Getting in early is crucial if LCA is going to be an effective design tool. A lot of the really big decisions and opportunities for carbon savings occur during early design stage. If we wait around for detailed information to be documented for the LCA we risk missing the boat on running LCA analysis on those more significant strategies. Far better is to make assumptions and get into the design conversations as early as possible.
eTool have built a number of “whole building” templates. These are designed to give a full picture of the buildings impacts with minimal information. At early Stage 2 you would typically only know the overall gross floor area and that is all. By utilising our whole building templates you can analyse the impact of different options.
See demonstration below of full LCA using whole building templates, great for fast early Stage 2 modelling.