Author Archives: Jiggie

Vim Sustainability changes name to Vim ESD

In order to ensure our service offering to the market  is up to date  Vim has changed our name to VIM ESD. We believe this reflects better what we specialise in which is primarily sustainable design science and engineering. Its certainly  easier to write that’s for sure! Actually nothing else has changed. Our passion for […]

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Vim ESD are the sustainability consultants on over 160 schools

Vim ESD (formerly Vim Sustainability) has now worked on making over 160  schools sustainable.These have been primarily for the Catholic Education Office. Vim has been  the ESD consultants on both new Oran Park schools, St Justins and St Benedict’s for the Catholic Education Office. Working with Architects Fulton Trotter on St Bendicts, natural ventilation and […]

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Vim ESD sustainability consultants to the Southern Cross Aged care facility at Parkes NSW

Vim ESD has been appointed the sustainability consultants to the Southern Cross new aged care facility at Parkes in western NSW. Working with Architects Johannsen  and Associates (AJA) Vim has been appointed due to their expertise in providing sustainability to the aged care industry over the previous ten years.

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Vim ESD sustainability consultants to Fairfield Council Youth and Community Centre

Vim ESD has been appointed the ESD consultants to the Fairfield  Council Youth and Community Centre in NSW. In order to ensure a high level of sustainability Architects Allan Jack and Cottier approached Vim to provide a range of sustainability services  including natural ventilation  engineering to ensure the facility meets its required sustainability performance targets.Vim […]

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John Adopts Restorative Principles of Living Building Challenge Workshop

John was challenged to use nature as the ultimate measuring stick for the built environment in a workshop series at the Living Building Challenge last year. The workshop was intended for anyone interested in creating a truly sustainable built environment and provided industry professionals with an understanding of how they could adopt the restorative principles […]

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Making the building do the work: natural ventilation design

Article By John Brodie ‘The Fifth Estate’, 8 February 2012  In the world of climate change and inefficient buildings everyone is clamouring for more efficient air conditioning systems and improved lighting to reduce energy loads and carbon. Air conditioning uses a large proportion of energy in buildings. The rule of thumb in trying to drop […]

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The benefits of landscaping in the way we design buildings and communities

John Brodie speaks on 6PR. Brodie recently visited Vim Sustainability’s Oxygen Farm in Northern NSW which contains roughly 300 acres of forest. Analysis based on the CSIRO show that the trees provide oxygen for appr discount cialis oximately 5500 people. Brodie also comments on the impact of smoking on our environment that is rarely spoken […]

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John Brodie explores how we can save money using different sustainable solutions on 6PR

John Brodie explores how we can save money using different sustainable solutions on 6PR. Shade cloths in a light colour are one solution. Shade cloths are great for the hot Australasian climate where they can reduce heat loads in your house by 3-4%. But, sustainability is made up of all little bits and pieces, there […]

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The Negative Effects of Air Conditioning on your Health

Why does air conditioning have negative effects on your health? John Brodie explains on 6PR. The percentage of fresh air in air conditioners is quite minimal causing your nose and mouth to dry out. This is caused from breathing in the same air all night. While air conditioning is great to take you from 40 […]

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Vim Sustainability Secures Another Aged Care Project

Vim Sustainability has just been appointed the ESD consultants on the new Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) Aged Care facility located in Kensington, NSW. Calder Flower are the appointed architects and Vim Sustainability has worked closely with them on a range of aged care projects over the last few years, including Uniting Care […]

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