• 1
    Updating refrigerant gas
    1 month agoopen0
    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 c... Read more...
    chillerscenarioHFOLibraryrefrigerantgazlow gwp Motivation (why we need this feature): Updating library with new available gas on the market, Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: all,
  • 1
    Fix the spelling of 'Ferous' to 'Ferrous'
    4 months agoopen0
    This has been bugging me for a while - can the spelling please be corrected?
    LibraryReporting Motivation (why we need this feature): Looks unprofessional to have the wrong spelling of the word 'Ferrous', Which regions need the feature?: Global, United Kingdom, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: GLA assessments,
  • 1
    Updated EPD functionality for accounting for construction waste
    7 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...
    Design OptimisationLibraryReportingEDPs 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
    Update Default Construction Waste Factors
    8 months agoopen0
    The current default construction waste factors are out of date.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... Read more...
    Library Motivation (why we need this feature): Updated construction waste factors will improve the accuracy of assessments and limit rework for studies conducted to rating schemes with prescriptive average construction waste factors., Which regions need the feature?: Global, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: RICS WLC, Green Star Buildings (Au and NZ).,
  • 1
    Quality Checks for Library Templates
    8 months agoopen0
    We should add a set of quality checks to templates within the library environment. This would help with template validation and improve consistency of templates in the library.
    LibraryCertifier Motivation (why we need this feature): This would really help to improve consistency of templates in the library., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Green Star, BREEAM, ISC,
  • 3
    Summary of sources for material's data
    8 months agoopen0
    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 materi... Read more...
    LibraryReporting Motivation (why we need this feature): When the maintenace impact of a material (for instance) is quite high, we want to justify it easily in our reports. Or if we want to list the recycling rate of main materials from a circularity point of view. Currently, we need to check each element in each material individually, which is quite time consuming., 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,
  • 1
    Validated Template Filter in Library
    11 months agoopen0
    It could be useful to be able to search through only validated templates in the library when trying to identify the most appropriate template.
    Library Motivation (why we need this feature): Feedback from software subscribers indicates this could be a useful feature., 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,
  • 1
    EPD Creation
    11 months agoopen0
    It would be useful for some software users to be able to create product EPDs in eTool.
    LibraryEDPs Motivation (why we need this feature): This functionality is available in OneClickLCA and could be putting eTool at a competitive disadvantage., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Other, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A,
  • 1
    Add Hydraulic Oil as an LCI Material
    2 years agoopen2
    The addition of Hydraulic Oil as a material allows the creation of hydraulic ram and hydraulic cylinder templates.
    Library Motivation (why we need this feature): Hydraulic Oil is used extensively in infrastructure to move large, heavy items. The maintenance interval of the oil is frequent in large scale applications, and will potentially contribute to >1% overall scope 3 emissions for some projects., Which regions need the feature?: Australia and New Zealand, Which projects types does the feature support?: Infrastructure, Which ratings systems require the feature?: n/a,
  • 2
    Add Anodised Aluminium as an available LCI Material
    2 years agoopen0
    As a user I would like to include the impacts of Anodized Aluminium as part of the scope of my projects.
    Library Motivation (why we need this feature): A user has contacted us to ask that anodized aluminium could be added as an LCI element., Which regions need the feature?: Global, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Which ratings systems require the feature?: N/A,
  • 2
    Template Sharing Across an Organisation
    3 years agoapproved1
    Allow all users connected to an organisation to access each others' templates that they have created. This could work in two ways: - In the form of 'Organisation Templates' which every user under the ... Read more...
    LibraryOrganisations Motivation (why we need this feature): This would enable users to align assumptions with the best practice within each organisation. This would also drastically speed up the process of modelling, as templates that are re-used wouldn't need to be modelled again by another user. This would support newer users in eTool in modelling buildings that align with the other models an organisation produces. This would create less discrepancy between modellers/ which office they are in and how they have been taught to use eTool., Which regions need the feature?: Global, United Kingdom, Europe, Which projects types does the feature support?: Buildings, Infrastructure, Fit Outs, Landscaping, Which ratings systems require the feature?: Not rating scheme specific, but would be a useful feature across all rating schemes.,
  • 4
    Imperial system of units
    3 years 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,
  • 5
    Reporting EPD Impacts
    3 years 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,
  • 4
    Template Library Navigation
    4 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...
    LibraryDesign Optimisation 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,