Energy Efficiency Simulation Reports
B.C.A. Building Code of Australia Energy efficiency compliance at either equal or
lower cost to construction
It makes sense to start with a building envelope that is highly reflective to sunlight, as a Cool roof and Cool walls will provide an optimum start point for the energy efficient design of any new building. Nowadays, the whole of building approach differs from the traditional design/build process, as the design team now examines the integration of all building components and systems then determines how they best work together to save energy and reduce environmental impact. The use of Energy Star coatings at the design stage will address the single most important aspect that influences cooling loads, by reducing the amount of solar heat absorbed by the building envelope.
Independently tested and certified Absorbance and emittance values for Energy Star are input to BCA (Building Code of Australia), Compliant Building Verification software, such as, Accurate, and Energy Plus during energy efficiency compliance work or in some climate zones, are specified by absorbance alone for use during D.T.S (Deemed to Satisfy), provisions . As a result of their low absorbance, insulation, roof space, glazing and or shading concessions are achieved resulting in reduced cost to construction. Moreover, the long term benefit to the building owner, of greatly reduced cooling loads and energy consumption.
Energy Star’s Low absorbance translates into reduced cost of construction, an increase in the buildings energy rating and the positive environmental effects from the buildings increased energy efficiency.