ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Our environmentally sustainable design (ESD) engineers provide advice covering the entire scope of environmental issues associated with building design, operation, and management.
BCA Consultants views sustainability as Integrated Sustainable Design, or ISD
BCA Consultants approaches environmentally sustainable design with the vision of making energy efficiency and water conservation the basis for each design. Our NABERS and Green Star accredited professionals utilise certification schemes and computer simulation modelling to rate and assess a building’s energy thermal, daylight and natural ventilation performance.
Our environmentally sustainable design (ESD) engineers provide advice covering the entire scope of environmental issues associated with building design, operation, and management. They hail from specialist building services backgrounds in mechanical and electrical engineering. As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, we draw on the combination of specialist knowledge and expertise in building services engineering of our in-house ESD engineers. We work collaboratively with internal and external team members through all stages of the project to provide a holistic solution, resulting in a high level of client satisfaction.
Whilst generic ESD and GreenStar methods focus on the environmental impact of building and construction projects, ISD focuses on the way sustainability can reduce build costs, running costs and ongoing maintenance costs. An ISD project is often cheaper to build and run, with the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly and delivering maximum GreenStar points at the lowest possible construction cost. The best results occur when we, in association with key stakeholders, adopt ISD at the concept stage of a project.
Value stream mapping together with a closed-loop design philosophy inform our ISD techniques. The closed-loop approach aims to reuse waste outputs and maximise the use of renewable inputs. BCA Consultants combines the use of integrated building services technologies such as BIPV-T roofing panels and solar thermal gas tri-generation HVAC systems with innovative financial instruments such as power purchase agreements (PPA).
BCA is accredited to provide a predictive Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) score to the design team for the various design options for any new facility which can be used by owners as part of their annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting process. We aim to achieve this while building aspirational GreenStar as-built rated buildings at the lowest possible cost.
Our commitment to social responsibilities extends to our board position with Ecobank and pro-bono engineering support to establish a roof top market garden in Perth to support and feed unemployed and under privileged sectors of our community.
BCA Consultants integrates all building services designs in-house to deliver complete solutions for projects of all types.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) and 3D services design and documentation in Revit is actively adopted to meet our clients requirements. Learn more.