Welcome to Organica Engineering
Organica Engineering is a niche company specialising in integrating sustainable design into the built environment. We imagine buildings, infrastructure and cities that enhance the environment while improving people’s lives. We aim to achieve this by integrating the principles of environmental engineering and sustainability into organisations, buildings and infrastructure projects.
We help our clients to become more sustainable – enhancing social value, building natural capital, and making buildings and operations more efficient and profitable. Our services include consulting, training, workshops and consultation, engineering design, and software development. Our vision is of a compelling 21st century where the process of balancing outcomes for people, profit, and planet delivers great synergistic outcomes.
What we can do for you
Sustainable Design Assessment in Planning
Organica Engineering has helped many Councils design and implement their sustainable design in planning SDAPP programs, including providing consulting, implementation and training support. We have also helped many Councils implement sustainable design into their capital works and facility management programs.
Green Star and ESD Engineering
We help Green Star projects get the certification outcome that they are targeting through a deep understanding of the Green Star rating system. We have extensive experience in designing, auditing and reviewing the designs of Green Star buildings.
Organica Engineering uses the latest technology to help our clients achieve their Sustainability Goals.
This includes developing the InSite Water software and the Ecomon utility monitoring system.
Management Consulting and Training
Sustainable Design has transformed the development industry in recent years. Organica Engineering has played a central role in this transformation, allowing many organisations and major projects to improve their policies and processes, upgrade their buildings, and achieve Australian excellence or world leadership in their building projects.
Who We Are
Ian Adams, director of Organica Engineering is a Sustainability Engineer and a recognised industry leader with over 15 years’ experience in delivering sustainable buildings and developments. Ian has successfully integrated ESD solutions into hundreds of developments around Australia.
He is a certified assessor and trainer for the Green Building Council of Australia, regularly lectures at RMIT and Melbourne Universities on sustainable design and city infrastructure. Ian has been instrumental in helping develop industry toolkits such as BESS, Green Star, and InSite Water, and he has an in-depth knowledge of how to implement sustainable design in buildings.
Ian has worked as a planning sustainability referrals officer at Knox, Manningham, and Whitehorse Councils, and he has assisted many metropolitan Councils with establishing their sustainability assessment in planning and CapEx programs. Ian also has extensive experience in Green Star for many projects and in training and facilitation of workshops for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Organica Engineering provides exceptional value in the delivery of these services. Organica Engineering has worked extensively with construction companies and all levels of government in tackling a range of sustainability issues such as: energy and water efficiency, Sustainability Strategy development and implementation, toolkit development and Green Star certification.
Relevant experience with Sustainability in development includes:
Sustainability in buildings
Sustainable Design has transformed the development industry in recent years.
Organica Engineering has played a central role in this transformation, allowing many organisations and major projects to improve their policies and processes, upgrade their buildings, and achieve Australian excellence or world leadership in their building projects.
We can achieve this by applying the following processes and standards to our client’s projects:
- Sustainable Design for building projects
- Sustainability referrals services for Councils.
- Cost benefit analysis and feasibility
- Building Code Section J compliance
- Green Star Certification
- Green Star peer reviews and project sustainability management guidance
- Bioregional One Planet Certification
- Sustainable Design Assessment for planning applications
- Council ESD officer and planner training in BESS, SDAPP and in Assessing Sustainable Design in Planning
InSite Water is an Australian Tool for understanding and designing Water Sensitive Urban Designs in infill development.
Visit our InSite Water website
WATER SENSITIVE SA INSITE TOOL
The South Australian Version of the InSite tool. Developed for Water Sensitive SA, it helps Councils to understand and approve stormwater plans for infill development.
Visit our WSSA InSite Water website
ECOMON UTILITY MONITORING
Ecomon are a range of smart, cloud enabled devices that monitor and report on a building’s energy, water, and gas usage.
Visit our Ecomon website
ONLINE TRAINING PORTAL
We currently offer fully automated online training for:
– Sustainable Design Assessment for Planners (SDAPP training)
– Water Sensitive Urban Design for Planners
RMIT University’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
"Hi Ian, Thought you might like to know we achieved our 5 Star Green Star for our B55 project. Thanks for your assistance!”
RMIT’s building 55 project manager
Incoll (Savills) Melbourne Fitout
“We are very pleased to let you know that the Incoll Melbourne Fitout Project has achieved a 5 Star rating with 64 points having been awarded. As you can imagine we are ecstatic with this result. We wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to you for all your assistance throughout the Green Star submission process. Your assistance has been a valuable contribution in achieving our 5 star rating. It has also been a pleasure meeting you and working with you towards our Green Star Results. We look forward to any opportunity in the future to working with you again”.