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Building Physics
Monday, December 11, 2017
Email BuildingPhysics info@mikebarker.co.za : Tel: +27 11 4544 857 : Cell: +27 83 726 9593

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Building Physics

bp logoBuildingPhysics is a professional practice focused on improving the profitability, comfort and safety of the built environment. With rising energy costs and a growing responsibility towards our environment, a new approach to designing, constructing and managing an efficient building is essential. They offer building simulation services ranging from daylighting and thermal analysis to smoke and fire modelling.

Building Physics help you take the guess work out of designing and/or improving your building. Mike Barker & Associates works closely with BuildingPhysics on the Engineering aspect of designing and/or improving buildings.

What is a Green Building? A green building is a building which is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible- which incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and its occupants. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people to live and work in.

Putting this all into Practice... On a practical level, this encompasses the use of design, materials and technology to reduce energy and resource consumption and create improved human and natural environments. Specific green building measures include careful building design to reduce heat loads, maximise natural light and promote the circulation of fresh air; the use of energy-efficient air-conditioning and lighting; the use of environmentally friendly, non-toxic materials; the reduction of waste, and the use of recycled materials; water-efficient plumbing fittings and water harvesting; the use of renewable energy sources; and sensitivity with regard to the impact of the development on the environment.

Download - Must Reads

Review of SANS204 :: by Mike Barker

Review of Sans204

An initiative that came out of the Department of Minerals & Energy’s 2005 Energy Efficiency Strategy that targeted a 15% Final Energy Demand reduction...
Prioritizing Green :: 'It's The Energy Stupid'

It's The Energy Stupid

Joseph W. Lstiburek - Never one to beat about the bush, Lstiburek calls it as he sees it.
Green Building Impact Report :: by Rob Watson

Green Building Impact Review

Green Building Report: Although this is about the US market, it gives some idea of where Green Buildings are going in the future.
 

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