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The Maximum Glazing House – A Case Study

A client came to us with a difficult challenge, their house had the maximum glazing. Roughly 90% of the external façade of their house was composed of double glazed glass. Despite being double glazed, the Solar Hear Gain Co-efficient value […]

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Choosing “cheap” consultants: Saving Money or Increasing your Construction Costs?!

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”. […]

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Condensation & Humidity: How to Control it in your Building

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, […]

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Missing roof insulation?!

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) […]

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Class 2 Units: Building Average Calculation

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 […]

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What’s so great about our JV3 assessments?

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, […]

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12 Tips to Keep Cool & Save Energy this Summer

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 […]

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How Much does an Energy Rating Cost?

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 […]

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Our Electricity Consumption creates Zero Emissions

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 […]

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Elemental Trading Part 3: External Floors

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. […]

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