Eco Building Design
Environmental and Sustainable Design
At John Gersteling & Associates, we adopt and promote strict ECO building design criteria. We design projects for any climate, anywhere on this planet. Our strict guidelines exceed today’s strict governmental regulations for flood zone, or bush fire prone areas. We specify appropriate building products to suit your lifestyle, comfort and protection.
John Gersteling & Associates design to minimise the “greenhouse effect” and we endeavour to save you money on expensive energy running costs by including:
- Thermal insulation to minimise heat in hot areas and be comfortable in cold areas. (Electricity)
- Recycle and storage of water. (Water)
We can reduce heat loss in winter and keep your building project cool in summer without the excessive use of heating and air-conditioning.
Our designs are environmentally friendly and cost effective to run
ECO Building Design
We take into consideration the thermal measures of:
- Building Orientation
- Glazing and overshadowing
- Heat gain or loss through windows
- Cross ventilation in rooms
- Insulation requirements for roofs, ceilings, walls and floors
We also include water saving measures like:
- Rainwater storage tanks
- Recycling of storm water
- Capture of storm water to be stored in retention tanks for use of watering gardens or fighting bush fires
- The use of recycled water for toilets
- Use of rainwater for laundry purposes
If no sewer facilities are available, we have the solution of specifying your own mini sewer treatment plant. We also recommend the use of energy efficient electrical home appliances and light fittings. These and other environmental considerations can be designed into your new building project to save you on short and long term running costs.
Building Design Experience since 1973
Large Residence on Acres
Our design experience and expertise are in large residential designs on acre country lots. We provide totally eco designs for your acre property that will be greenhouse and environmentally friendly. We have designed many examples of country homes and we have been awarded a certificate of commendation in a BDANSW building design award in 2002. We have continued to design Country 4 to 5 Bedroom Residence’s suitable for acre country lots within the Penrith City Council and Wollondilly Council areas with professional design success.
Winbourne Road, Mulgoa NSW Brick-Veneer Residence