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CASE STUDY: MUD Australia, Double Bay, NSW

Our modelling enabled MUD Australia to:


  1. Clearly display their handmade porcelain products

  2. Save on glazing costs

  3. 12% reduction in  predicted energy use compared to  NCC Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) provisions.

The JV3 modelling for the shopping centre required the MUD Australia tenancy glazing to  meet an SHGC of 0.29 to comply with Section J2 –glazing.  The only glass that could meet these requirements was laminated grey coloured glass that would create a dark shopfront. This was unacceptable for MUD Australia given the need to clearly display their handmade porcelain products. Additionally, the proposed glass was expensive.


We supported DesignOffice to negotiate a separate JV3 assessment of the tenancy to demonstrate compliance. Our modelling enabled the dark laminated glass to be replaced by a clear single low-e glass for the entire tenancy.

"We engaged Urban Digestor to write a Section JV3 report to assist with finding the most appropriate, compliant and cost effective glazing specification for a recent retail project.  The team were incredibly communicative, pro-active and helpful.  The concise report was delivered quickly and enabled us to find the most appropriate specification for the glazing within the holistic context of the project’s energy assessment. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Urban Digestor again."

Mark Simpson (Director)

Design Office

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Through our services we can help you:
- Preserve your design intent    
- Save on construction costs  
- Improve your building's thermal performance
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