The BDAV’s 10-Star Sustainable Design Challenge is on again. This is a fantastic opportunity for BDAV Members to demonstrate their design skills and industry knowledge to a wider audience.
Repeatedly, in the media, the industry is called upon to embrace innovative technologies that improve the energy efficiency performance of homes, so this is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate the advancements you have achieved.
The challenge is to prepare a residential design across any climate zone in Australia for a single dwelling or multi-residential project and achieve a NatHERS 10 Star energy rating.
Any of the currently accredited NatHERS software (AccuRate, BERS Pro, FirstRate5) may be used to confirm performance. The NatHERS energy rating must be completed by a NatHERS accredited assessor.
Whilst entries close on 5 February 2018, this is not an exercise that can be ‘left to the last minute’ as, to achieve 10-stars requires considerable working and re-working of the design, generally in consultation with other professionals.
Indeed, past entrants have observed that getting from 9 to 10 stars is a major achievement.
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(Image is Paradigm Shift by Sustainability House – the 2017 winner.)