Filter ESD offers a range of sustainability consulting services that are tailored to suit the specific objectives and needs of each project, in order to achieve successful, integrated solutions.

Instead of a standardised ‘tick box’ approach, our advice and assessment services seek to find the right balance between science, regulations and architectural design objectives.


  • House Energy Ratings, for both design phase and building permit compliance. (FirstRate5 and AccuRate software)

  • Deemed-to-Satisfy reports and Alternative Solutions for BCA compliance

  • ESD reports for town planning applications (e.g. STEPS assessment)

  • Research and advice across a range of sustainable design issues including:

    • passive solar design and thermal comfort

    • building fabric optimisation

    • ventilation strategies

    • passive and efficient heating and cooling options

    • water efficiency measures

    • environmentally preferable materials selection

No consultancy is an island…

Filter ESD maintains connections with a network of like-minded sustainability firms, and can recommend a range of people and expertise in order to meet your broader sustainability needs.