Raise your hand if you recently selected a consultant, purely on price?
When we ask, “Other than price, were there other factors that guided your decision?”, we often hear “No, the other company gave a competitive price for the same thing”. […]
Condensation has been an issue in buildings for literally thousands of years. The cause is simple: warm, humid air comes into contact with a cold surface. If the cold surface is below the “dew point” of the humid air, […]Read More
Recently a client contacted us saying that they were, well, “in a bit of a pickle”.
The Building Surveyor had just inspected the building for final occupancy. However, they had noticed that the Energy Efficiency Report done (12 months earlier) […]
Dr Anderson recently conducted some training Workshops for an AIBS Energy Efficiency Conference about calculating a Class 2 (Apartment units) Building Average. Since the workshop was well received with good positive feedback, we’ve decided to put the content on our […]Read More
A “Verification Method” JV3 assessment compares the proposed building’s Annual Energy Consumption, against a simulated Reference Building. This Reference Building complies with all the elemental NCC Section J Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) requirements (e.g. insulation and glazing). According to JV3 modelling conditions, […]Read More
Summer — a great excuse to hit the beach or blast the air conditioning. With the sweltering heat creeping closer every day, blasting the A/C might seem like the only reasonable option to keep cool. However, with the cost of […]Read More
Energy efficiency assessments are quite complex. The cost of finding a Building Solution is effected by many different variables. It’s a bit like getting a quote for a kitchen or bathroom – since designs and materials differ, the cost changes […]Read More
Can you have completely renewable electricity that produces no greenhouse gas emissions?
Energy Efficiency isn’t just in our name, it’s what we strive for. We’d like to show you that going “green” is not only an achievable goal, but in many […]
This article is the final instalment of a three-part series examining elemental trading in a Verification Method (JV3) Thermal simulation. The series discusses the effects that solar absorptance, insulation and thermal mass have on the performance of the building envelope. […]Read More