Research & Consulting Services
As industry leaders in building energy efficiency, Sustainability House has extensive experience in undertaking research for government bodies, building product manufacturers, high volume builders and the broader building industry. We work with you to deliver cost-effective and innovative solutions, whilst drawing on our wealth of experience and excellent industry connections. The development of RoboRater further enhances our research capabilities in building shell performance, peak energy demand, efficient precinct design and climate change response.
Our research has assisted in:
- Policy and procedure development in the field of building energy efficiency;
- Improved design for new and existing residential and commercial buildings to minimise energy use and construction costs nationally and internationally;
- Development of innovative building products and services.
Cost Saving Through Design
Sustainability House was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) now the Department of Industry, to undertake two related studies into ways to cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency of new residential building designs in all capital cities in Australia. This research will contribute to the development of the National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework and will direct future energy efficiency standards and building assessment and rating processes. The full report Identifying Cost Savings through Building Redesign for Achieving Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2012) is available on the Department of Industry website.
By using industry leading best practices, Sustainability House can strategically assist in delivering cost effective solutions to energy efficiency issues, whether you are building a new home or a major commercial project.