Environmentally Sustainable Development

Environmentally Sustainable Development

Windtech Consultants employs accredited certifiers for thermal performance of residential buildings.We are also accredited to perform NABERS ratings for office and business hotel buildings. With our understanding of the concepts of energy efficient designs, having provided consulting services to the architectural profession in Natural Ventilation, Daylight and Solar Access since 1996. This experience enables us to easily identify cost-effective treatments that are effective is bringing about dramatic reductions in the energy used for heating and cooling of the various dwellings.

Windtech have undertaken simulations for over two hundred residential developments since 2001.

Windtech consultants can assist in providing accurate and reliable predictions of the wind speeds and corresponding power output from proposed wind turbines using wind tunnel testing. Wind tunnel testing provides far greater accuracy than CFD techniques. A comparison between our wind tunnel modelling and CFD predicitions for the same project has shown that CFD modelling techniques are often inaccurate by as much as 50%.

Case Study:  Richard Johnson Square, Sydney

A row of vertical axis wind turbines was proposed for the top of this tower building. Windtech Consultants used wind tunnel modelling to reliably predict the wind speeds at each turbine for the 16 compass directions. A relationship between the wind speeds at wind turbine hub height and airport meteorological recordings (for different wind directions) was also established to enable the client to undertake their own feasibility study.