Energy Efficiency for your home through efficient layout design

At Energy Rating Perth, we urge our clients to include the aspect of energy efficiency early in their building design rather than adding it as an afterthought to gain a 6 star energy rating. Our energy assessors think a simple aspect like layout design (or zoning as termed in the building design process) needs to be

By |2019-12-09T14:49:51+08:00May 4th, 2017|Energy, Energy assessor|0 Comments

Restricting your water usage

Today our energy assessors talk about the importance of restricting your water usage. In the recent years, the government and water corporations have pushed to educate the communities on the smart use of their water habits. Drought has come over part of Australia and we need the implementation of water restrictions to ensure a dependable

By |2019-12-09T14:49:05+08:00May 2nd, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

What is Passive Building Design?

At Energy Rating Perth, we believe in including energy efficient building design methods into the building design in its early stages. Passive building design refers to designing a building that is not only in accordance but takes advantage of the climate it is placed in. Using passive design and passive solar design tactics can greatly

By |2017-04-18T16:16:27+08:00April 30th, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

How can your lawn help improve the thermal comfort of your home?

At Energy Rating Perth, we aim to provide clients with every probable solution to help improve the thermal performance of their homes.  A large number of clients at Energy Rating Perth might not recognise the importance of landscaping and the ability of your home to achieve thermal comfort. Trees can provide shading on the walls

By |2018-09-26T16:41:59+08:00April 27th, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

Avoid underperforming insulation at all costs!

At Energy Rating Perth, we go beyond simply completing a 6 star energy rating, we can give advice on how to ensure that you avoid building defects that can be an expensive exercise to rectify. Ensuring an efficient building envelope is key to a thermally stable home. Insulation can give your home the thermal resistance

By |2018-09-26T16:42:39+08:00April 26th, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

How much can you really save?

Our energy assessors at Energy Rating Perth want to inform our clients about how simple changes around your home can help you can save on your electricity bills. These minor changes may seem trivial and you may not think twice after they are made, but just so you can see the savings you would be

By |2017-04-18T15:51:41+08:00April 25th, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

Glazing, Window Assemblies and Thermal Performance

At Energy Rating Perth we always inform designers and our clients that the key factor for energy efficient glazing is the window size and correct orientation. A designer must be mindful to ensure the window sizes are not too large to allow unnecessary heat gain and neither too small to allow not enough heat gain

By |2018-09-26T16:43:20+08:00April 24th, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

Glazing Types and Window Treatments and Their Impact on Thermal Performance

While most energy assessors will quickly jump to the most obvious solution to improve the energy rating of your home, the energy assessors at Energy Rating Perth offer advice that includes several alternative solutions that can help achieve the same object at a lower cost. Several glass types and window Treatments can help improve your

By |2017-04-18T15:38:00+08:00April 23rd, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

What is the thermal bridging? How does it affect your energy star rating?

At Energy Rating Perth, we aim to educate our clients on small errors that may result in expensive exercises to correct them. Careless and poor construction methods can result in a phenomenon known as thermal bridging that may seem trivial but can have quite an impact on the thermal performance of your building.   Thermal

By |2017-04-18T15:33:51+08:00April 21st, 2017|Energy, Energy assessor|0 Comments