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green buildings

Green Buildings

At CoolairAustralia, we work collaboratively with owners, architects, and engineers to help create high performance green buildings. Using our unique patented design approach, our goal is to assist in developing design solutions that result in:

  1. 65-100% SAVE ENERGY Self sufficiency results

  2. Sustainable and restorative sites

  3. Energy and water use reduction

  4. Material and resource conservation

  5. Healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments


By balancing functionality, formality, SAVE ENERGY economy, and environmental stewardship, we seek to optimize building performance while promoting environmental responsibility. Our projects include virtually all types of buildings: commercial, retail, institutional, industrial, company headquarters, hospital, school, and government project.


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At CoolairaUSTRALIA, sustainability is not an optional checkbox, rather it is a deeply ingrained principle that impacts our use of design to solve challenges. It drives our process and defines the attributes of every project.


Our firm is committed to designing homes and buildings that use at least 65% less energy than code requirements. We also help clients reach higher levels of aggressive performance standards, such as Passive House and, the firm's namesake and expertise, zero energy. 

Air Quality:

Maintaining positive indoor air quality is vital to occupant health.  We select materials that minimize pollutants and design ventilation systems to ensure a constant supply of fresh outdoor air.


Points of use, including bathrooms and kitchens, combine beauty and functionality in a design that enables water efficiency. Options are available for water conservation, capture, and reuse.

Maintenance and Durability:

Most building failures (whether peeling paint, mold growth, or rot) are a result of moisture-related infiltration into the building. Our experts design the building envelope assembly for optimum management of heat, air, water, and moisture flow, helping ensure long-term durability with minimal maintenance.

Energy Efficient Homes can be Beautiful:  

Initial examples of high performance architecture left aesthetics wanting, mainly due to experimentation by early adopters. Now, informed choices BY Coolairaustralia lead to exceptional performance and pleasing aesthetics as the rule, not the exception.


Coolaiaustralia analyzes architectural plans, simulates the energy performance and operating costs of homes or buildings, and presents recommendations to achieve your goals, such as lower energy costs and a reduced carbon footprint. We are committed to a minimum energy reduction for our clients of 65% better than required by building code. Using energy modeling software we address energy conservation, efficient consumption, and renewable energy production.

Depending on your goals, Coolairaustralia offers a variety of energy performance packages including:

  1. Passive House

  2. Deep Energy Retrofit

  3. Ultra-Low Energy

  4. Net Zero Energy

  5. Net Positive Energy



Coolairaustralia provides system design for heating, cooling, and ventilation systems of high-efficiency buildings. Accurate load calculations, equipment sizing and specification, and distribution system design result in a right-sized system, lower equipment costs, longer equipment life, increased energy performance, lower utility bills, and greater occupant comfort. 

Coolairaustralia can address the following aspects as appropriate for each project:

  1. Manual J for Load Sizing

  2. Manual J for Load Sizing

  3.   Manual S for System Selection

  4.  Manual D for Duct Sizing

  5. Hydronic distribution design

  6. Planning for renewable energy integration

  7. Geothermal calculations

  8. Ductwork layout in CAD

  9. Register/diffuser sizes, placement, and flow rates

  10.  Ventilation design and rates

  11. Radiant floor layout in CAD



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