BUILDING DESIGNERS

EcoForm can assist property designers in going beyond compliance and ensure that the
projects they build meet the definition of Sustainable Development.

BUILDING DESIGNERS

EcoForm can assist property designers in going beyond compliance and ensure that the projects they build meet the definition of Sustainable Development.

Energy Efficiency for Building Designers

EcoForm can assist property designers in going beyond compliance and ensure that the projects they build meet the definition of Sustainable Development.

Home designers can influence their clients to create something that can make a sustainable difference rather than just another building or extension. Ensuring the above is well considered during the design stage can be achieved at minimum cost.

Greater knowledge and understanding of how to make adjustments and provisions to a project can make a difference to the client’s ongoing costs in the long run.

Key Features of Sustainable
Building Design

There are many factors of a home design that can make a difference in energy efficiency
and sustainability.

Location:

Every individual chooses where they would like to live, and each location has its limitations and challenges. Understanding the climate zone of a given location where a proposed development is built can help determine the best design, construction method, materials used and orientation. As well as the broader climate zones, microclimates are used in energy efficiency calculations, each with its limitations and benefits.

Orientation:

Together with location, the orientation of the residence plays a critical role in the efforts for a building to comply with the BCA. The best orientation for a residence is to ensure that the living is facing north and the bedroom faces south. Also to note is the distance of the north-facing areas from the boundary so that overshadowing of neighbours does not restrict solar access.

Design:

Ensuring the living spaces of your home face north may be well known, but knowing this on its own will not guarantee a 6 Star residence. The other design principles to be considered are the amount of glass, particularly in the living areas and the depth of eaves.

There is a lot of weighting on the living area when designing a home. Too much glass and not enough eaves can make the living area hot, while not enough glass and too many eaves can make the living room cold. Getting this right can make it easier to achieve a 6 Star residence. Each climate zone will have its own results, but the trend is generally the same.

Materials Used:

When planning the construction of a new residence, there will be an idea or schedule of construction materials required for that design. Some builders have a set schedule of materials considered in building their client’s homes, while others can have the freedom to choose what materials they would like to incorporate into their dream home.

When good design principles are encouraged, the need for changing a material selection is reduced or less costly. It is possible to build a 6-Star residence throughout Australia without compromising on budget as long as the first three points on achieving an energy-efficient house are considered.

For personalised advice on energy-efficient home design, reach out to an EcoForm consultant.

Energy Efficiency for Building Designers

EcoForm can assist property designers in going beyond compliance and ensure that the projects they build meet the definition of Sustainable Development.

Home designers can influence their clients to create something that can make a sustainable difference rather than just another building or extension. Ensuring the above is well considered during the design stage can be achieved at minimum cost.

Greater knowledge and understanding of how to make adjustments and provisions to a project can make a difference to the client’s ongoing costs in the long run.

Key Features of Sustainable Building Design

There are many factors of a home design that can make a difference in energy efficiency and sustainability.

Location:

Every individual chooses where they would like to live, and each location has its limitations and challenges. Understanding the climate zone of a given location where a proposed development is built can help determine the best design, construction method, materials used and orientation. As well as the broader climate zones, microclimates are used in energy efficiency calculations, each with its limitations and benefits.

Orientation:

Together with location, the orientation of the residence plays a critical role in the efforts for a building to comply with the BCA. The best orientation for a residence is to ensure that the living is facing north and the bedroom faces south. Also to note is the distance of the north-facing areas from the boundary so that overshadowing of neighbours does not restrict solar access.

Design:

Ensuring the living spaces of your home face north may be well known, but knowing this on its own will not guarantee a 6 Star residence. The other design principles to be considered are the amount of glass, particularly in the living areas and the depth of eaves.

There is a lot of weighting on the living area when designing a home. Too much glass and not enough eaves can make the living area hot, while not enough glass and too many eaves can make the living room cold. Getting this right can make it easier to achieve a 6 Star residence. Each climate zone will have its own results, but the trend is generally the same.

Materials Used:

When planning the construction of a new residence, there will be an idea or schedule of construction materials required for that design. Some builders have a set schedule of materials considered in building their client’s homes, while others can have the freedom to choose what materials they would like to incorporate into their dream home.

When good design principles are encouraged, the need for changing a material selection is reduced or less costly. It is possible to build a 6-Star residence throughout Australia without compromising on budget as long as the first three points on achieving an energy-efficient house are considered.

For personalised advice on energy-efficient home design, reach out to an EcoForm consultant.

Need Expert Advice On Energy Efficiency
Or Bushfire Planning?

Talk to one of our team to find out how EcoForm can help with
your next project.

Need Expert Advice On
Energy Efficiency
Or Bushfire Planning?

Talk to one of our team to find out how EcoForm can help with
your next project.

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Energy Efficiency Audits For Building Designers

EcoForm has experience in assisting building designers in all sizes of development, both large and small. Whether it is an alteration and addition, granny flat, large new home, or multi-residential development, we can help.

If you are just after minimum compliance, EcoForm are market leaders in developing performance solutions allowing you to have more freedom in the design options while complying with the minimum requirements.

EcoForm is equally skilled at developing your projects to exceed the minimum energy efficiency requirements, working with you and your client to fulfil their project’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

Bushfire Services for Building Designers

EcoForm has all levels of Bushfire Practitioners in-house and can take on all jobs, from simple to complex. At times, the Bushfire regulations can be confusing, leaving you unsure what reports you need or what action to take to comply. Talk to us to determine which of the following Bushfire Reports is right for your project.

Building Designer Consultancy

As a building designer, there is a myriad of factors you need to consider when developing a design for your clients. While your clients may believe it is as simple as putting lines on paper, you know that every line has to be well thought out, and every decision has consequences.

Bring EcoForm onto your design team, and we can act as if we are an in-house consultant and help you navigate bushfires, energy efficiency and sustainability requirements of your projects.

Contact us on a job-by-job basis, talk about a potential project, or have us conduct an information session in your office so you can be prepared for your next project.

Environmental Services for Building Designers

Does your project aim to go beyond the minimum standards required? That may be for many reasons, including the client requesting a more sustainable building, a council planning condition, to gain approval for a greater lot yield or exceeding the height restrictions of an area.

Whatever the reason, EcoForm can assist, and we will find the most suitable tool for quantifying the sustainability of the project, which can include the following methods:

Energy Efficiency Audits For Building Designers

EcoForm has experience in assisting building designers in all sizes of development, both large and small. Whether it is an alteration and addition, granny flat, large new home, or multi-residential development, we can help.

If you are just after minimum compliance, EcoForm are market leaders in developing performance solutions allowing you to have more freedom in the design options while complying with the minimum requirements.

EcoForm is equally skilled at developing your projects to exceed the minimum energy efficiency requirements, working with you and your client to fulfil their project’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

Bushfire Services for Building Designers

EcoForm has all levels of Bushfire Practitioners in-house and can take on all jobs, from simple to complex. At times, the Bushfire regulations can be confusing, leaving you unsure what reports you need or what action to take to comply. Talk to us to determine which of the following Bushfire Reports is right for your project.

Building Designer Consultancy

As a building designer, there is a myriad of factors you need to consider when developing a design for your clients. While your clients may believe it is as simple as putting lines on paper, you know that every line has to be well thought out, and every decision has consequences.

Bring EcoForm onto your design team, and we can act as if we are an in-house consultant and help you navigate bushfires, energy efficiency and sustainability requirements of your projects.

Contact us on a job-by-job basis, talk about a potential project, or have us conduct an information session in your office so you can be prepared for your next project.

Environmental Services for Building Designers

Does your project aim to go beyond the minimum standards required? That may be for many reasons, including the client requesting a more sustainable building, a council planning condition, to gain approval for a greater lot yield or exceeding the height restrictions of an area.

Whatever the reason, EcoForm can assist, and we will find the most suitable tool for quantifying the sustainability of the project, which can include the following methods:

Contact The EcoForm
Team Today

Contact The EcoForm
Team Today

Why Choose EcoForm?

When you work with EcoForm, you are partnering with experts in sustainability, energy efficiency and bushfire risk management. We are more than consultants; we are part of your team. We guarantee to give you the most up-to-date advice, personal service and competitive pricing, just as if you had access to in-house energy efficiency and bushfire specialists.

Email your plans to admin@ecoform.com.au for a quote, or call 1300 372 846

Why Choose EcoForm?

When you work with EcoForm, you are partnering with experts in sustainability, energy efficiency and bushfire risk management. We are more than consultants; we are part of your team. We guarantee to give you the most up-to-date advice, personal service and competitive pricing, just as if you had access to in-house energy efficiency and bushfire specialists.

Email your plans to admin@ecoform.com.au for a quote, or call 1300 372 846

Discuss Your Project With The
EcoForm Team Today

Discuss Your Project With The EcoForm Team Today

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