As ESD consultants we can assist with evidence-based modelling, comparison to industry benchmarks and developing specifications, and guidance documents. We propose this is done by utilising effective sustainable strategy following the steps below
Step 1. Development of a structured approach including goals and objectives
Step 2. Quantify environmental impacts and identify intensive areas
Step 3. Comparison of environmental impacts with industry benchmarks
Step 4. Development of cost effective strategies
Step 5. Continual monitoring and evaluation of strategies
How we work
We take all documentation for review against the requirements for compliance with the Energy Efficiency Provisions of the NCC. From here we undertake initial façade and thermal bridging calculations to provide an early review on the window to wall ratios, insulation levels, and shading requirements.
During the design development phase, we create initial computerised energy models as the base for our advice. Our team then provides input in terms of energy efficiency, building envelope design optimisation, and collaborate with architects and consultants to satisfy Section J requirements.
Our team can from this point develop a final computerised whole building model. This allows us to provide input to the consultant team enabling a complete and coordinated set of building license documents that incorporate the agreed energy efficiency requirements.
Post the development of the relevant documentation, our team is equipped to liaise with Architects and building contractors with instructions, supplementary details, and clarification of the construction documents. Our team also collates all relevant evidence that demonstrates compliance with Section J and updates the relevant ‘as constructed’ documentation.