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Case Study: Mount Lawley Retrofit

In 2018 we assisted with a retrofit project to an existing house in Mount Lawley, Western Australia. Our client was seeking to improve the thermal comfort and available daylight in the house, particularly during winter.

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Beyond the Stars – Energy ratings as a design tool

There’s much more to be gained from an energy rating tool than the number of Stars. Sid Thoo and Alex Raynes-Goldie demonstrate how an energy rating tool can help tweak the building’s orientation, materials, shading and more. THE Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) ranks a home’s potential thermal performance

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Confessions of a NatHERS assessor

In addition to being an architect and consultant that specialises in eco-effective building design, I am also a NatHERS accredited assessor. NatHERS refers to the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, which is used throughout Australia to rate the thermal performance of residential buildings. NatHERS software is used to calculate the heating

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