The issue of condensation in buildings has occurred for millennia. The cause is simple: relatively warm, humid air comes into contact with a cold surface. If the cold surface is below the “dew point” of the humid air, condensation will […]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
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!
What’s a Star Rating worth? How can you estimate the cost of electricity for heating & cooling your home from a House Star Rating? Is it even possible? It is, but it requires a little work. You’ll need to find […]Read More