title
    1 year agoopen0
    When going through the certifier's comments in the quality checks, it would be nice if I could see the specific check's title on the top of the pop up window.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To facilitate the users but also the certifiers understand what the dialogue they have opened is about. Sometimes, especially when there are several pending checks or when switched to another tab/task etc it can be difficult to remember what the dialogue you opened was about., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Template Import - Copy template name
    10 months agoopen0
    When importing templates either via Revit or CSV I need to assign the same template to various items. It would be nice if we could copy the template name from an already mapped item and paste it in an... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To map identical items faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Template Import - Auto detect units of mapped templates
    10 months agoopen0
    As a user I want the app to automatically detect the relevant unit when I match an item with a template. Although this will not be possible in some cases where the user selects a template with a unit ... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To speed the mapping process up., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit Plugin - "Send to eTool User" function
    1 year agoopen0
    As an eToolLCD user I might not have immediate access to the live, central Revit models. Instead eToolLCD users are usually consultants who are issued versions of the Revit models and hence a live, co... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To enable a constant, live link between Revit and eToolLCD when the LCA consultant does not have direct access to the live Revit models., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Revit plugin - Sort and filter imported family types
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be good to be able to filter and sort the imported family types at the mapping screen.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the mapping process easier and gradual. To filter out types that are out of the scope assessment but were imported from Revit., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Change material category
    1 year agoopen0
    It would be handy if I could change a material's main category (e.g. from superstructure to external works) from the material's properties window as currently the only way to do this is via bulk swap ... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To allow faster adjustment of existing templates within the project space when needed., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Materials' density at All Impacts report
    9 months agoopen0
    Some users use the Data Tab of the All Impacts report for further analysis of the results. In terms of materials, currently only the mass can be retrieved from the report. It would be useful if the de... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To enable further embodied impacts analysis using the materials' volume., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    "Model Changes" field at Recommendations
    9 months agoopen0
    As a user I need to keep notes of what changes are being performed when modelling a new recommendation/scenario to be able to get back and fix things if needed and for the certifier to be able to trac... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To keep track of the changes in the model when modelling recommendations. To help certifiers spot what has changed faster. To keep the recommendation field and hence the report cleaner., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Allow adding comments within the energy and water items
    1 year agoopen0
    When changing an energy or water formula it would be good to be able to add a note to keep track of it.
    Motivation (why we need this feature): To keep track of the changes within the formula that were made by the users. To allow adding a description in the public templates that explains what the formula does and what each parameter is., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    Once Off GWP Negative/Savings Option
    1 year agoopen0
    I noticed that there's now a 'Zero Impact Product/Material' in the material library. It would be handy if there was a 'negative' impact version of it to easily model once off GWP savings of using salv... Read more...
    Motivation (why we need this feature): Ease of modelling these small savings, flexibility to be used for any type of material at however many recurrences., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: All
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    Fixed menu and graphs
    2 years agoopen0
    It would be good if the menu, various buttons and graphs on top of the page and on the sides were fixed so that they are accessible immediately even when the user has scrolled down.
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To make the navigation within the app easier and faster., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A
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    (%) change of GWP after every single change in the model
    2 years agoopen0
    It would be good to get a discreet message somewhere in the app after every single change to notify the user how this change affected the total GWP impacts. For example it would show a message like "O... Read more...
    Attachment Motivation (why we need this feature): To serve as a direct feedback to the user and as a quality check to immediately spot if there is something wrong in the latest change., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A