Environmental

Green Building Council Australia (ABGR) Green Star Rating

Green Building Council Australia

MDA Consulting Engineers have accredited Green Star Professional ESD Consultants, with comprehensive understanding of Green of Star categories rating systems and rating tools and experience with integrating Green Star requirements into engineering designs. Achieving ABGR substantiation and approval by substantive documentation to demonstrate the achievement of the ABGR compliance targets, Green Star Accredited

Professional services are also provided to value add to Engineering disciplines to compliment the range of Engineering Services provided by integrating the ABGR requirements with the design team.

Energy Efficiency

With emission control protocols and building compliance requirements becoming ever more stringent MDA Consulting Engineers have adopted a holistic approach to Engineering Services where the solutions consider the environmental footprint in terms of embodied energy, energy efficiency and product recycling. In the selection of appropriate technology coupled with efficient design principles MDA’s approach will ensure the minimum energy consumption and lowest levels of Carbon Dioxide.

Alternative Energy Solutions

Alternative energy solutions will contribute an ever increasing share of the worlds Energy supply. MDA Consulting Engineers are actively looking at alternative options that enhance projects by reducing their carbon footprint by incorporating alternative technologies. The use of such technologies has now become essential when energy offsets are required to reach a level of Green Star Rating of 4 to 6 Stars. To discover more about the Green Star Rating – click here. MDA’s approach to Alternative Energy Solutions is to actively consider alternative and supplementation system technologies such as Solar, Photo Voltaic, Geothermal, Bio Gas, and Wind Power.

Building Code Australia Energy Efficiency Compliance

MDA Consulting Engineers provide a full BCA section J Energy Efficiency Review and Certification under the deemed to satisfy provisions of the BCA.

Commercial Building Disclosure

Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) is a national program designed to improve the energy efficiency of Australia’s large office buildings. The CBD program has been developed by the Australian, state and territory governments, as part of a broad package of measures to encourage building energy efficiency. The program is managed by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. With the new government requirement of full Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC) MDA Consulting Engineers has the qualifications to issue certification. BEECs are valid for 12 months and must be publicly accessible on the online Building Energy Efficiency Register. The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy star rating must also be included in any advertisement for the sale, lease or sublease of the office space. To learn more visit www.cbd.gov.au.

NABERS

NABERS is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS rates a building on the basis of its measured operational impacts on the environment, and provides a simple indication of how well you are managing these environmental impacts compared with your peers and neighbours.

Our offices have NABERS accredited assessors.

NABERS – the National Australian Built Environment Rating System – is a national initiative managed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.