Updating refrigerant gas

There are 2 gases that I believe should be updated into the eTool library: – A relatively recent gas on the market is HFO-1233zd(E). There isn’t really a similar gas in the library currently that I could use as proxy (GWP is low but not zero; and 0 ODP impact) – R134a should likely be […]

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Swapping seats without logging out/in

It would be handy for enterprises that have more than one user swapping specialist seats to have the ability to do so without being required to logout and login again. Maybe having a request seat button accessible from the home screen/tab.

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Recycled Content By Value (%)

The London Plan Policy for Circular economy assessments requires that we calculate the % of recycled content by value for the development in question. Its a relatively straight forward calculation, is this something that can be added as a generatable report?

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QOL – Filter “Add template” form search results by unit type

Apologies if this has been suggested before – Within the “Add template” form which appears when adding a template to a design, if an additional optional search box could be added below the “Search Template Name” input box, that could be used to additionally filter search results by the “unit description” (m, t, m3 etc.), […]

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Updated EPD functionality for accounting for construction waste

Construction waste needs to be accounted for under EN15978, but most EPDs don’t account for construction waste impacts either in additional material in modules A1-A3, or in disposal of construction waste in A5. However, some do. We need a way of quickly identifying which EPDs are accounting for construction waste, and a software solution for […]

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Flexible End of Life Selections

New LCA standards such as the RICS WLC standard will require mixed end of life scenarios, beyond what is currently possible in eTool. Green Star Buildings is another example. Under these standards and schemes materials will need to be modelled with varying proportions of end of life waste allocated to reuse, recycling, disposal in landfill, […]

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Update Default Construction Waste Factors

The current default construction waste factors are out of date. At least 3 standards/rating schemes have recently published average construction waste factors to be used to calculate A5 impacts. These should be integrated into eTool.

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Summary of sources for material’s data

Excel report summarizing material assumptions (recycling rate, eol, maintenance, etc.) with the references that are linked to each assumptions. Possibly add a column with the template(s) said material is in to help the user.

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data quality assessment

Using the contingency and uncertainty factors referenced in RICS v2 applied at template and EPD/material level to automate a data quality assessment

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