All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful
NatHERS specifications can help boost the energy efficiency of buildings, but some simple possibilities are left untapped. Some pundits have said “all energy models are wrong,...
What’s Going on with U Values?
Have you been wondering how U values for windows are calculated, and why different suppliers and different countries seem to use different numbers?
Coming Changes to Green Star: Air Tightness
The Green Building Council of Australia has worked hard for over a decade to change the way buildings are built in this country. Their influence is...
Controlling Condensation Risk in Building Envelopes
Most of us could share a scary story or two about mould and mildew in buildings.
Managing Risk with Building Envelope Commissioning
Imagine we are standing on the roof of a recently-built aquatic centre, where the owner says the HVAC system cannot maintain the proper indoor environment.
Magical Glass, The NatHERS Solution
When you decide to utilise the deemed-to-satisfy route for residential developments, you’ll end up producing a NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) model.
Green Star Needs More Sensible Air Tightness Targets
It’s a great idea to encourage innovation by giving an incentive for best practice. But what if you set targets that are so hard that no...