Posts Tagged "efficient"

Energy Efficiency Software, Accredited raters and your house

Energy Efficiency Software, Accredited raters and your house

In this issue of the blog I thought I would elaborate on energy efficiency software and how it effects your next house, extension or addition.  As alot of us know, each new house requires software modelling if it does not fit in with the deemed to satisfy provisions of the BCA (Building Code of Australia). Many designers and Architects are having this service done now without even attempting to...

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Hydro Tasmania has plans for Australia’s largest wind farm

Hydro Tasmania has plans for Australia’s largest wind farm

Ecogeneration in their latest online newletter outlined plans about Hydro Tasmania’s plans for Australia’s largest ever wind farm. As Tassie is our home state this is literally close to home!, there is already plenty of controversy over Aurora Energy (hydro created power supplier) and how it buys and sells power since the Bass Link that connects Tasmania into the Victorian...

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Why arn’t we saving energy!

Why arn’t we saving energy!

This is a great blog post I found on designbuildsource recently and thought it should be shared, check it out! With so much effort having gone into green building and construction throughout Australia, a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that overall household energy consumption was on the rise and that household energy consumption per capita had not improved...

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How to choose the right WERS rated window for your climate zone

How to choose the right WERS rated window for your climate zone

What is WERS? The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) enables windows to be rated and labelled for their annual energy impact on a whole house, in any climate of Australia.Benefits of choosing energy rated windows include: adds to property resale value comfort and amenity are improved by the use of high-performance windows reduced reliance on air-conditioning and other artificial cooling...

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Required Accreditation for Energy Raters

Required Accreditation for Energy Raters

During the week the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency issued two bulletins, both of which have relevance for Accredited Thermal Performance Assessors like ourselves. Bulletin One – Nathers technical note This has been prepared to assist NatHERS assessors who conduct energy rating assessments of houses. These principles will supersede any document that you may be using. Any...

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