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Welcome to The Green Factory ESD Consultants.

”The Green Factory helps clients navigate the often bewildering array of sustainability ratings, regulatory compliance and design options.”

How can we help?

The Green Factory is a specialist built environment sustainability (ESD) consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia.
We provide clear direction and technical sustainability services for a wide range of building projects.


  • Property Owners, Developers and Investors
  • Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Project Managers
  • Architects
  • Building/Facility Managers and Operators
  • Interior Designers and Drafts-people
  • Commercial Building Tenants
  • Government and other agencies
  • Building Surveyors


  • New and existing buildings
  • Commercial and residential
  • Office buildings and tenancies
  • Houses and apartments of all shapes and sizes
  • Educational and research facilities
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Retail
  • Mixed-Use
  • Accommodation
  • Public and government housing
  • Industrial and warehouse

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  • BCA Section J compliance including JV3 (commercial energy efficiency compliance)
  • BCA NatHERS incl. FirstRate, AccuRate (residential energy efficiency compliance)
  • Energy and thermal comfort simulations (Green Star, LEED, NABERS, BCA JV3, ASHRAE)
  • Green Star ratings consulting, reports and submissions
  • LEED ratings consulting, reports and submissions
  • NABERS Ratings
  • BEEC Assessments
  • Building energy and environmental audits
  • Council Town Planning ESD reports
    (e.g. BESS, STEPS, SDA, SMP, SDS, Basix)
  • CFD simulations
  • Daylight and shading models
  • Passive House (Passiv Haus) incl. PHPP
  • Design analysis and optimisation
  • Renewable and micro-generation systems including Co-gen and Tri-gen
  • Much more…

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Whatever the project…

New commercial building? Multi-unit residential development? School energy-efficiency retrofit? Researching or designing your new house? Green Star, BCA Section J, LEED, NatHERS compliance, Passive House, building tuning, CFD modelling, energy modelling, NABERS Ratings, BEEC Certificate?

However far you want to push for sustainability…

Looking to set a new sustainability benchmark – or simply need to meet the mandatory energy efficiency standards?

We have the solutions

We believe solutions must be practical, useful and achieve the best possible balanced outcome in the real world – i.e. “sustainable” in every sense of the word.

Why ”Go Green”?

Going Green is a great move for many reasons…

ESD – aka “Environmentally Sustainable Design” or “Ecologically Sustainable Development” – is really all about optimising function and maximising efficiency. Smart design, the best use of technology, correct operation, and the right thinking are what improves performance and reduces our impact on the environment.

It isn’t a bad thing either that operational costs should reduce, asset values increase and everyone is happier and healthier owning, using and operating the building. And if those motivations aren’t enough, there’s always the continually rising mandatory energy efficiency standards to stay ahead of.

Green Building Market Drivers

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