Living Well Study for apartment Heat Stress

An extensive study at the University of Melbourne led by Dr Chris Jensen demonstrated the impact of heat waves on apartment buildings in Melbourne

      1. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-apartments-are-failing-the-heat-stress-test
      2. http://www.3aw.com.au/news/melbournes-hot-box-apartments-fail-to-meet-safety-standards-during-a-heatwave-20170315-guz4ev.html
      3. http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/building-construction/melbourne-apartments-pose-health-threat-during-heatwaves/89562
      4. http://www.afr.com/real-estate/australias-old-and-new-apartments-fail-heat-stress-tests-melbourne-university-20170315-guyia2
      5. https://www.domain.com.au/news/melbourne-apartments-unable-to-withstand-heatwave-conditions-fail-to-keep-residents-safe-20170315-guyer9/

BDAV 10 Star Challenge WINNER

Winner – EME Design with Greensphere 

 

 This project designed by EME Design in conjunction with Greensphere Consulting incorporates large amounts of internal mass and very thick insulation, coupled with high performance glazing (triple glazed).

The north facing greenhouse also provides winter warmth, and was modelled extensively to demonstrate the additional thermal performance of this design beyond the 10 star rating cap. Solar PV, Solar Hot Water and community living complete the submission

http://www.bdav.org.au/10-star-challenge-finalists-2012

 

Greensphere in Goldcoast Bulletin 2015

Greensphere was contracted to provide a peer review of what would become the Gold Coasts tallest building – the 88 level Iluka Redevelopment. Part of the findings included the fact that the surrounding buildings, predominantly located to the east of the proposed tower, had been largely ignored by the original shading study that was submitted to Council as part of tthe application. The findings also showed that the Councils policy on shading was generic and allowed a wide interpretation.

Read the article here: report-suggests-the-88-storey-iluka-tower-will-leave-darkness-after-the-dawn/story

and here: residents-gear-up-to-fight-iluka-development-with-shade-wave-unwelcome-at-surfers-paradise

Beyond Zero Emissions Radio Show 02.11.12

Greensphere was invited to the 3CR “Beyond Zero Emissions” Radio show, to  discuss the strategies that were used to achieve 10 Stars on the winning design (in conjunction with EME Design).

Living Places – Melbourne Design Awards Winner 2012

‘Living Places’ Suburban Revival

‘Living Places’ public housing establishes a benchmark for environmentally and socially sustainable low-cost housing in Victoria.

The culmination of an open design competition initiated by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and the Office of Housing,’ Living Places’ involves the design of fifteen environmentally efficient, low-cost dwellings on six consolidated residential allotments in Dandenong. The project establishes a solar responsive urban framework which, in combination with efficient internal planning and the integration of ESD technologies, facilitates dwellings with energy ratings in excess of 8 stars. WSUD principles, grey water treatment and indigenous planting reduce the site’s dependence on mains water and minimise its impact on the local environment.

Living by Design Radio Show 8.11.10

Radio imageGreensphere Consulting’s Chris Jensen was invited to the 3WBC “Living by Design” Radio show, to discuss the typical requirements put on a  design project to achieve the minimum performance of 5 Stars for a residential development. Such requirements include insulation, double glazing, thermal mass, orientation, shading and cross-ventilation.
http://www.greensphere.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Greensphere-Consulting-on-the-3WBC-Living-by-Design-Radio-show-2010-11-08.mp3

Greensphere on ABC Local Radio (Brisbane) 13-10-15

radio imageFollowing the contentious Iluka Tower redevelopment planning approval by Gold Coast City Council in October 2015, Greensphere’s Chris Jensen was interviewed about the impact of shading of tall buildings on neighbours.