SDA AND BESS REPORTS FOR TOWN PLANNING
Reports by experienced and accredited assessors
SDA REPORTS & BESS REPORTS
Here at Empire Thermal Group, we take pride in helping our clients and their projects reach their full potential in order to ensure maximum savings and minimum energy use, allowing for cost-effective yet sustainable solutions. Our expert team can ensure you achieve the highest possible scores on your SDA and BESS assessments. For more information, get in touch and our dedicated staff will be happy to help.
Reports for Town Planning Compliance
SDA and BESS reports are a Victorian council requirement for many development sites, prior to granting a planning permit. Some councils may refer to these reports as a Sustainable Design Statement or ESD Management Plan. BESS is actually used as an input for SDA reports. Reports are accessed via a comprehensive online assessment tool and the use of thermal modelling. These are used to rate the energy efficiency and overall consumption of a proposed dwelling.
With a major push for building sustainability and energy efficiency across Victoria, most councils are requiring developers to submit Sustainable Design Assessment reports (SDA reports) with their application to show that development is adhering to the latest Sustainable Design requirements. As builders and developers ourselves, we fully understand what is required for Sustainable Design Assessment reports and can remove that hassle for you.
The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) is an online assessment tool which is designed to supplement and SDA. BESS is fast becoming the Victorian equivalent of BASIX in New South Wales as more local councils begin to require ESD assessments at the planning permit stage of the development cycle. There are already 30 councils in Victoria that are implementing BESS with more Victorian councils expected to follow.
Trained SDA & BESS Assessors
More councils now have an ESD policy that triggers Sustainable Design Assessment reports and are being triggered not only for dual occupancies but for single dwelling sites also. Given how tight some sites can be, it is recommended to engage a professional ESD consultant early during the design stage so that sustainability design assessment reports and BESS scorecard systems can be easily managed and implemented. Our consultants are trained BESS assessors who understand the requirements to get you building project approved.
ACCURATE AND EFFICIENT REPORTING
SDA & BESS reports basically involve assessment of the projects along with further environmentally sustainable design improvements during the planning stages. The idea is to prepare a comprehensive report highlighting all the features of the sustainability and the benefits of the development plan. At Empire Thermal Group, that’s exactly what we do. Our reports are accurate and delivered efficiently, so you can move forward with your building project.
Why choose us?
Empire Thermal Group is an experienced building energy consultancy. We provide our services to many leading architects, developers and builders right across Australia from our base in Melbourne.
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