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.
Case Studies & Whitepapers
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.
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
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...
Mixed Feelings - Australia's Hot & Cold Relationship with Mixed-Mode Air Conditioning. Lawrence Yu, Senior Sustainability Engineer. Although we share the implicit grasp of how comfort should feel, we often diverge in our opinions of how to achieve it. JHA goes back...
Redesigning the Aged-Care Experience. Creative fun was the aim of the latest JHA Academy session. Senior Sustainability Engineer, Lawrence Yu, hosted a Design Thinking workshop where staffs were asked to think about the day-to-day challenges faced by our senior...