Hot Water Systems

Hot water shower

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.

Cold Climate Design Strategies

Cold Climate House

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.

NCC 2022 – House Energy Compliance

Ecologically Sustainable Development

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.

A Sustainable Home

The term “sustainability” has been gaining some much-needed attention within the building design industry, but what does it actually mean?

Understanding Thermal Performance

The term ‘thermal performance’ generally refers to how efficiently a system or device manages and transfer heat. Thermal performance has become a crucial factor in building design due to regulations that mandate energy conservation and carbon emission reduction by minimizing heat loss from buildings to the external environment.

Green Living Tips

People are drawn to a green-living lifestyle for a variety of reasons, whether it is sound environmental practices, cost-savings initiatives, or the opportunity to instil positive values in the younger generation.

Energy use and climate change

Energy is vital to how we live our daily lives but most of us don’t use energy as efficiently as we could. ​By becoming more energy efficient, we can help to reduce the amount of energy we use overall.

Benefits of solar power

solar energy

Solar power, the most widely consumed renewable energy, boasts a host of benefits for both the environment and your home.​

Creating an energy-efficient home

At a time of spiralling power bills and angst over global warming, it makes perfect sense to renovate your home – or build a new home – in a way that will minimise energy usage. ​

Air Leaks and Draughts

Air leaks reduce the thermal performance of a building and the main culprits are openings and cracks in the building’s walls and roof.​