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) […]
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
This article is the second of a three-part series discussing elemental trading in a Verification Method JV3 thermal simulation. The series discusses the effect solar absorptance, insulation and thermal mass have on the performance of the building envelope. In the […]Read More
This article is the first instalment of a three-part series examining elemental trading in a Verification Method (JV3) Thermal simulation. The series discusses the effect solar absorptance, insulation and thermal mass have on the performance of the building envelope. In […]Read More
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” -Benjamin Franklin
Considering a low Fee Proposal for an Energy Efficiency assessment? Before choosing an assessor, you should know what potential ‘hidden costs’ you might face […]
Recently, a client was referred to us, as they were having difficulty getting a Building Solution for their new home in South East Queensland. The 330m² two–storey house was on a 10m x 30m footprint, with a long span of […]Read More
The first step to answering this question is to ask another question: what exactly is included in your building envelope? But the answer is more complicated than you might first think. Correctly or incorrectly defining the building envelope can significantly […]Read More
In hotter climates, ceiling fans can provide a big increase in a building’s energy efficiency rating. But how does the National Construction Code (NCC) & National House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Software calculate their exact benefit? Time to get technical!