Home Buyers/Owners

Make your dream sustainable house or home renovation, a reality!

If you’ve dreamed of building a sustainable house or embarking on an energy efficient home renovation, Create a Sustainable Home is available to guide you through the entire process.

We will consult with you, helping to define and refine your goals, then recommend the most cost effective means of achieving them.

A range of compliance services are also available to you, including:

Compliance

Create a Sustainable Home can help you attain energy compliance for your new home, quickly and easily.

You will receive an official House Energy Rating Report, certifying that your home has a thermal performance rating of 6 stars or above. It is important to hold onto this report, as it can enhance the resale value of your home in the future (particularly as energy efficiency becomes more valuable).

It’s one thing to own a 6 star home, but quite another to know how to maximise its energy efficiency. That’s why we provide a handy manual, outlining practices which will help you make the most of your new home’s energy efficiency and thermal comfort capabilities.

Compliance PLUS

Looking to design and build a compliant home, with increased thermal performance and energy efficiency, and a rating above 6 stars?

If so, consider Compliance PLUS. This service includes:

  1. Thermal performance simulations conducted throughout the design process, to ensure that your home’s thermal performance will align with your expectations. (And yes… it IS possible to eradicate the need for heating and cooling completely. In fact, this can reduce your energy bill by up to 38% from the get-go).
  2. The production of a House Energy Rating Report, when the design reaches the desired level of thermal performance. The design is then certified for energy compliance.
  3. A handy Instruction Manual, outlining practices and products to help you make the most of your new home’s energy efficiency and thermal comfort capabilities. This is an extremely useful resource which will enhance the resale value of your home in the future.

Compliance PLUS Sustainability

This service is ideal for home buyers/owners looking to achieve maximum energy efficiency and sustainability through a more holistic approach to the design of their new home or renovation.

Compliance PLUS Sustainability includes:

  1. Pre-design consultancy (this proactive approach can result in the minimisation of energy bills by up to 70%).
  2. Recommendations to help you get the most out of your block orientation.
  3. Advice on a full spectrum of building materials, construction methods, products and features to complement your goals and budget.
  4. Thermal performance simulations, conducted throughout the design process, to ensure that the house’s thermal performance will align with your client’s expectations.
  5. Referrals to service providers (architects/draftsmen, builders, etc) who would complement the goals of your sustainable project.
  6. House Energy Rating Report, certified for energy compliance (once the design reaches the desired level of thermal performance).
  7. A more comprehensive Instruction Manual, outlining practices and products to help you make the most of your new home’s energy efficiency and thermal comfort capabilities.

Improving the energy efficiency of your existing home (Retrofitting)

It is now possible to retrofit your existing house to increase your thermal performance and energy efficiency.

Using our advanced ‘FirstRate 5′ software, we can simulate modifications to your existing home, such as improved insulation, windows, shading, etc.

These simulations are used to determine which combination of changes will be the most beneficial and cost effective. They tell us which thermal performance upgrades will make the most positive impact on your comfort levels and therefore, on your heating and cooling requirements.

Create a Sustainable Home can also advise on energy efficient lighting, appliances and practices to get the best possible energy efficiency and thermal performance from your newly modified home.

For an obligation free chat about how we can help you build the sustainable home of your dreams, please contact us today.