Recommendations: Materials Related Strategies and reducing Embodied Carbon

How to Model Common Improvement Strategies on eTool

Now that you have completed the Reference/Business as usual design it’s time to model your improvement strategies. With our new ‘Scenarios’ feature, building your proposed design by adding single improvement strategies is now much easier to do in eTool. In case you haven’t already, we demonstrate how the new ‘Scenarios’ feature works in our Intermediate Training course. So please ensure that you’ve completed both your Beginner and Intermediate training courses.

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Concrete Bulk Swap – Fly Ash 50% blend

  • Make sure fly ash quantities known
  • Make sure same MPa is specified
  • Make Sure same reinforcement % is specified
  • Use ‘Bulk Swap’ feature to change the concrete (materials) to correlating fly ash quantities.

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Replace Carpet/Tile for Timber Floor

  • Know m2 of carpet/tile to be replaced
  • Add timber floor at correct quantity
  • Bulk swap disposal method, 50% recycle, 50% compost is an ok assumption
  • Delete/reduce the corresponding amount of carpet/tile

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Structure replacement: Steel for Timber

  • Determine the quantity of the material you’re replacing
  • Add a timber template of the same quantity or equivalent of steel deleted
  • Delete the steel component of the original structure

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Other Materials Strategies

See Pats session on reducing embodied carbon

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Other Strategies: Operational Energy Strategies, Energy Generation Strategies

Other Related Article: Scenario Feature

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