WT Sustainability (WTS) are recognised energy management consultants. Our staff have extensive practical building services experience in the preparation of energy and water systems reviews across a range of property types including some very prominent buildings, such as the Sydney Opera House, The National Gallery of Australia, The High Court of Australia, Kirribilli House and The Lodge, as well as energy management plans for a number of prominent clubs.
30 March 2015
5 December 2014
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) released the new GreenStar Design & As-built tool on 19 October 2014, and it is likely to have a significant impact on the delivery of green buildings.
7 August 2014
The GreenStar system has become Australia’s industry standard for developing sustainable properties. Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has become a formidable force for a greener built future in this country.
GreenStar Certification is a formal process which involves a project using a GreenStar rating tool to guide the design or construction process during which a documentation-based submission is collated as proof of this achievement.
7 August 2014
ICA is short for Independent Commissioning Agent. The ICA provides an unbiased perspective of the building services commissioning process. They are independent of the design team as they report directly to the Client. The principal objective of an ICA is to assist the project team in undertaking the commissioning of building services systems, so that the building functions in a safe efficient manner, as it was designed to do.
7 August 2014
“All buildings are prototypes to one degree or another. No two are ever the same. To the untrained eye a fully-glazed office block may look identical to its neighbour, but such superficial similarities can be misleading. Every building is a response to its local context, the needs and expectations of its owner or developer, the budget, the time taken to build or refurbish it, and the use to which it is subsequently put. One of the problems of a one-size-fits-all perspective is that we often fail to recognise the inherent fragilities in design decisions, and the critical importance of installing, commissioning and finishing things off properly. On top of that, we presume that occupants and maintenance staff will instantly understand what they’ve been given. But all these assumptions are flawed. “ Rod Bunn BSRIA
6 August 2014
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30 May 2014
As the base building energy efficiency of office buildings improves, through better management, many building and business owners are turning their attention to ways for office tenants to save even more energy.
Currently two voluntary national accreditation programs exist to measure and report on environmental performance of office tenancies and assist in guiding best practice office fitouts.
13 February 2014
The RICS ‘LEASA’ App and associated Guide, which WT Sustainability helped develop, allows tenants to evaluate office premises, bringing sustainability to the fore, and, through one part of the App, allowing the potential cost of running the lighting in an office to be easily understood in advance of signing a lease.
LEASA helps commercial office tenants to rate and choose the most appropriate office space for their needs with full knowledge of the potential cost of lighting. It does that by helping them to determine which office tenancies are more energy efficient.
28 November 2013
WT Sustainability (WTS) last night (27 November) received two awards at the CitySwitch New South Wales and National Awards ceremony held at Sydney Town Hall.
At the State level WTS was named State Signatory of the Year (under 2,000 m2) for their tenancy fitout in North Sydney which has achieved a NABERS office tenancy rating of 6 Stars before the purchase of GreenPower.
23 October 2013
WT Sustainability received the Better Business Energy Saver Award at the Better Business Partnerships (BBP) Better Business Awards at a gala dinner held at Sydney Luna Park’s Crystal Palace on Tuesday 23 October 2013.
The Better Business Awards showcase and recognise the achievements of the BBP’s 250+ member businesses who are working towards success through sustainability.