ENERGY AND WATER AUDITING & MANAGEMENT PLANNING
The identification of inefficient energy and water systems in buildings through energy and water auditing is another WTC capability. We can then assist with the development of energy and water improvement planning and management services, including user education.
SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Our professional staff are well versed in delivering effective training on a range of sustainability issues. On behalf of scheme administrators, we provide NABERS training through Australia and in New Zealand. We can also provide LEED training, as well as tailored training modules to a variety of commercial and institutional clients, covering a wide range of energy, water and sustainability topics.
CARBON FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENTS & MANAGEMENT
We help businesses quantify and report on their corporate greenhouse and carbon emissions and assist in the development of reduction programmes.
WTC provides project management services for the ‘greening’ of existing buildings to assist building owners and managers meet current Government regulations and improve their position in a competitive rental market.
WTC offers comprehensive lifecycle costing analysis services for public and private Clients.
We utilise ‘whole of life’ cost analysis models to anticipate expenditure required by property owners from inception through to functional use and final destruction, allowing them to understand the whole financial and environmental cost of their buildings. We then help them develop cost minimisation strategies which embrace sustainable solutions.
INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONING AGENT
The role of an independent commissioning agent (ICA) is to provide an unbiased perspective of the commissioning process. ICAs are independent of the design team as they report directly to the client. The principal objective of an ICA is to assist the project team in undertaking the commissioning of the system, so that the building functions in a safe and efficient manner.
Acting as ICA, we manage, oversee and review the commissioning of building services such as electrical, HVAC, hydraulic, fire control, vertical transportation, acoustic and trigeneration systems.
We help develop tailored commissioning plans which form the basis of the commissioning process. These plans assist in the:
- Identification of commissioning standards and strategies to measure the performance of the systems
- Definition and drafting of the commissioning processes and requirements to help the timely commissioning of the systems.
We are involved from the initial stages of design development through to the end of the defects liability period.
An ICA can improve or maintain the NABERS rating of a building.
SOFT LANDINGS SERVICE
Our team has a long history of helping clients optimise their building’s performance over the design life of its building services systems. Our soft landings service can play an important role in ensuring the building services to live up to expectations.
To facilitate a `soft landing’, our team of operations specialists becomes involved at an early stage of the design process. This ensures that all important operations and maintenance documentation and procedures are in place, commissioning data is up to date, energy targets have been appropriately established, and that the designers are satisfied that their design intent is adequately documented.
During handover, the team (designers and operations specialists) assist the client’s facilities managers to familiarise themselves with the new building services.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
Our professional building maintenance management service can assist property managers with assessment of their current building systems and the development of sustainable maintenance strategies, which reduce base building impact and budgets.