From 6 stars, to 7 star WoH, to True Zero Carbon: Part 3

From 6 stars, to 7 star WoH, to True Zero Carbon: Part 3
1 CPD NatHERS Technical

How to take your plans as far as you (& the clients) want to go down a low carbon pathway...
Part 3: Mitigating Risk: Detailing plans for on-ground performance, condensation control, & healthy indoor air quality.

11/06/2024 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM (AEST) 

We look at where buildings commonly fail thermally and what details designers can put on plans so that buildings perform on the ground as they do on paper. We integrate these into the average house plans.

We also look at the possible relationship between increased thermal performance and condensation issues, the building science behind it, and construction detailing to minimise potential problems.

Using our average home, we look at the new NCC membrane and roof ventilation requirements for building in cooler climates and adjust working drawing details to minimise condensation potential.

And lastly, we look at possible Indoor Air Quality issues with building tight, and options designers can take to maintain healthy homes. This is then applied to our average home plan.

We will:
· Show how to use and incorporate the SBA Builders Thermal Quality Assurance Checklist into your plans
· Go through the science of condensation and what details to adjust on plans to minimise issues and comply with new NCC requirements, and
· Discuss indoor air quality, where the code is heading, and technology designers can use to maintain healthy internal environments.

This is the fourth 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 third 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 members, or $378 by non-members, a saving of $31 for DMN members and $62 for non-members.


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.



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