From 6 stars, to 7 star WoH, to True Zero Carbon: Part 4

From 6 stars, to 7 star WoH, to True Zero Carbon: Part 4
1 CPD NatHERS Technical

How to take your plans as far as you (& the clients) want to go down a low carbon pathway...
Part 4: Efficient Appliance Selection and Acing Whole of Home

 18/06/2024 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM (AEST) 

We will explain Whole of Home and how to select and specify appliances for energy efficient high scoring outcomes. Using our average house plan, we look at what appliances we can choose for low energy, low carbon, and low-cost living outcomes. We will:
· Go over how to size up plant for space conditioning within the home
· Go through how to look up and specify energy efficient appliance options covered under Whole of Home
· Look at what information designers will need to locate and put on plans so that NatHERS assessments run smoothly
· Show how to use Appliance Templates to make the process easy for designers & assessors, and
· Look at extra measures that designers can take beyond Whole of Home to achieve low energy use homes.

This is the second webinar in a five-part webinar series by Jeremy Spencer that’s essential viewing for Building Designers who want to find out what’s required under the new NCC 2022 provisions which come into effect on 1 May 2024. DMN strongly recommends purchasing the 5-part package and watching these webinars in chronological order, for maximum impact.

This series of webinars was formerly called: NCC 2022 is here. Learn, Adapt & Thrive in 5 weeks. From NatHERS Fail to True Zero Carbon: How to take your plans as far as you (& the clients) want to go down a low carbon pathway.

Follow DMN member Jeremy Spencer as he shows how theory can be practically applied to make any project as low carbon and energy efficient as you care to take it.

About this series: 6 Stars, to 7 Star Whole-of-Home, to True Zero Carbon. How to take your plans as far as you (& the clients) want to go down a low carbon pathway...

This is the second part of a five-part webinar series that IS NOT looking at the perfect passive solar design. It follows an 'average' home that currently rates 6 stars in NatHERS. A home in the suburbs with average orientation. A home with average overshadowing from neighbours and trees. We then see how far we can take this 'average' home on a low carbon journey, to turn it:
· First, into a NatHERS 7-star Whole of Home pass
· Then to a Net Zero operational energy home and
· Then to a True Zero outcome (where the embodied carbon 'debt' is also minimised & paid off).

The five webinars run the plans through each of the 5 Steps on the SBA Roadmap to Net Zero Homes:
STEP 1: Good Design
STEP 2: Low Impact Material Specification
STEP 3: Performance Construction
STEP 4: Efficient Appliance Specification
STEP 5: Energy Generation and Offsetting

Webinars in this five-part series can be purchased individually for $44 by DMN members, or $88 by non-members; or as a five-part package for $189 by DMN


Jeremy Spencer | Positive Footprints

For almost 20 years, Jeremy has been a registered builder, energy rater and director at design and build company Positive Footprints. Positive Footprints has won multiple awards for sustainability from Design Matters National, MBAV, HIA, and the National Sustainability Awards for which he is now a judge. His company has worked to show that energy-efficient sustainable design and Net-Zero homes are a cost-effective option and can be a mainstream reality.  Jeremy is founding member of Builders Declare, a group dedicated to raising the standard of building practice, and currently sits on the Design Matters National Board, the Sustainability TASC, and the NatHERS Stakeholder Consultative Group.



CPD Points: 1 CPD NatHERS Technical point. This will be recorded in DMN Members' CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event.

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