Green at Heart (Ratings/Consultation/Training)

Cairns 4870
PO Box 995 Cairns QLD
Andrew Barrett
07 4038 3558
07 4038 3557
0414 660 399

Green at Heart design and assess building sustainability in the tropics. We provide the tropical expertise needed to achieve the best possible sustainable and cost effective outcomes for your project or business.

We conduct environmental audits on existing buildings and are experts in assessing thermal performance of new and existing buildings.

Fields Of Commerce

Energy rating reports

Target Industries

-Housing Environmental design
-Sustainability consulting in residential and commercial sectors
-Housing for mining workers

Specialist Areas Of Tropical Expertise

-Sustainability consulting for the tropics
-Assessing tropical designs
-Energy ratings for commercial and residential
-Designs for the tropics
-Sustainable building design and architecture

Year Established


Management Team

Sophie Barrett, Director
Andrew Barrett, Director

Target Export Markets

Papua New Guinea
Other Asia Pacific

Type Of Export Business Sought

Direct export
Joint venture

Certificate And Quality Approvals

All our work is performed to the highest quality and standards.


Tropical Building Design awards – Regional, State and National

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Company Profile

With over 20 years combined experience in designing and assessing commercial and residential buildings sustainability in the tropics, Green at Heart can provide the tropical expertise needed to achieve the best possible sustainable and cost effective outcome for your project or business.

We have extensive experience conducting environmental auditing on existing residential and commercial buildings. We can provide advice and reporting throughout all aspects of the project from design through to construction stage.

Green at Heart are experts in assessing the thermal performance of new and existing buildings and providing recommendations to improve their energy efficiency resulting in increased human comfort and economic benefits for our clients. We also design award winning tropical buildings

Technologies and Capabilities


   •  Building Energy Ratings Software (BERS)
   •  Web based training and meeting services


   •  Sustainability consulting
   •  Sustainable design
   •  Commercial and residential energy ratings
   •  Commercial and residential energy assessments
   •  Business auditing
   •  Environmental management plans
   •  Training

Company Background

Green at Heart was established in 2003. We have specialised in tropical design and assessment of buildings energy efficiency properties both at design stage and as a retrofitting option.

Australian Projects

   •  Sustainability assessment of commercial and residential buildings throughout Australia
   •  ClimateSmart Business Cluster – business energy efficiency pro- gram (Department Climate Change)
   •  Energy efficiency certifications of residential and commercial buildings
   •  Solar power, hot water installations
   •  Implementation of alternative technologies through design

North Queensland Projects

   •  Retrofitting guide for sustainability in Far North Queensland
   •  Tropical Green Building Network designer of the Sustainable
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Green Credentials

The Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA)
HIA Greensmart Accredited Professional
Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Building Designers Association of Queensland
Green at Heart has accreditation with ABSA (Association of Building Sustainability Assessors) and utilise BERS Prosoftware and Section J of the BCA for assessments. We also have qualifications in Architecture, Sustainability Management, Green Plumbing and have Greensmart Homes HIA accreditation and are certified Federal Government Sustainability Assessors.

We are also members of the BDAQ and practice under BSA licensing.

Andrew Barrett - Director
ABSA Qualified Energy Efficiency Assessor
Sustainability Assessor
Federal Government Sustainability Assessor
Environmental plumber
BDAQ Associate Member
Greensmart Accredited
BSA Member
Diploma of Management

Andrew has 20 years experience in the construction industry. He is a qualified Energy Efficiency Assessor and the owner of QLD Energy Ratings the first and most well known Energy Efficiency Rating consultancy in Far North Queensland.

Andrew has completed Sustainability Management training through Sustainability Victoria and can perform assessments on your home. Andrew is also trained as an Australian Government Sustainability Assessor.

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