High Performance Green Building Design and Analysis
Windtech Consultants are able to provide analysis and solutions for a number of green building certifications that ensure the enhancement and protection of eco-systems and biodiversity throughout a developments concept and design phases to ensure improved air and water quality, reduced solid waste and to conserve natural resources.The conservation of the natural resources, energy and water also reduce operating costs as well as enhancing asset value and profits, improving employee productivity and satisfaction as well as optimising life-cycle economic performance.
Aiming to maximise the green potential of a development further benefits the health and community by improving air, thermal and acoustic environments, enhancing occupant comfort and health, creating less strain on local infrastructure, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving all round quality of life.
Windtech offers consultancy for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is a green building rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Compliance with the LEED rating system requires objective evidence that specific requirements have been met in the areas of Location & Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Regional Priority as well as awareness & education. Windtech provides an independent and integrated suite of services that will guide stakeholders in accumulating credit points under the above specified categories.
- LEED Building Design and Construction Certification
- LEED Building Operation and Maintenance Certification
- LEED Building Core and Shell Certification
- LEED Building Retail Certification
- LEED Interior Design and Construction Certification
LEED Neighbourhood Certification
Windtech Consultants also offer BRE BREEAM certification (United Kingdom/International green building rating system) including the following certifications:
- BREEAM UK Non-domestic New Build
- BREEAM International Non-domestic and Domestic New Build
- BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment (Scope and management Only)
Windtech also provide the following IWBI WELL certifications (International WELL building and Community rating system):
- WELL New and Existing Buildings
- WELL New and Existing Interiors
- WELL Core and Shell
- WELL Retail Pilot Program
- WELL Education Facilities Pilot Program
- WELL Restaurant Pilot Program
- WELL Commercial Kitchen Pilot Program
- WELL Multifamily Residential Pilot Program
Another green design rating system that Windtech can provide expert advice and solutions on are BCA Green Mark certifications (Singapore green building rating system):
- Green Mark Non-Residential Buildings
o Healthcare Facilities
o Office Interior
o Data Centre
- Green Mark Residential Buildings
o Landed Houses
- Green Mark Infrastructure
- Green Mark District
- Green Mark Parks
- Green Mark Existing Non- Residential Buildings
- Green Mark Existing Residential Building
Green Building Facilitation:
- Windtech facilitates the integrative progress and works alongside design teams throughout the certification process, exploring alternative means of meeting the objectives of the building owners, budget constraints and rating requirements
- During the process, Windtech track and report the team’s progress, oversee the coordination of documentation preparation and manage the coordination of rating credit interpretation requests
- Upon completion of the project, Windtech assist in preparing the full rating documentation package for submission to the relevant certification body
BASIX (NSW), NatHERS (other states), DTS NCC Section J and JV3:
Windtech Consultants provide consulting services for compliance with the Section J energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) for new buildings or alterations and additions to existing buildings throughout Australia. For the residential component of the building, our NatHERS accredited assessors can provide analysis, solutions and certification of the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) within NSW and the National House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) within the remaining states. For the non-residential component of the building, our energy efficiency assessors can provide compliance reports through an assessment of the Deemed to Satisfy (DTS) provisions of Section J, or the alternative JV3 verification method.
Windtech Consultants carries out various building physics studies, such as thermal modelling for building form and orientation analysis, CFD simulations for complicated building spaces and ventilated facades, solar access studies for shading optimization and daylight & glare analysis. Windtech develop design strategies and detailed design reports and simulate whole building energy consumption and benchmarking against international or local standards using state-of-the-art software and technologies.
Windtech Consultants employs accredited certifiers for thermal performance of residential buildings. We are also accredited to perform NABERS ratings for office and business hotel buildings. With our understanding of the concepts of energy efficient designs, having provided consulting services to the architectural profession in Thermal Performance Assessments, Natural Ventilation, Daylight and Solar Access since 1996. This experience enables us to easily identify cost-effective treatments that are effective is bringing about dramatic reductions in the energy used for heating and cooling of the various dwellings.
Windtech have undertaken thermal simulations for over three hundred major developments since 2001.
To find out how Windtech can help maximise the green potential of your future developments and receive the formal certification it deserves contact any of our offices or email our reception: email@example.com.