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Making Your Building Sustainable

Building sustainability means making your building more energy efficient and comfortable to live in. Housing is long-life infrastructure. Houses built today shape the energy, water and resource demands for decades to come. Making them efficient now will reduce the cost-of-living for homeowners and benefit society over...

$400,000 for NABERS Multi Residential Program.

Following the recent COAG Energy Council meeting,  federal and state governments have committed $18 million, including $400.000 for development of NABERS multi residential program, to progress the National Energy Productivity Plan. The long awaited new NABERS program will rate the energy performance of apartment buildings nationwide...

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  Partners Energy are experts in assigning a NatHERS Energy rating to your home. All new houses  require a BASIX Certificate to satisfy the council building requirements and Partners Energy can perform a NatHERS Rating for your new house which can be used as part of the...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MORTALITY AND THE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF BUILDINGS

This article from the CSR newsletter points out the relationship between mortality and the thermal problems of current house design in Australia and also suggests some possible solutions. Scott Clarkson the Project manager of Innovation at CSR discusses recent studies that have linked temperature, building quality...

HOW TO RUN AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME

David of Partners Energy is often called on to give advice and conduct energy audits by clients who build well designed energy efficient houses but find their energy use is greater than expected. David often finds that the clients haven’t received instructions on the best way...

SOLAR BATTERIES – When and Which one?

Partners energy are up to date with the latest data on the new generation solar batteries and can provide advice on the feasibility for you. This article from the NSW Office of  Environment and Heritage provides an insight into some of the issues you need...

WHAT IS BASIX?

BASIX or Building Sustainability Index, is a planning initiative of the New South Wales Government that requires all new dwellings to be designed and built to achieve a 40% reduction in water consumption and  in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the average  pre BASIX dwelling....

BASIX and Social Equity

BASIX has a direct link to assisting social equity in Australia according to Andy Marlow from Envirotecture. He sees positive outcomes in reducing ongoing costs for the most disadvantaged as data from 2014 shows that 18 percent of approved single dwellings for the most disadvantaged,...

What is Section J Certification?

Partners Energy complete over 500 Section J Certifications per year and are experts in commercial building certification. Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC)  Volume 1, outlines the energy efficiency requirements of non-residential buildings. The main objective is to reduce the amount of energy a...

Section J Training

Partners Energy provides an onsite training course entitled Section J – Pathways to Compliance. This workshop focuses on insulation and glazing issues and the practical requirements of Section J of the National Construction Code. It is a two hour training session and worth 2 CPD points through Australian...