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EcoResults wins Award for Sustainable Development

EcoResults would like to congratulate the entire project team for The Quarter Springvale, winner of the City of Greater Dandenong 2017 Sustainability Development Award. 

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NatHERS Thermal Performance Assessment Bulletin

Learn about the latest changes to NatHERS energy rating software, and how it could affect your project

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Waste Management Pitfalls to Avoid

Why is it so important to consider Waste Management early in the design process?

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Daylight Analysis – Letting Your Light Shine

Why do many Councils now request or require Daylight Analyses to be done for residential and commercial developments?

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Stormwater Quality & WSUD

Learn how selecting right WSUD measures to treat your project has become paramount as Water Authorities and Local Councils bring in regulations to minimise stormwater pollution entering our creeks, rivers and the Bay

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Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) update

ESD Local Policy Clauses have now been added to the Stonnington, Moreland, Banyule, Whitehorse, Yarra and Port Phillip Planning Schemes

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Weapons of Mass Creation Competition

We are proud that our patented Wall Vent Seal is among the innovations competing to win Weapons of Mass Creation 2015. The competition is being held in conjunction with Green Cities 2015, Australia's premier sustainability conference.

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City of Melbourne ESD & WSUD Planning requirements

ESD Statements and AuditsCity of Melbourne now has in place Clauses 22.19 (Energy Water and Waste efficiency) and 22.23 (Stormwater Management) which have specific application requirements for most new residential, commercial and mixed use developments.

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Implications of updates to energy rating software

FirstRate5 is the most widely used NatHERS energy rating software in Victoria. Commencing on the 1st of February, 2015, accreditation for a new version of FirstRate (version 5.2.0) was granted. This update brings FirstRate5 in line with recent updates to the Chenath thermal modelling engine which is used by all NatHERS software to calculate heating and cooling loads (projected annual heating and cooling energy usage).

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How to get faster planning approvals

Delays in the town planning approvals process are one of the biggest problems for developers, architects and planning consultants alike. Many Councils now require reports for many disciplines including ESD Management Plans, Sustainable Design Assessments, Green Travel Plans, WSUD Reports and Waste Management Plans. How disappointing it is when these are submitted, only to find that they fail to meet the council's local requirements and benchmarks.

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