Irwinconsult’s ESD team are passionate about achieving real sustainability outcomes for all projects, not just ‘ticking the box’ to meet the minimum regulatory or Green Star requirements.
Using a new cloud-based building simulation tool, Sefaira, we are now working more closely than ever with architects to provide low cost analysis services at project inception, which can assist with early justification of a design direction.
Our investment in Sefaira allows us to use simple SketchUp models to quickly compare options for building massing, orientation, windows and shading design, with the software’s rigorous analysis engine capable of providing instant feedback on internal temperatures, daylight levels, building energy use and running costs.
This performance (as opposed to validation) based approach to modelling offers real value to a project when applied from the outset. Any projects where passive design is high on the agenda can benefit from this approach, which is why it is something we offer as part of our standard ESD service.