Certified Energy – A One-Stop Destination to Get Your Construction Approved

With the end of the new year just around the corner, all buildings and construction projects seek to get their documents approved quicker. Logistical requirements are stacking up, tax obligations are peaking and the National Construction Code has an endless number of requirements for your business to get the mandatory approvals.

Feeling a bit stressed?

Certified Energy can fix this for you!

At Certified Energy, we aim to speedily adapt to each client’s issues and ensure that your construction will be approved. As a company consisting of a highly qualified group of architects and engineers, our specialty is dealing with Section J compliance reports for commercial buildings and on the residential side, NatHERS energy star ratings certificates.

Section J compliance reports are essential to attain as per the requirements under the National Construction Code.

This is applicable for all Class 2 to 9 buildings, including:

  • commercial,
  • retail,
  • apartments and
  • industrial buildings

Attaining a Section J Compliance Report is an absolute necessity for most councils in Australia in order to proceed with a Development Application.

At Certified Energy, we believe in offering fast, reliable and cost-efficient solutions to our clients with the purpose of fostering long-term relationships. This not only means that pricing is minimal in comparison to our competitors, but it highlights that every project for us is unique and individualistic. As an added bonus, we offer complimentary 24 hour turnarounds for all Section J projects of one story and less then 20 windows.

NatHERS – A Tool To Maximize Sustainability of Your Future Home

Short for the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, NatHERS uses a 10-star rating system which is able to easily access the thermal performance of buildings within Australia. Though a NatHERS certification is required for all new developments with multiple dwellings, it is essential for all residents to obtain an assessment to be able to easily evaluate the thermal assessment of their development.

At Certified Energy, our years of experience distinguishes us from our competitors. We work with each client separately, to ensure that each individual project thrives in terms of cost, efficiency and the preservation of design concepts.

We strive to minimize your costs whilst maximizing the sustainability of your future home.

Why is NatHERS assessment required?

NatHERS as outlined above is the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme which is able to evaluate the thermal performance of any dwelling. Though this may seem irrelevant and unnecessary when outlining the overall performance of the building, it is a necessity to get a NatHERS assessment in order to ensure a sustainable future for our environment.

Not only this, but NatHERS is essential when obtaining a BASIX assessment. BASIX is a NSW Government initiative striving to improve the environmental sustainability. It comprises of three factors: water, thermal and energy. The thermal component of BASIX can be easily completed through a NatHERS assessment with its thorough, accurate and flexible approach to addressing thermal performance.

Thus, a NatHERS assessment is required not only to contribute towards a sustainable future for the environment but also as a necessity under the BASIX initiative led by the NSW Government.

What does a NatHERS assessment include?

A NatHERS assessment can be obtained by a specialised company that has NatHERS Accredited Software which can be used to determine the thermal efficiency of your home. Within the assessment, each resident will be provided a copy of the key design features and the building materials and the scope used to generate the dwelling’s star rating.

The star rating, also known as the Energy or Thermal Efficiency star rating, is an accurate indicator of the level of heating or cooling your building requires to not only make you feel comfortable, but to ensure that it doesn’t have a detrimental impact on the environment. By following the recommendations and guidelines that will be included in your report, you will also be on the path of having lower energy expenses, by using the appropriate amount of electricity.

How does Certified Energy do it differently?

At Certified Energy, there are two main certification solutions that will help you achieve the lowest cost with the highest efficiency rating. These include the essential solutions (House Energy Rating Scheme, Elemental Provision) or alternative solutions (Verification Using a Reference Building and State Specific Energy Protocols).

In order to give you the best catered advice as per your personal needs, Certified Energy will guide you through the various approval pathways that will help your project achieve energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.