The Private data feature is available to all Expert license users. It requires you to create a company account, instructions for which can be found here.
What can do you with 'Private data'?
Pre-requisites for using private datasets are:
- Having an Expert license
- Having created a company account (how to set up a company account)
- To add private data, you need to be the 'Main user' of the organization (multiple users can be the ‘Main users’).
- Access the company's private data in their projects
How do you add private data?
- Clicking 'Create private data' will give you the option to add a new private data set.
- Under 'Private datasets' you can access existing private data.
- CML is for all international building tools apart from the other options listed or DGNB or Dutch NMD tool
- TRACI is for building tools used in US/Canada
- INIES for Energie Carbone tools in France
For GHG reporting, select 'Corporate reporting' for any Scope 3 data point.
For energy data points to be used in GHG reporting OR building tools, select the electricity, heating or fuel data point accordingly.
For a new transportation data point, select 'Transportation profile'.
The additional available options can be used with the EPD tools following the selected methodology.
- Fill in the name and reference unit. If the reference unit is 'm2', also fill in the thickness. If the reference unit is different then mass, also fill in the density.
- Select the type of resource, e.g. Aluminium
- Select the type of dataset
- Select the country
- Fill in the source of the data
- Fill in the chosen upstream database
- Please note that the characterisation factors of CML and TRACI are not equivalent.
- The emissions have to match one unit of your chosen reference unit.
- Click on 'Data properties' and enable the data to be used in your calculations.
- Please note: By changing the properties the data will be available in certification tools such as BREEAM and LEED. The user will be responsible for data compliance.
- You are not able to add data points to regulated/mandated datasets such as the Dutch NMD database.
- Resource use (CML)
- Waste categories (CML)
- Other output flows (CML)
- Core environmental impact indicators - EN 15804 +A2 (This is not currently used in most building LCA calculation tool).