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The Basics of Passive Cooling

By Deniro Stocks on Apr 26, 2020 8:35:24 PM

Passive cooling is the cheapest method of cooling a home, and as an added bonus is incredibly environmentally friendly. No matter the climate you live in, you'll be using passive cooling to some extent throughout the year.

Whether you live in an apartment or a larger home, your home can be built or modified to allow you to take advantage of passive cooling systems to help you achieve greater comfort. If you already rely on mechanical cooling systems (like air conditioners) you can reduce your energy costs by combining these with passive cooling.

Choosing the most appropriate passive cooling strategies for your home should be guided by the climate you live in. We've listed some of the basic strategies below to get you started!

Topics: Design ESD Emerging Materials Sustainability Energy Efficiency Climate Materials Cooling
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Beginners Guide: Thermal Mass

By Ilvy Bonnefin on Apr 25, 2020 12:01:25 PM

Want to learn more about optimising the thermal comfort of your project? Read below to learn the basics regarding the Thermal Mass capabilities in certain  building materials! 

Topics: Thermal Comfort Sustainability Energy Efficiency Thermal Performance Cooling Residential Commercial
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Green Star Rating - How to improve your assessment

By Chloe Huang on Oct 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM

The building sector highly contributes in greenhouse gas emissions. Because of the rapid changes in climate, more and more companies are taking measures to have less to no negative environmental impacts. There is also an increase in businesses and even individuals keen on investing in sustainable designs and projects with certification from Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star Ratings.

Topics: Climate Cooling Suntuitive Green Star Rating
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Why Passive House is the latest update in Australian Sustainability

By Deniro Stocks on Oct 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Very recently, New South Wales had the first two certified Passive houses (also known as Passivehaus) constructed in Sydney's North Shore and the Blue Mountains. But what exactly is a Passive House and what impact could there be in the building and construction market?

Topics: Energy Climate Materials Cooling Passive House Residential
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New NatHERS Technical Note: How it Affects You

By Deniro Stocks on Jul 26, 2019 10:00:19 AM

The implementation of the new Nationwide Home Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Technical Note legislation will result in closer building assessments with property developers, builders, assessors and designers. The question is will the new legislation support or hamper the building process?

Topics: NatHERS Energy Efficiency Insulation Thermal Performance Materials Cooling Residential
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The Impact of Self-Tinting Glazing in Different Environments

By Maud Dassen on Jul 2, 2019 11:37:52 AM

Suntuitive's dynamic thermochromic self-tinting glazing has many benefits such as elevated mood, increased levels of concentration and higher productivity. However, a common question is: does it perform as well in cold climates as it does in warm?

Topics: Sustainability Insulation Solar Climate Materials Cooling Suntuitive
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How Suntuitive is Improving Glazing Technology

By Deniro Stocks on Jun 21, 2019 9:48:22 AM

Suntuitive brings the future to life with smart, self-tinted window glazing. When installed to residential or commercial buildings this technology provides improved climate control and greatly enhanced energy efficiency for both single and double glazed window systems. Other benefits of this thermocromic dynamic glass technology are noise reduction and glare moderation resulting in more expansive views.

Topics: NatHERS Thermal Comfort Energy Insulation Windows Solar Climate Materials Cooling Residential Commercial
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How to design for Climate: Climate Sensitive Design

By Ilvy Bonnefin on Aug 22, 2018 9:29:39 AM

It is important that designers modify their designs in relation to the climate in which they are built in. In order for the occupants of a home to remain thermally comfortable, the design must work with the climate, not against it, decreasing the need to use heating and cooling systems.

Topics: Architecture NatHERS Thermal Comfort Energy Efficiency Thermal Performance Climate Cooling Residential