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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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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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Our Cost to the Environment and Society from Overuse

John Brodie talks on 6PR We live on the driest continent on the planet and we are really bad at managing water. We need to capture rain water and reduce the amount of water we waste.  Some people have taken the initiative of installing rain water tanks in their houses which is a great idea […]

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Thermal Comfort Study in Aged Care Facilities – World first

Vim Sustainability has just commenced a thermal comfort study in a range of Aged Care facilities in NSW with the intent of identifying what is comfortable for aged care facility inhabitants. In regards to designing an efficient and sustainable comfortable building there is paucity of knowledge around what residents actually find comfortable, resulting in an […]

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St Benedict’s School; Oran Park; NSW -ESD Consultants

Vim Sustainability has just been appointed the ESD consultants on the new St Benedict’s School located at Oran Park for the Catholic Education Office. The school is located next door to St Justins which Vim Sustainability also worked on last year as the ESD consultants. Focusing on providing a sustainable outcome utilising a range of passive solutions […]

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Vim Supports Education of Khmu Village Children in Laos

In the Khmu village of Lak Pet about 20 kilometres outside of Luang Prabang education of village children is not always accessible due to poverty and the necessity of utilising children in farming and other work. The Khmu people of Laos do not have a traditional written language and in isolated villages many Khmu, particularly […]

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SDA Aged Care Ltd commends VIM Auditing Reports

David Knight, the Managing Director of Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Aged Care facilities has commended the auditing reports prepared by VIM Sustainability. David informed us that the SDA board has signed off on funding of more than $200,000 for the coming financial year to begin implementation of the strategies recommended by VIM.

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