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After 15 years of using the Green Star tools, we are experts.
We work with project teams and building owners to develop economical and marketable buildings with high sustainability values.
Karen Hovenga is a certified NABERS and CBD assessor. We prepare energy audits of Offices and Hotels using NABERS. We can also provide Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC) for buildings and tenancies to be sold or leased.
We prepare Sustainability Management Plans for Town Planning submissions. Our focus is on identifying common construction practise and suggesting minor changes to achieve high sustainability outcomes with a minimum of effort or cost.
Karen Hovenga, the principal of Karen Hovenga, Sustainability Consulting, is a mechanical engineer with more than 15 years experience. Karen is a NABERS Assessor, GreenStar Accredited Professional and Green Star Assessor.
From Karen's Blog
One of the things I enjoy about working for myself is being able to make the time for involvement in my local community. A few years ago I spent some time singing in a local community band. We would occasionally perform at local community events, usually on the Richmond or Collingwood Housing Estates. While we were doing that, my husband,…Read More »
We’ve all heard about the “recycling crisis” but I haven’t heard much more about how it affects the projects we’re working on. So this article in The Age today is a bit of a prompt to find out more. “Since C & D Recycling opened in Lara less than two years ago, it has collected so much industrial material –…Read More »
Each time I get a new Green Star project I look at the climate adaptation credit and think about doing it myself. How hard could it be? The Green Star submission guideline has a good instructions on what’s required and all the reference documents are pretty accessible. I’ve even read a few that other people have prepared. How hard can…Read More »