We believe in sustainabilityWe believe in designWe believe in collaboration

Est. 2010

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 for projects in the built environment.”

Sustainability      /      Design      /      Engineering      /      Consulting

We help projects achieve great sustainability outcomes


  • 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
  • Community, Sports and Recreation
  • Public and government housing
  • Industrial and Warehouse
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  • Sustainability / ESD Strategy
  • Net Zero Building Design
  • Climate Active Carbon Neutral certification for buildings
  • Building Electrification
  • Façade Optimisation and Analysis
  • Healthy Building Design
  • NCC BCA Section J compliance including DTS and Performance Solutions (JV1/JV2/JV3 Verification Methods) (commercial energy efficiency compliance)
  • NCC BCA NatHERS House Energy Ratings (FirstRate5, AccuRate) (residential energy efficiency compliance)
  • Energy and thermal comfort simulations (Green Star, LEED, NABERS, BCA JV1-JV3, ASHRAE)
  • Green Star ratings consulting, reports and submissions
  • LEED ratings consulting, reports and submissions
  • WELL Building Standard
  • Living Building Challenge (LBC)
  • NABERS Ratings
  • BEEC Assessments
  • Building energy and environmental audits
  • Council Town Planning ESD reports
    (e.g. SDA, SMP, BESS, BASIX)
  • CFD simulations
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
  • Building Tuning and Monitoring
  • 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
  • And much more…
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''As we transition to net-zero buildings and ultimately a net-zero-emissions economy, the skills and expertise of great ESD consultants will be increasingly important.
The Green Factory are experienced and enthusiastic partners on this journey.''

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, town planning submission (e.g. SMP. SDA, BASIX), Passive House, building tuning, CFD modelling, energy modelling, NABERS Ratings, BEEC Certificate, Carbon Neutral Certification?

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.

Why Choose The Green Factory?


Open communication and team work
Considered and practical advice
Highest standards of professionalism and technical tools/resources
Highest quality of work – we don’t cut corners and invest the time to get real results
Experienced and efficient
Independent ESD specialist – we love working with the project team, however professional advice needs to be unhindered
Genuine value – we are happy to match any reasonable quotation
“Your goal really is our goal”

Your partner on the Carbon Neutral and Net Zero journey. Let's talk.

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