As an experienced environmental sustainability expert with over 20 years of experience, we understand the importance of implementing sustainable practices in development projects. Our team of specialists at Northern Environmental Design performs energy rating assessment for dwellings, townhouses, and multi-unit apartment building. Our accredited assessor collaborates closely with customers to design an energy-efficient house that incorporates the most cost-effective suggestions.

Our energy rating service includes:

  • Detailed energy rating report for town planning submission and for certification.
  • Expert advice and cost-effective recommendations about insulation, glazing, construction material & design in order to achieve the required rating or to improve the rating (if required).
  • Preliminary energy rating assessment at early stage development to achieve 7 Star rating.
  • Provide certificates and stamped plans for building permit.
  • Provide design advice in order to achieve a more complete sustainable response building.

We also undertake other alternative assessment methods just as Deemed-To-Satisfy assessment and NCC V2.6.2.2 Verification Method using a reference building (VURB).

DTS Energy Report Part 3.12

Many smaller residential projects and alterations and addition projects in Australia require a Deemed to Satisfy DTS Energy Efficiency Report (3.12) for buildings to be compliant with the National Construction Code. This is like a tick box exercise which includes windows and glazing calculators. It is the most cost effective Energy Efficiency report and is the equivalent of a Section J report that is used in Commercial Building

Verification Method using a reference building (VURB)

VURB Verification Using a Reference Building, is an Energy Efficiency minimum performance standard that does not use an energy star rating like NatHERS, but a benchmark in the form of a reference building. The proposed building must reach either the same or less than the Elemental Provisions (DTS) of the reference building’s benchmark energy heating/cooling loads to be compliant with the National Construction Code (NCC). This method uses a more complex building energy simulation software compared to energy rating software such as FirstRate.