Energy Efficient Living and Design

Pilot Issue

Publisher Description

This ebook is designed to provide a practical guide into the key factors which influence the energy efficiency rating of residential buildings for both new and renovation projects. 

The ebook covers all aspects of the project life cycle commencing with the drafting of the clients design brief prior to commencing the concept design phase within the project design phase during the project life cycle. It goes on further to describe the impact various building materials and methodologies have on the thermal performance of residential buildings and offers solutions to maximise green star ratings, national, and local government requirements internationally.

We’ll Show You How To:

Gain an understanding as to “Who sets the Standards”?

Obtain a brief outline of the NCC or BCA (National Construction Code or Building Code and Standards)

Acquire a basic understand of Climate Zones and Wind Speeds 

Design in harmony with the climate

Set your Project Goals

Gain an understanding of the Project Life Cycle and the timely introduction of the EER process

Compile an Owner or Client Design Brief Checklist of the key considerations

Project Boundaries Outline and Particulars

Type and nature of the proposed Development or Project to be undertaken

Development Criteria

Building Requirements and Constraints

Structural Considerations

Elevation Treatments, Features, consider Solar Heat Gain and Energy Efficiency

Adjoining Property consider e g. Proximity, over-shadowing, over-looking. aesthetics

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Design Considerations

Select and engage your EER Project Consultant Team 

Understanding the Team Members Roles

Who are the likely Team Members what are the Roles and Key Areas of Responsibilities?

Fee Proposal and Bid Review for Consultants

Bid Review for Contractor Building Services

Summary of Scope Items for Consultants

Summary of Fee Submissions from Consultants

Summary of Tender Prices / Submissions from Building Contractors and or Suppliers

Select and Engage your Builder suggested procurement and Engagement Forms and Formats

Initial Letter seeking Registrations of Interest from Builders

Builder Selection Interview Agenda

Tenders Received Review Process

Bid Review for Building Contractors

Summary of Tenders Submissions

Initiate and understand Sustainability Audits and the Key Factors to consider

Read a Computer Simulated EER Energy Efficiency Report typically for new and existing homes and additions

Explore your options and alternatives for your project

Site Considerations and Site Plan Things you need to Consider or Watch Out

Plan your Build or Renovation and or Home Additions we highlight some key considerations

Determine, initiate and recognize good EER Design Principles, what you Must Have and Must Avoid

Make valued decisions on Material Selections for key building elements, such as:

Insulation types, R values, installation, and placement

Windows and External Door Screens designs, materials, glazing options

Roof and Attic Space insulation and ventilation

Ventilation design considerations

Design options to consider for improving an EER Report

Recapping and some useful additional information 

EER and the future, where to from here?

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Richard Veldon
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