Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD)

ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD)

GREEN STAR ACCREDITED PROFESSIONALS

Secon’s design engineers are Green Star Accredited Professionals and are experienced in environmental engineering and design. We are committed to providing ecologically sustainable developments and can help bench mark projects to ensure an ecologically sustainable design is achieved.

ENERGY MODELLING

Secon has experience in working within integrated design teams to provide building energy modelling using ‘Best Tested’ energy modelling programs ‘Beaver’, ‘BERS Pro’ and ‘Eco Tech’. Eco tech provides simple preliminary energy usage and light infiltrations during the early stages of a project enable improvements to the final building energy efficiency and greater end user satisfaction.

BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (BIM) MODELLING

Secon is committed to documenting in Autodesk Revit MEP, a 3D parametric Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing building systems documentation package. Most of our projects are now being documented in 3D in every service discipline.

DAYLIGHT HARVESTING

Secon has vast experience in lighting control systems (C-Bus, Dynalite, etc) utilising occupancy sensors, scene control and daylight harvesting to minimise the energy used by artificial lighting.

WASTE WATER TREATMENT AND RE-USE

Secon has considerable experience in designing waste water treatment and re-use systems, including surface and sub-surface irrigation systems.

WATER CONSERVATION, CAPTURE AND RE-USE

Secon has considerable experience in designing water capture and re-use systems, including the capture, storage, filtration and distribution of excess water and can provide an analysis of anticipated savings in reduced water usage and cost.

Secon uses WELS approved water saving fixtures and devices and can select “5-star” WELS approved products to cater for our clients requirements and objectives.

BUILDING ENVELOPE ANALYSIS AND OPTIMISATION

Secon has the expertise to assist with building envelope design for both energy and current BCA compliance requirements, including Section J  deemed-to-satisfy materials selection, glazing analysis, alternative solution verification analysis and reports.

PHOTOVOLTAIC

Secon has designed photovoltaic systems to minimise the reliance and usage of grid connected power for commercial, education and mullti-tenant residences.

Performed life cycle cost analysis and pay back period studies. 


 

Secon continues to keep up to date with the current BCA requirements for building energy efficiency requirements.
We can advise on the optimal solution, for compliant design, whilst catering to our client’s needs’, whether it be performance or cost.

Secon services also include:-

– Equipment audit reports and feasibility/life cycle costing reports.
– Air conditioning
– Economy cycle
– Heat reclaim
– CO2 monitoring
– Night purge