Net Zero Innovation Centre

Net Zero Innovation Centre

At Cerclos, we understand that every project is unique.

Cerclos’ dedicated Life Cycle Design team can guide you towards your net zero goals, securing your project across its complete life cycle. 

We’ve designed our groundbreaking eTool software to reduce the environmental impacts of your building and infrastructure projects – whatever the shape.

While our experienced and trusted consultants advise your design innovation with practical strategies to help your transition to net-zero emissions.  

Over the journey, we’ve gathered extensive practical experience on a wide array of world-leading projects, from infrastructure to commercial, industrial and land development.

Core Service Areas


We provide you with a detailed understanding of the end-to-end environmental impacts of your project, focusing on life cycle carbon.


We can help you Identify the most effective and practical low-carbon strategies – tailored to your planning requirements. 


Together, we can Identify functional pathways to reach net zero carbon through real-world design innovations.


We’ll collaborate with you, our clients, to highlight opportunities and present recommendations for achieving your overall design goals.


Quantify your impacts and report on your environmental compliance. 

We have deep knowledge of industries, methods and standards.

Simply put, we understand your challenges and have built our solutions to be fit for purpose. 

We work with:

  • Developers
  • Builders
  • Governments 
  • Consultants 
  • Building Owners

As one, we’re committed to reducing the carbon emissions of your project.

Is your project already underway?

No problem; our trained assessors are working around the globe to provide agile design strategies for active building assignments. 

eTool’s Multiple Impact Reporting includes:

  • CO2e
  • Cost
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Land Use
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Human Toxicity
  • Plus more

Save more carbon in your early design stage 

An early-stage life cycle assessment and design is the most effective tool to help you to make difficult strategic and tactical sustainability decisions.

All while managing the risks and costs associated with your project.

The earlier you engage with Life Cycle Design services, the better, ensuring that crucial design opportunities are gained early in the concept stage. 

At the design brief stage, our Target Setting Study delivers very early project feedback – without needing to provide plans. 

Start your net zero journey with us today; reach out to our expert team for a consultation.

Together we can reduce carbon output and achieve net zero.

“eTool provides a platform for making informed decisions based on consistent data and will prove to be a powerful design tool in projects where energy, price and carbon are concerned.”

Lewis Hewton
Principal Sustainability Consultant


A holistic approach to Life Cycle Design.

Designed to Exceed Your Standards

Our service enables you to reach and exceed critical ratings with detailed results and reporting.

BREEAM Infrastructure (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s longest-established method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings. 

More than 550,000 buildings have been ‘BREEAM-certified’, with two million registered for certification in over 50 countries worldwide.

Founded by the Green Building Council of Australia, Green Star is an internationally recognised rating system aimed at new standards for healthy, resilient, positive buildings and places. 

Developed for Australian conditions, Green Star has certified thousands of sustainable fit-outs, buildings, homes and communities across the country.

The IS Rating Scheme (IS) is designed to evaluate economic, social and environmental performance across infrastructure planning, design, construction and operational phases. 

The combined Australian and New Zealand schemes can assess the sustainability performance of infrastructure at the asset level for portfolios and networks at a regional scale.

LEED is built on a framework of healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings. 

A LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability accomplishment backed by an industry of committed organisations and individuals.

Level(s) uses core sustainability indicators to calculate carbon, materials, water, health, comfort and climate change impacts throughout a building’s complete life cycle. 

An EU rating Level(s) offers a solution for identifying sustainability concerns and future-proofing your project or portfolio.


Net zero, approved.


Success Stories

eTool is paving the way for the next era in sustainable development with their innovative eToolLCD software

Hannah Morton

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Using eTool made what would have been a very complex process manageable and added valuable information to the project.

Richard Stokes

Sustainability Consultant

I highly recommend integrating eTool at earliest project stages to support systems thinking and inform decisions.

Patrick Jeannerat

Sustainability Manager 

eTool increasingly has more data in it that we can use as baselines… eTool gives us that capability for the designers to optimise their designs linking into Autodesk and other CAD based models… We [also] have some big plans to do that in HS2 in terms of turning the outputs from eTool into our digital twin so that everybody has access to that data and that it’s meaningful to them. [This way it] can spark the right types of conversations about reducing carbon and net zero and make it more inclusive.

Mark Fenton

Carbon Manager & Technical Services Director

eTool’s Life Cycle Assessment helped us understand how future impacts from energy, water, materials, recycling and waste will influence Greenhouse Gas emissions and the whole-of-life costs of our project. It enabled us to identify and compare different options to support informed decision-making with our Alliance partners and our target of a sustainable, Green Star certified railway station.

Caroline Minton

Sustainability Lead