Building a Sustainable Future
eTool was formed in 2010 by engineering uni mates Rich and Alex who knew that climate change was a problem worth solving and that they should give it their best shot. Over the last three years, they’ve worked hard, championed through full time jobs, late nights, weekends and holidays to get eTool and eTool LCA software ready, out there and being used by the guys that can really make a difference…you.
Since 2012, the eTool team has grown, adding more passionate and driven problem solvers into the mix and taking eTool LCA to global success.
For everyone involved in the team, it’s not just about building a sustainable future, but challenging the status quo, encouraging change and helping people understand how to reduce their impact on the environment.
We love solving problems – just like global warming. One of our favourite sayings is that if the world was cooling down instead of warming up, we would find a clever way to pump as much CO2 into the air as we could to get the planet back on track!
But at the moment, we are faced with a problem which we believe has a simple solution, lower our carbon footprint, design more intelligently and live more sustainably. As buildings account for 35% of the planet’s carbon footprint, we figured this was the best place to start, so for now eTool is solving global warming through low carbon buildings, one design at a time.
We know that we’ve taken on a momentous task and that we might be at it a while, so we put together some key points that outline what our company stands for and where we are headed.
- Provide eTool LCA free of charge to maximise accessibility to everyone and enable a dramatic reduction to global CO2 emissions
- Increase the use of eTool LCA as quickly and effectively as possible through comprehensive education, training and marketing
- Utilise profits to further fund other actions that enhance the quality of life globally through initiatives like One percent for the Planet
- Practice business in a financially sustainable and ethical manner while providing a supportive work environment for our employees
Going further than the triple bottom line approach, our Company Charter details how we operate as an organisation.