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Environmental Management

Organica Engineering can offer assistance in helping manage environmental aspects and impacts of a building, project or orgainsation. Building Environmental Audits Organica Engineering has extensive previous involvement in operational energy, water and materials efficiency auditing for buildings. We will draw from our experience with other organisations we have assisted through the completion of energy audits, […]

Green Star

Organica Engineering is a leading niche Green Star advisory company.  We specialise in helping other organisations improve the quality of their Green Star submissions. We do this by: Providing practical support in compiling and quality checking submissions; Providing Green Star training and facilitating design charettes; Coaching design teams; Reviewing designs for Green Star compliance; Helping […]

Planning Policy and Toolkit Development

Organica Engineering has extensive experience assisting many local Melbourne Metropolitan Councils to introduce practical sustainability assessment processes into their planning processes. The SDAPP program is a sustainability assessment system designed to be readily incorporated into existing Council workflows. The Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) has been formed by the group of Councils […]

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design has transformed the building industry in recent years.  Most major building projects now integrate sustainability into their designs, reducing energy and water use, improving environmental outcomes and creating a better indoor environment for occupants. We have helped implement best practice sustainable design in projects and organisations around Australia  – overcoming barriers and implementing […]

Sustainable Development in Government

There is a clear role for local governments to ensure that policies and environmental sustainability initiatives are coordinated, well focused, and effective in delivering built environment outcomes. Most local government authorities have clear environmental goals and policies. Buildings that are built or occupied by Councils are one of the largest areas of environmental impact, so […]

BCA Section J Energy Efficiency Assessment

Building Classes 5-9 (offices, retail, wholesale, car parks, public and aged care buildings, warehouses, and production and storage facilities) must meet the energy efficiency requirements outlined in the Australian  Building Code Board BCA Volume 1. Our Service: Detailed assessment of the building plans Clear and concise recommendations to address areas of non-compliance Comprehensive Section J […]

Ian Adams BEng(env) MIEAust M.AIRAH GSAP – Director

Ian is a Sustainability and Environmental Engineer with over 10 years experience in all aspects of sustainability in building and planning. Ian is a leading Green Star certified assessor and trainer for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), and is also an accredited Environmental Management systems auditor. Ian has worked extensively with construction companies […]

Noy Hildebrand BArch MArch (Building Science) Registered Architect (US) LEED AP

Noy is an sustainable design consultant and architect with experience in Australia and internationally. This experience includes the design and contract administration of medium and large building projects, including a performance hall, a number of libraries and mixed used developments. Her areas of expertise include high performance building design and the interaction of façades with […]

Ed Cotter BEng(Env) – Senior Associate

Ed Cotter is a Qualified Environmental Engineer with a strong background in sustainable development within the built environment.  Ed is the Director of the Australian BioRegional team, and a trainer in the One Planet Communities principles, through working with them during the development of BREEAM Communities in the UK.  He has extensive experience in advising […]