eTool LCA software is an industry leading Life Cycle Assessment program that enables in-depth analysis of building inputs, as well as design performance modelling to account for both the embodied and operational carbon of a project.
eTool enables effective comparison between business as usual design and material selection, with alternative methods, as well as life cycle costing and carbon accounting over the life of a building. This enables a designer or project team to compare cost-benefit scenarios in terms of a quantifiable performance and cost.
The following graphs, illustrate the expected environmental performance of Josh’s house across energy and water use, as well as greenhouse gas emissions based on modelling at the design stage. The life cycle cost comparison was also calculated in relation to an average new Perth dwelling.
Modelling indicated the homes would use around 40% of the scheme water of a typical Perth home. This is achieved through a combination of best practice water efficiency measures (both inside and outside) as well rainwater being used for all indoor use, with scheme water as a back-up when the tank is empty. Greywater is used for garden irrigation.
Lifecycle Cost Comparison
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Living Key offers a set of rating tools, services and resources for industry and householders to assess and rate the liveability and sustainability of urban residential properties. Our detailed property reports provide an easy to understand sustainability assessment rating of the key liveability and sustainability features and attributes of your property.