Co-Perform is an innovative company that provides ESD engineering services for new and existing buildings through all phases of design and operation. We combine a deep, technical knowledge of building engineering systems with excellence in analytical and simulation skills to develop high-quality and practical performance-based design solutions.

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Latest Projects

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Urban development and master planning

The planning and design of sustainable communities requires a high degree of integrated thinking and the application of experience to site-specific challenges. The team at Co-Perform can help at a number of levels including engineering-type calculations for energy, water, carbon and materials assessments, preparation of design advice to help shape decision making and options analysis, as well as evaluation of schemes against applicable performance benchmarks.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Planning approvals and building approvals

Our primary objective is to help you navigate a path through the planning process and to remove as many obstacles as we can. We have trusted relationships with a diverse range of relevant authorities and a clear understanding of their values, policy frameworks and how they make decisions. These relationships and experience across many projects helps us to advise you on any necessary design modifications and/or potential risks so that they can be addressed very early in the design process.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Green Buildings

The team at Co-Perform has a great depth of experience when it comes to the design of sustainable buildings in Australia and overseas. We appreciate that designing an innovative green building can present unique and complex challenges that require sophisticated engineering solutions, but we also know that sometimes it’s just about good design and getting the basics right. Our priority is to make sure that our role in the design process is clearly articulated and tailored to the needs of the project without introducing any unnecessary complications.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Rating Systems

Each year seems to herald the arrival of another rating system for evaluating building performance and at Co-Perform we’ve had direct experience with most of them in both the local and international arenas. We constantly strive to derive as much value as possible from the application of rating systems to ensure that they are much more than just a tick-box exercise, ensuring of course that we don’t forget to tick all the boxes on our way to compliance.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Building Simulation

Many years of experience has taught us that computational modeling needs to be used appropriately and carefully to ensure that it supports an agile design process that is required to achieve a well-integrated design solution. All of our building analysis is tailored to the specific project requirements and is used to supplement, not replace, the experience of the design team. By using streamlined analysis processes we ensure that design options can be readily investigated at an early stage whilst ensuring that the final design meets all of the necessary compliance requirements.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Government Programs

Verification, support and funding from Government programs can help the positioning of your building in the marketplace. Certain Government programs raise awareness and/or provide robust comparative ratings of your building with respect to the competition. Support funding is available for certain segments of the market and this can assist with upgrading and repositioning your assets for competitive advantage. At Co-Perform we have excellent experience and relevant accreditations with most of the major Government programs.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Energy Management

Energy management and ratings provide many benefits: reduced energy costs; reduced risk to energy price escalation; attraction of tenants. On the latter point of tenants, Co-Perform note a growing contractual trend for large organisations to require professional services providers operate from buildings that achieve certain NABERS benchmarks; thus adding an additional driver toward energy management. At Co-Perform we have a wealth of expertise in all facets of building upgrades from rating and auditing through design to implementation. Our service offering is supplemented by a significant depth of knowledge and experience in building services engineering.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Design Guide Brief

New Planning Scheme requirements such as BESS and the Better Apartment Design Standards have highlighted conflicting requirements to limit facade cooling loads while at the same time raising interior daylight levels. Furthermore, the interpretation and application of these requirements varies across the various Planning Authorities, introducing significant risks that can increase project costs, cause inefficient iterative design processes and results in delays when trying to obtain Planning Permits.

These big risks can be managed by making a small investment in early-stage engineering advice. Co-Perform’s objective is to help the design team to develop a scheme that meets the Planning Scheme criteria and to facilitate the process of obtaining a planning permit.

For many developments the advice can be easy to implement, for example a change in glazing specification or modification to window size, but for other developments it can be more difficult, such as a modification to the internal apartment layouts, managing glazing areas and shading. In all cases it is best to be aware of the implications and required changes at the earliest possible stage of the design process.

Co-Perform would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our services can assist with your project. Call us on (03) 9042 5677 or e-mail on admin@co-perform.com.au.

Westall Library and Community Hub

Co-perform are commissioned for ESD services for the Westall Community Hub. The Hub is co-located at the Westall Primary School and Westall Secondary College site and provides a range of services including:

Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Precinct (Moreland City Council)

Co-perform are commissioned for ESD services for this major sporting facility redevelopment incorporating new: 50m pool, learn to swim pool, play pool, water slides, gymnasium, multipurpose space, studio space and separate sports pavilion.

Significant sustainability aspects of the project include:

Cnr Ormond Rd and Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria

Approximately 30 apartments and ground floor retail plus a common underground car park.

Carrum Family and Children's Centre

Co-perform provided the Sustainability Management Plan and Section J services for the new Carrum Family & Children’s Centre. The Centre delivers a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor learning environment. The Centre includes intimate indoor spaces and the outdoor environment is considered just as important for children’s learning experiences:

101 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

NABERS Base Building and Tenancy assessments.

Living Carlton - Stage 4,Carlton, Victoria

Approximately 80 apartments in 2 buildings over a common car park.

Living Carlton - Stage 8, Carlton, Victoria

Conversion of heritage buildings to 20 apartments.

Living Carlton - Stage 9, Carlton, Victoria

Approximately 100 apartments in 2 buildings over a common car park.

Essendon Fields House, Essendon Fields, Victoria

Operational office building comprising basement plus 3 office levels.

Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Victoria

Shop and residence within the heritage precinct of South Melbourne.

Paul Graham

Paul's career has focused on the successful, timely, cost effective and quality completion of building development projects across most industry sectors. Paul’s experience also extends to sustainable development master planning at a precinct, city and regional scale.

Paul has held senior positions in major international consultancy firms such as Arup and GHD, successfully leading building services and sustainability related commissions around Australia and internationally.

Successful projects include an award winning 6 star Green Star office, award winning energy showcase facility, sustainability advice to 101 Collins Street, regional scale energy utility strategies, complex military installations, community facilities, multi-residential buildings and many more.

Jon Morgan

Jon has worked for more than 20 years in the application of advanced simulation and modelling techniques to the solution of engineering design problems. A relatively brief stint working in the defence, maritime and energy industries provided a platform to launch into a career in sustainable building design.

Jon has played key roles both international and local organisations including Arup (Melbourne and London) and more recently with the Moreland Energy Foundation. He has been integral in leading these companies towards highly-integrated and robust performance-based building design.

His core skills are in passive design strategies, building energy, thermal comfort, daylight and renewable energy systems. And he has a developing interest in machine learning and the creation of decision support systems to facilitate the design process.