eTool worked closed with progressive ESD consultants Cundall to provide Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for four large commercial buildings in Kings Square.

The Kings Square buildings are strategically located within the $5.2 billion Perth City Link precinct, and are part of one of Australia’s most significant CBD urban renewal developments. Developers Leighton Property set 5 Star Green Star requirements for all four of their current projects in Kings Square. With construction now underway, builders John Holland, Broad Construction and Probuild are working to achieve these targets.

Cundall recently guided Kings Square One (KS1) to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating. The design was awarded a total of 70 points of which five came from the completion of the LCA as part of the ‘Material Impacts Credit’ for the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star.

Describing the achievement as a great outcome by the KS1 team and the project, KS1 Project Manager Woody Forte said they worked collaboratively with their ESD consultant Cundall and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) experts eTool, to identify and incorporate the most cost effective ESD features in the design to deliver the 5 Star Green Star rating, while also ensuring alignment with the project deliverables.

Cundall was quick to incorporate the newly added LCA Green Star credits and engaged eTool to conduct the LCAs for the Kings Square developments.

Cundall’s Senior Consultant, Oliver Grimaldi explained that LCA was a logical inclusion for all of the projects and made it easy to get a full understanding of the environmental performance of the design. eTool’s innovative eToolLCD software is paving the way for the next era in sustainable development.

According to eTool’s Business Development Director, Alex Bruce, incorporating eToolLCD in all four projects in Kings Square as well as a number of other large Perth developments has clearly demonstrated to the industry that LCA is now a standard part of good design practice.