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    Updated EPD functionality for accounting for construction waste
    4 months agoopen0
    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 wa... Read more...
    LibraryReportingEDPsDesign Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): 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 accounting for construction waste when the EPD doesn't., 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 schemes that refer to EN15978 - so essentially all.,
  • 1
    Flexible End of Life Selections
    4 months agoopen0
    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... Read more...
    File Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): Required for compliance with standards., Which regions need the feature?: United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Other, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: RICS WLC standard Green Star Buildings,
  • 4
    Electric Equipment Options
    9 months agoopen0
    We need more electric construction equipment options, including simple electricity consumption during construction. It is becoming more common to have electrical equipment and grid connection to site,... Read more...
    Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): This feature is required to capture decarbonisation of construction equipment and the construction phase more generally. This is particularly important for infrastructure projects which have very high construction phase impacts compared to traditional building projects., 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, Which ratings systems require the feature?: ISC, Metronet, Green Star,
  • 2
    Scope 1, 2 and 3 - Sort Analysis
    12 months agoopen0
    In the Analysis tab for a scenario, it would be extremely helpful to be able to sort by Scope 1, 2 and 3 for the design (similar to how you can select element process names or modules). A one-click ta... Read more...
    Design OptimisationReporting Motivation (why we need this feature): Reduce error, streamline analysis process, user friendly interface, 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,
  • 1
    Include "Warehouse" as a Building Function
    2 years agoopen0
    Warehouses are demanding more and more LCAs and there is no specific function on the "building funtion" list specific. "Distributin centre" would be other good option.
    Design Optimisation Motivation (why we need this feature): To response to the actual demand of LCAs, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Non,
  • 3
    Un-Certify - Re-Certify Design Feature
    3 years 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.,
  • 4
    Template Library Navigation
    3 years 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 usef... 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,
  • 3
    New Benchmarks
    4 years agoopen1
    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,
  • 2
    Show sub-totals for Proposed and Improved Designs when using scenarios
    4 years 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,
  • 8
    Customized Concrete Mix Design
    4 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
    Capture building inputs that occur at different stages over life cycle
    4 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,
  • 8
    Improved Recommendations Recording
    4 years agoapproved4
    I find that you can't make any edits to recommendations or rerecord a recommendation without it throwing off the total balance when compared to a reference/base design. It's especially difficult when ... Read more...