Around 25% of a typical household’s energy consumption is dedicated to heating water for various purposes such as the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. In certain households, this percentage could be significantly higher. With a multitude of options available, selecting the ideal hot water system can be challenging.
Passive design strategies help reduce energy consumption, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.
This is achieved by taking advantage of natural resources to regulate temperature and light levels, reducing the need for artificial heating, cooling, and lighting systems.
The National Construction Code has established energy efficiency provisions to ensure that both Australian residential and commercial buildings are designed and constructed to operate with a suitable, yet minimum, energy level based on their intended purpose and location.
The term “sustainability” has been gaining some much-needed attention within the building design industry, but what does it actually mean?