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All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful
Buildings
Tuesday September 12 2017

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 Ratings Scheme Should I Use?
Green
Thursday July 27 2017

What Ratings Scheme Should I Use?

There are at least eight ratings schemes available for home owners, designers, builders and developers to use to determine how ‘green’ their building or site is,...

NatHERS Fails to Capture the Benefits of Earth Homes
Residential
Wednesday April 19 2017

NatHERS Fails to Capture the Benefits of Earth Homes

Nothing more clearly points to the failure of Australia’s residential energy efficiency policy and rating scheme than what we witnessed in the summer of 2016/17.

Why NatHERS is not an Assessment of Comfort
Buildings
Friday November 11 2016

Why NatHERS is not an Assessment of Comfort

Energy modelling software can create its share of frustration, none more so than that used for assessing dwellings against Section J of the National Construction Code...

Magical Glass, The NatHERS Solution
Buildings
Friday July 8 2016

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.

NatHERS Needs Administrative Overhaul
Green
Wednesday July 6 2016

NatHERS Needs Administrative Overhaul

Arrangements which govern critical aspects of Australia’s leading energy rating scheme for houses are far from optimal and need a significant overhaul, a key person within...

NatHERS Is Failing Low-energy Home Designs
Green
Tuesday June 14 2016

NatHERS Is Failing Low-energy Home Designs

A new study from the University of Adelaide indicates that some of the baseline assumptions underlying the Nationwide House Energy Scheme (NatHERS) do not fully correspond...

Does Green Building Matter?
Green
Monday May 2 2016

Does Green Building Matter?

Green building can claim a number of successes, such as raising the general consciousness about building efficiency and use of healthy materials. There’s also a proliferation...

Passivhaus – Unravelling the Numbers
Residential
Tuesday April 19 2016

Passivhaus – Unravelling the Numbers

It’s not uncommon for those in the Passivhaus world to get into heated discussions around the detailed concepts covered by the standard, whether it can be...