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Energy Efficiency Assessments

Detailed service offering

Whether trying to meet the obligations of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act or simply trying to understand your building better, an energy efficiency assessment offers clients the foresight and understanding of their building from one of our highly skilled assessors.

Walk Through Audit

  • Walk through of building up to​ 4 hours

  • Entry to all site plantrooms

  • Photo record and engineers notes provided in report format

  • Email highlighting major areas for improvement

 

AS3598 Level 1,2 Audits

Level 1
  • Site inspection of minimum of 30% of rooms plus all plant areas

  • Site wide energy usage on annual basis

  • Derive performance indicators

  • Broad conclusions and written report

Level 2
  • Site inspection of minimum of 50% of rooms plus all plant areas

  • Reconciliation of energy accounts

  • Identify Energy usage and variation on a month by month basis

  • Identify energy performance indicators

  • Detailed recommendations (target 70% accuracy) and priorities

  • Detailed written report along with up to 3 x 1hr client meetings

 

Detailed Costs & BMS

Equal to AS3598 Level 3
  • Site inspection of minimum of 100% of rooms plus all plant areas.

  • Reconciliation of all energy accounts.

  • Identify variation on a month by month basis.

  • Analyse utility 15 minute energy readings where available.

  • Identify energy performance indicators.

  • Detailed recommendations and priorities ( Target 90% accuracy).

  • Investigate funding and grant opportunities for the energy efficiency opportunities.

  • Obtain written budget quotes for works required (non contractual).

  • Comprehensive review of BMS functionality.

  • Usage of Clamp on metering for substantial unknown loads.

  • Production of PowerPoint presentation to help clarify findings.

  • Detailed written report along with up to 10 x 1 hour client meetings.

Energy Performance Monitoring

Detailed Service Offering

 We offer periodic (monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly) analysis to forecast and identify energy waste

Quarterly Scope

  • Initial setup to ensure trends required are available.
  • Quarterly remote login to site BMS and single site inspection.
  • Quarterly reporting and identification of energy waste
Bi-monthly Scope
  • Initial set up to ensure trends required are available

  • Bi-monthly Remote login to site BMS and Quarterly site inspections

  • Bi-monthly Reporting and identification of energy waste

  • Creation of Rating trend logs (NABERS or Internal KPI's

Monthly Scope

  • Initial set up to ensure trends required are available

  • Monthly Remote login to site BMS and bi-monthly site inspections

  • Monthly Reporting and identification of energy waste

  • Creation of Rating trend logs (NABERS or Internal KPI's) 

NABERS / CBD

Detailed Service offering

National Australian Built Environment Rating System & Commercial Business Disclosure

 
Whole Build only
  • Undertake NABERS assessment for Whole building Energy rating (*excl. lodgement fees).
Base Build or Tenancy with Review​
  • Undertake NABERS assessment for Tenancy or Base Energy building rating (*excl. lodgement fees).

  • Undertake NABERS assessment for NABERS Water rating (*excl. lodgement fees).

  • Provide high level review of building specific on measures to improve ratings.

NABERS Full Strategy​
  • Undertake NABERS assessment for Tenancy or Base Energy building rating (*excl. lodgement fees).

  • Undertake NABERS assessment for NABERS Water rating (*excl. lodgement fees).

  • Provide detailed review of building specific on measures to improve ratings.

  • Provide NABERS analytics showing potential ratings improvements.

  • Provide 6 month post-assessment performance review

Building Performance Modelling

Detailed Service offering

We offer computer simulation of building performance. This allows low cost design optimisation, NABERS/Green Star compliance and comfort assessment.

Concept Modelling
  • Mass modelling of up to 5 concepts or imported model(s).

  • Comparative energy performance estimates for each of the models rRanking only).

  • Concept CFD analysis of mass flow and solar irradiance mapping.

  • Detailed comprehensive analysis commentary.

  • Up to 3 hour workshop to discuss the analysis findings plus report re-issue.

Thermal Modelling​
  • Up to 3 iterations of thermal modelling.

  • Provide options report (up to 3 drafts and 1 final) giving up to 5 ways to improve perfomance or prove compliance.

  • Proposed fee includes use of SBEM templates for room type and HVAC system type only.

  • Natural ventilation modelling included where appropriate.

  • Up to 3, 2 hour meetings to highlight and help produce base model, identify options and discuss report findings.

Energy Modelling​
  • Up to 3 iterations of Thermal modelling.

  • Provide options report (up to 3 Drafts &  1 Final) to giving up to 5 ways to prove compliance.

  • Includes customisation of thermal templates for room types.

  • Includes customisation of HVAC systems.

  • Natural Ventilation, glare analysis and daylight modelling included where appropriate

  • Applicable for NABERS Commitment agreements

  • Up to 5 no. 2hr meeting to highlight, help produce base model, identify options and then discuss report findings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section J Advice & Modelling

Detailed Service offering

We can provide Section J DTS (Deemed to Satisfy), JV3 alternative methodology modelling and Full JV3 analysis.

DTS (Deemed to Satisfy)​
  • Provide single recommendations report (draft and final) to design and documentation achieve compliance.

  • Proposed fee includes Section J advice based on a DTS solution.

  • Single completion of glazing calculator and recommendations.

  • Up to 2 hour meeting to discuss report findings.

Equivalency Modelling​
  • Provide options report (up to 2 drafts and 1 final) giving up to 5 ways to prove compliance.

  • Proposed fee includes section J advice based on a DTS solution with only amendments to shading devices being modelled.

  • Up to 3 iterations of shading models and comparison to single result of JV3 of glazing calculator.

  • Up to 2, 2 hour meetings to identify options and discuss report findings.

Full JV3
  • Up to 3 iterations of energy modelling using JV3 methodology.

  • Provide options report (up to 3 drafts and 1 final) giving up to 5 ways to prove compliance.

  • Proposed fee includes Section J advice based on significant variance from DTS solution.

  • Up to 4, 2 hour meetings to highlight non-DTS, produce base model, identify options and discuss report findings.

 

Master planning & Building Physics Conceptual Analysis

Detailed Service offering

We provide climatic and topographical site analysis, comparative concept energy performance reporting, conceptual CFD and Design competition support. Understanding the localised factors should be a first principle for any masterplanning projects, a misunderstanding of environmental influences on a project made at the massing stage can often cause major impacts with projects during detailed design.

Overview​
  • Production of a single A1 poster and JPG of imagery used for:

  • Site specific temperature, humidity and irradiance profiling.

  • Site specific wind history annual and monthly trends.

  • High level analysis commentary

Outlining​

  • 12 Page building physics report in word format and JPG of imagery used for:

  • Mass modelling of a single concept or imported model.

  • Site specific temperature, humidity, irradiance, site specific wind history annual and monthly trends.

  • Concept CFD analysis of mass flow site only.

  • Solar irradiance mapping.

  • Detailed analysis commentary.

Detailed​

  • 25 Page building physics report in word format and JPG of imagery used for:

  • Mass modelling of up to 5 concepts or imported model(s).

  • Site specific temperature, humidity, irradiance, site specific wind history annual and monthly trends.

  • Concept CFD analysis of mass flow site and key areas.

  • Solar irradiance mapping.

  • Detailed comprehensive analysis commentary.

  • Up to 3 hour workshop to discuss the analysis findings plus report re-issue

Ratings Systems, including: 
Green Star, LEED, BREEAM, Living Building Challenge, Enviro-development, FitWell

Detailed Service offering

We offer GBCA Green Star Design As built, Performance or equivalency ratings. Our team also have experience in BREEAM, USGBC LEED & International Living Building Challenge. We can provide scope for these other rating on request. can provide technical advisors for Strategy, Independent Design Reviews or Performance Specifications.

Green Plan only

Schematic Design​

  • Review existing reports and strategy.

  • Sustainability Vision Workshop (2 hours) and Report.

  • Develop ESD strategy options including compliant options.

  • Green Star points finalisation workshop.

  • Produce Green plan outlining ESD initiatives including Green Star points if project to become certified.

  • Outline individual requirements for consultants.

  • Liaise with Consultants regarding their ESD requirements.

  • Up to 3, 2 hour meetings.

​​Tender Documentation

  • Provide ESD specifications for tender package.

Green Star Equivalency

Finalised Concept or Design Solutions​

  • Establish key performance and design criteria

  • Develop environmental control, façade and building services strategy with relevant consultants;

  • Indoor Environmental Quality – thermal comfort, daylight and air quality. Define an environmental control strategy, seasonal ventilation strategies and daylight optimisation;

  • Advise scheme and strategy for façade treatment, mechanical and electrical systems to achieve the specified NABERS rating. Develop up to 3 options for consideration for each.​

Scheme Design

  • Advise on facade solutions, daylight performance, solar control, insulation and ventilation strategies. 

  • Undertake preliminary thermal comfort model 

  • Examine for risk and/or opportunities that might have the greatest energy impact on the concept design.

  • Provide updated advice on BCA Section J Deemed to Satisfy (DTS) requirements for glazing and fabric performance. ​

Design Development

  • Advise the design team on ESD requirements.

  • Produce report documenting NABERS performance results as predicted by detailed energy model.

  • Specification review to ensure that documentation highlights areas critical

Certified Green Star Design

Pre-Design​

  • Act as the Green Star Accredited Professional for the rating.

  • Submit eligibility and registration information to the Green Building Council of Australia.

  • Establish key BPA (building performance analysis) criteria to achieve the desired Green Star credits.

  • Develop environmental control, façade and building services strategy with relevant consultants.

  • Indoor Environmental Quality – thermal comfort, daylight and air quality. Define an environmental control strategy, seasonal ventilation strategies and daylight optimisation.

  • Advise on implication of achieving energy modelling credits.

  • Workshop strategies for façade treatment, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems to achieve the specified building performance.

  • Concepts to be aimed at delivering maximum performance based on life cycle.

  • Complete initial outline Green Star scorecard of possible options. 

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Scheme Design

  • Steer BPA on facade solutions, daylight performance, solar control and insulation and ventilation strategies. 

  • Undertake preliminary thermal comfort model based on architects model output (gbXML).

  • Test performance of proposed facade options.

  • Examine for risk and/or opportunities that might have the greatest impact.

  • Provide advice on BCA Section J Deemed to Satisfy (DTS) or JV3 requirements for glazing and fabric performance. 

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Design Development

  • Advise the design team on Green Star requirements and submission information.

  • Liaise with the GBCA as required for the Green Star submission.

  • Produce progress report documenting BPA results as predicted by preliminary energy model.

  • Specification review to ensure that documentation highlights critical areas.

  • Co-ordinate the  optional Design Review which gives projects the confidence they are on the right track and provides an early opportunity to promote a Green Star commitment.

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Construction Documentation

  • Single review of all detailed design documentation to ensure compliance with energy performance design intent.

  • Produce a report documenting BPA results as predicted by detailed energy model.

  • Single review of commissioning documentation to report on impact on BPA

 

Construction Stage

  • Inspect to confirm installed equipment.

  • Advise builder on Green Star Office requirements as necessary.

  • Single review documentation of As-built.

  • Update scorecard reports and models for As-built information.

  • Preparation and co-ordination of Green Star Design and As-built submission 
    Round 1 and 2.