Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Services

Energy Modelling, Thermal Comfort Analysis, Natural Ventilation Assessment, Daylight Assessment, Climate Risk Assessment, Carbon Reporting.

JHA is committed to Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) across the board on all of our projects.

We believe in the following key values:


Providing simple solutions to complex regulatory and rating systems requirements


Improving performance and reducing costs by good design


Exploring novel sustainability initiatives bespoke to individual projects

These are the fundamental principles behind our work in the built environment and what makes our Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) team get out of bed each day. We believe in striving for elegant passive design solutions as a foundation on all projects in preference to bolt-on ESD Initiatives.

The use of modern sustainable technology should be to complement excellent design and add value to the development, not simply a ‘tick-box’ exercise to meet regulatory requirements.

Our team use a range of analytical techniques and dynamic simulation packages to provide rapid technical insight into the predicted performance of our projects. This allows informed changes to be made early in the design phase to optimise performance whilst the design is still fluid.

Our company personnel include Green Star, ABSA, BREEAM, NABERS and CBD accredited professionals, covering green building rating schemes across the globe and drawing upon the strengths of all of them in our daily work.

Carbon Neutral Pathways for Building Portfolios Guide

Case Studies & Whitepapers

JHA Services & Anglicare Ponds Aged Care

JHA is proud to have been the consulting engineers for this Aged Care development our involvement encompassed Electrical, Mechanical, Specialist lighting, Hydraulics, Fire, Audio Visual & ESD.

Mark Moran Vaucluse - award winning Aged Care

The Mark Moran Vaucluse project has surpassed all expectations and set new world standards in Seniors Living & Aged Care.

Investing in Commercial Solar?

Energy prices in Australia are once again steeply on the rise, with wholesale electricity prices spiking during the first quarter of 2017 to more than double that of the previous year.

Latest ESD News

IES NSW Technical Meeting

IES NSW Technical Meeting & National AGM November 2018 JHA was delighted to be able to host the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) at their Sydney Studio for the National AGM and technical meeting. The night also included a panel discussion on “Lighting for...

Carbon Neutral Pathways for Building Portfolios Tips.

Carbon Neutral Pathways for Building Portfolios Lawrence Yu, Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) Group Manager at JHA Consulting Engineers The World is rapidly transitioning from being carbon intensive to a net zero carbon emissions future. Have you been hearing...

Glazing into the Future of Australia’s Building Codes.

Glazing into the Future of Australia’s Building Codes. Abanoub Mina, JHA Consulting Engineers Intern. Into the Real World While undertaking my university degree, I’d have to learn many formulas, rules and principles. Using these skills, I...