December - eTool LCD Advanced Training (UK)
December - eTool LCD Advanced Training (UK)

December - eTool LCD Advanced Training (UK)

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eTool Office Brighton Brighton Junction, 1a Isetta Square, Brighton, BN1 4GQ, United Kingdom

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We offer three types of LCA training courses to best suit your needs and desired level of knowledge.
  1. eToolLCD Introductory (2 hours) (Subscription: Freelancer, Consultant or Specialist)
  2. eToolLCD Advanced (2 half days)  (Subscription: Consultant or Specialist)
  3. eToolLCD Specialist (3 half days) (Subscription Requirement: Specialist Only) 
Course Overview
This course, which takes place over two half days, is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology as well as a basic understanding of how to conduct a whole building life cycle assessment using the eToolLCD software. You will be guided through your own practice project through to “certification” level to ensure a full understanding of the concepts and software. Upon completion of eToolLCD Advanced LCA training, you will have first hand experience conducting an LCA as well as an overall understanding of life cycle assessment of the built form. Ongoing support will be provided through your project as required, at mutually agreeable times, to get your project to “certification” level. Upon completion of this “certified” project, you will be awarded an “eToolLCD Consultant” accreditation.  

Your certified models can be used to award 2 BREEAM Innovation credits in LCA.  Ouputs from the models can also be used within our spreadsheet template to award the 3 Life Cycle Costing (Man 05) credits.

Cost: Free with Consultant or Specialist subscription. 
Learn about subscription packages and sign up here >>

Prerequisites: None
Location: Brighton, England & Webinar format
Time: Day 1:  9am-2pm, Day 2: 9am-12pm
Your trainer: Pat Hermon

Pat is a sustainability consultant who specialises in energy efficiency, sustainable construction, renewable technologies and environmental assessment. Pat is fluent in interpreting numerous environmental standards thanks to over 6 years of experience with engineering consultancies in the UK and Perth. Pat is dedicated to sustainability and traces his green roots back to growing up beside a loch in rural Scotland. After spending a few years in Perth, Australia soaking up the sunshine and windsurfing on the coast, he moved back to the UK and now runs the eTool UK office.


Day 1: Introduction to LCA and eToolLCD 

Open to: Freelancer, Consultant and Specialist subscribers
  • Aims of eToolLCD Software, eTool History
  •  LCA Basics
  •  eToolLCD Software Basics
    • Project
    • Buildings (with explanation of design life algorithm)
    • Templates
  • Overview of Advanced eToolLCD Features
  • Cloning a Design for Improvements or Scenarios
  • Recording Improvement Strategies
  • LCA Reporting
  • Submitting for Certification 
  • Homework exercise - Complete your first LCA model!

Day 2: Advanced Concepts and eToolLCD Use

Open to: Consultant and Specialist subscribers

  • Run through your first model.  Discuss any difficulties and problems faced
  • Low Carbon Design Principles and Demonstrations
    • Building Design Life and effect on Embodied Impacts
    • Low Carbon Materials (and the thermal mass trade off)
    • Assembly, Transport and Travel Impacts
    • Recurring Impacts (maintenance)
    • Operational Energy Efficiency
    • Water
    • Renewable Energy
  •  Advanced Features Training
    • Sharing Designs and Templates
    • Nested Templates
    • eTool Expressions Wizard
    • Custom Grids, Equipment and Materials
  • BREEAM - LCA Innovation Advanced Features Training

If you are already or are interested in becoming a 'Specialist' subscriber, please get in touch for the third day of training. 

Day 3: Advanced Concepts and eToolLCD Use

Open to: Specialist subscribers only

  • Validating Templates
  • Full Report Suite Training
  • Example LCAs (Residence, Office, Infrastructure)
  • Life Cycle Cost (LCD) Modelling in eToolLCD
  • Target Setting Models for Early Stage Design Brief Feedback
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