New RICS Whole Life Carbon 2nd Edition

Our flagship software, eTool, is now the first and only Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA) tool globally aligned to the RICS 2nd Edition (RICS WLCA 2E), a new global standard for consistent and accurate carbon measurement in building and infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. This comprehensive approach can aid decision making by providing visibility to embodied carbon, operational carbon and user carbon.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

DATA SETS FROM LATEST LCI SOURCES: EcoInvent v3.10 and AusLCI v2.43

  • Australasian LCI v20 NEW!
  • Global LCI v20 NEW!
  • European LCI v20 NEW!
  • New Zealand LCI v20 NEW!
  • North American LCI v20 NEW!
  • United Kingdom LCI v20 NEW!

GLOBALLY ALIGNED TO EN 15804+A2 NEW!


ELEMENT CATEGORISATIONS FOR BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • RICS WLCA 2E for Buildings NEW! 
  • ICMS 3 for Infrastructure NEW!

IMPACT INDICATORS for both EN 15804+A1 and EN 15804+A2 NEW!

  • Abiotic resource depletion minerals and energy (kg SB eq) NEW!
  • Acidification (mol H+ eq) NEW!
  • Eutrophication, freshwater (kg P eq) NEW!
  • Eutrophication, marine (kg N eq) NEW!
  • Eutrophication, terrestrial (mol N eq) NEW!
  • Land use (Pt) NEW!
  • Particulate matter (disease inc.) NEW!
  • Photochemical ozone formation (kg NMVOC eq) NEW!
  • Water use (m3 depriv.) NEW!

REPORTING MODULES AND SUBMODULES NEW!

MODULES NEW!
A0 Non-physical pre-construction activities, such as surveys and activities
associated with the design of the asset
B8 User activities not covered in B1-B7

SUBMODULES NEW!
A5.1 Pre-construction demolition (if applicable)
A5.2 Construction activities
A5.3 Waste and waste management
A5.4 Worker transport (optional)
B1.1 In-use material emissions and removals
B1.2 In-use fugitive emissions (refrigerants)
B4.1 Replacement of construction products, components, and systems
B4.2 Replacement of industrial systems (e.g. accidental release of refrigerants)
B6.1 Operational energy from regulated integrated systems


B6.2 Operational energy from un-regulated integrated systems
B6.3 Operational energy from un-regulated plug-loads|
B7.1 Water used by integrated systems
B7.2 Water used by other integrated systems
B7.3 Water used by non-integrated systems
B8.1 Impacts associated with building user mobility/transport not covered in B6
B8.2 Impacts associated with user charging of electric vehicles on-site
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B8.3 Other impacts associated with user


DEFAULT PARAMETERS AND EMISSIONS FACTORS NEW!


TRANSPORT IMPACT CALCULATIONS AND RETURN JOURNEY NEW!


MULTIPLE END OF LIFE SCENARIOS NEW!



UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS NEW!


DECARBONISATION NEW!

Please read below article for more details on each section above.

READ ABOUT KEY UPDATES

  • Reporting modules
  • Element categorisation for buildings and infrastructure
  • Default parameters and emissions factors
  • Transport impact calculations
  • Biogenic carbon
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Decarbonisation

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