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Parisa Receives her PhD
By admin on February 24, 2020

Friday night was an big night and a step forward for building analytics in WA. Parisa Esmaeili Moakher was awarded her PhD for energy efficiency analytics for social housing. It included Qualitative analysis for 'use-culture' as well as Quantitative analysis for the thermodynamics realities required for achieving comfort.  As co-supervisor and Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University, I know that Parisa did an incredible job as she completed an exhaustive study and data collection …

Passive Solar Homes are naturally resistant and safe havens for bush fires if designed correctly
By admin on January 9, 2020

Ecotect- Architects are offering a Free Architectural Advisory Service for those affected in Bush Fire Regions across Australia. The architects at Ecotect-Architects have banded together to help the community by offering a 1 hour Free of Charge consultancy to improve a person’s planning strategy, before embarking on a new project or retro for re-buildings after fire catastrophe, or those considering building in fire risk areas as well as  retrofitting your home for natural comfort using pa…

Apartment Living in Australia is Currently Unsustainable
By admin on January 6, 2020

Over the last 20 years in Australia developers, in providing apartment living in Australia, have made many mistakes. Simply legislating now to put sprinkler systems in all new apartment buildings is just not the answer. Existing, poorly built examples are the problem not well designed solutions that follow in the wake of this expose of legislative, financing disaster. Density The idea of increasing density in cities is a good one provided that they are well built and of course now we know …

Solar Passive Houses
By admin on December 5, 2019

Here is a link to our recently produced video to show what Ecotect-Architects has been doing recently and in fact for decades.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkXyKfh36xw&t=37s It is an update on a design approach we pioneered from the 1970s onwards and the services we provide to help you achieve your dream in the most sustainable way possible. One way to alleviate anxiety over climate change is to build your next houses a well-optimized passive solar house or retrofit your exist…