Posts Tagged "energy efficiency"

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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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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Cape Paterson Zero Carbon Ecovillage Design

Cape Paterson Zero Carbon Ecovillage Design

I came across this project headed at Cape Paterson, I found it pretty interesting and shareable.. check it out and see what you think, here are some clips off their website. A genuine Ecovillage will restore and protect habitat, biodiversity and ecological values to the land, allow people to live lightly on the planet through sustainable design and sharing resources, and encourages a real sense...

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