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EcoDesigner energy modelling in design process

Arkitektika have always employed passive design principles to ensure our designs have high comfort levels without being reliant on artificial heating, cooling, or lighting – now we can test and measure that in the design phases! Increasing community awareness of both quality in design and energy efficiency, along with increasing energy costs, is driving greater interest in creating environments with both technical performance and aesthetic qualities. Utilizing Arkitektika’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) to create virtual models that allows our clients to experience buildings ... Read more

Solar cells generating money!

Arkitektika recently arranged for the retrofitting of solar panels on a roof for a client. Positioned with forethought to orientation and roof pitch, this new roof top grid-connected photovoltaic solar panel system will pay itself off quickly and then start generating money for the clients while they enjoy free electricity and receive an income from the energy retailers. The system was installed on a north facing roof that was intended when we designed the residence to maximise the solar exposure and efficiency of ... Read more