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Ecocert are your NatHERS and BASIX experts

Ecocert Australia is a building sustainability assessment company based in Newcastle, NSW. With the capacity to service state wide, we offer the flexibility to service to developments across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Our team of skilled and practically minded professionals are passionate about providing sustainable energy advice across residential, industrial, and commercial developments.

With a strong presence in the construction industry, our team draw on their hands on knowledge and practical thinking to work closely with clients to provide positive development outcomes for developments of all sizes. Our ability to interpret and apply approval legislation and other development standards allows us to provide valuable solutions throughout the approval process, and promote efficiencies within your development. 

Ecocert’s expert building sustainability assessors play a vital role in ensuring that your construction project aligns with sustainability standards and regulations. Our responsibilities include evaluating and assessing building designs to determine compliance with initiatives like BASIX and NatHERS, which focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, and sustainable materials.

Our professional assessors are NatHERS and BASIX experts and we use industry leading tools and software to calculate energy ratings and environmental impacts. We provide recommendations to improve a building’s sustainability and ensure it meets legal requirements. With our breadth of knowledge and industry expertise, Ecocert helps create environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and comfortable buildings, contributing to a more sustainable future for Australia.

Benefits of building sustainability assessments

Building sustainability assessments offer valuable benefits to a wide range of commercial and residential developments. These assessments help ensure that buildings are not only environmentally responsible but also economically efficient and comfortable for occupants. Some of the development types that can benefit from a building sustainability assessment include:

Residential Developments

Single-Family Homes: Building sustainability assessments are essential for individual houses. They ensure that homes are energy-efficient, well-insulated, and designed to provide thermal comfort throughout the year, leading to reduced energy bills and a higher quality of life for residents.

Multi-Unit Apartments: Large-scale apartment complexes can benefit significantly from sustainability assessments. These assessments help optimize the building’s energy usage, water conservation measures, and waste management systems, which can reduce operational costs for property managers and enhance the overall living experience for tenants.

Mixed-Use Developments: Complexes that combine residential, commercial, and retail spaces can achieve a balance between sustainability and functionality through assessments. These assessments help in designing spaces that are not only energy-efficient but also promote sustainable transportation and community engagement.

Commercial Developments

Office Buildings: Sustainability assessments for office buildings focus on energy-efficient lighting, HVAC systems, and intelligent building management systems. This results in lower energy costs for businesses and a more sustainable carbon footprint.

Retail Spaces: Sustainability assessments can guide the design of retail spaces to incorporate natural lighting, efficient cooling and heating, and sustainable materials. These measures can attract environmentally-conscious customers and reduce operational costs.

Hotels: The hospitality industry benefits from sustainability assessments through reduced energy and water consumption, leading to lower operating costs. Sustainable practices can also enhance the guest experience and brand reputation.

Industrial Developments

Manufacturing Facilities: Sustainability assessments help manufacturing facilities reduce energy usage, optimize production processes, and minimize waste generation. These improvements not only lower operational costs but also align with corporate social responsibility goals.

Warehouses and Distribution Centers: Assessments for logistics centers focus on efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems, as well as sustainable packaging practices, reducing energy costs and environmental impact.

Institutional and Government Developments

Schools and Universities: Sustainability assessments ensure educational facilities are well-ventilated, energy-efficient, and provide a healthy learning environment. Lower utility bills and educational benefits result from these assessments.

Government Buildings: Government facilities can set an example by adhering to sustainability standards. Assessments help reduce energy consumption and promote environmentally-friendly practices in the public sector.

Partner with Ecocert

Ecocert’s team of professional building sustainability assessors specialises in evaluating and ensuring that both residential and commercial buildings adhere to rigorous sustainability standards and regulations. Our core responsibilities encompass a comprehensive assessment of energy efficiency, water conservation strategies, and the overall environmental impact of structures.

Our assessors boast extensive expertise in working with two pivotal sustainability benchmarks: NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) and BASIX (Building Sustainability Index). These benchmarks are instrumental in determining a building’s compliance with sustainability requirements, ensuring that it meets the highest environmental standards.

Our team of expert building sustainability assessors work closely with architects, builders, and homeowners. Together, we provide well-informed recommendations aimed at enhancing a building’s sustainability and energy efficiency. This collaborative effort involves thorough inspections, meticulous review of building plans, and the issuance of certifications that validate compliance with sustainability standards.

Ultimately, our extensive knowledge and dedication to sustainability contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon footprints, the responsible conservation of valuable resources, and the creation of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient structures throughout New South Wales. This commitment plays a vital role in fostering a more sustainable and eco-conscious built environment for present and future generations.

Call us today on 1300 457 700 to speak with one of our building sustainability experts.

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