Energy Efficient Design


A great design is one that just works !

We understand that we are designing for you. It has to have your personality embedded into it, with some points of difference that balance your being, whilst minimising the impact on materials, energy usage and your pocket.

Ironmonger Building Company are dedicated to being leaders in Energy Efficiency. Constantly researching and educating the team to enable our designs to be cost effective at the work site.

What is energy efficient design?

Developing a high performing building envelope, using insulation, high performance glazing and windows, air sealed construction and avoidance of thermal bridges.
  • Building Shape and climate Orientation
      ∘ Maximising solar radiance
      ∘ Minimising loss of heat through conductance
  • Window - size, placement and shading
  • Thermal Mass
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Considers embodied energy of materials (energy used to produce a product)
After the building has been designed to minimize energy loss, it then makes sense to look at the energy source including renewables, heating and cooling equipment.

Does it cost a lot to build energy efficient homes?

No.  It doesn't have to.  This is where you choice of designer comes into play.

Think about these unsung heroes, simple and in many cases cost neutral, and available on the shelf at your local hardware stores.
  • Water efficient fittings
  • LED lighting
  • Low-VOC paint
  • Plasterboard
Other common areas that we like to consider.
  • Double glazing
  • Natural ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Passive design
  • Water collection and storage
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Grey water systems
  • Solar electricity
We will take the energy efficiency level of your design as far as you require. Modern drafting technology enables 3D images to be created to allow you to visualise your building project.

Creating your Dream

Ironmonger Building Company
PH-Fax 08 9841 4479
PO Box 2046 Albany WA 6330
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