Energy Efficient Living and Design

Energy Efficient Living and Design

By Richard Veldon

  • Release Date : 2016-01-18
  • Genre : Art & Architecture
  • FIle Size : 15.90 MB


Energy Efficient Living and Design 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?