Consulting Services

Our Consulting Services include:


  • Building Services Engineering - from concept design energy analysis to project quality control on site, if you’re looking for someone to contribute to the Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health side of your project, we provide unbiased, professional input. We can work as a designer or client's representative, vetting commercial proposals from suppliers or contractors / tradesmen. We're particularly experienced in:

    • Heating systems - engineering specification and design, including making the economic case on a life cycle basis for renewables such as Wood Energy heating plant.
    • Small Scale Energy Modelling projects (new homes, commercial buildings, etc) and economic analysis - our ‘Optibuild’ report delivers cost effective advice.
  • Transition Engineering’ Consulting (the mission of ‘Transition Engineers’ is to effectively manage the risks of un-sustainable resource use and environmental impacts by implementing changes and adaptations in existing engineered systems).

  • Business Information Systems - we can give you independent advice on the right technology for your small or medium size business. From email and documents, to web presence and social media we can help you to understand the proposals you've received from suppliers, and how they fit with your business. We also take on certain projects in a management capacity, sub-contracting the development work as needed.

  • Resilience Consulting - In light of the 'Big Picture', what actions should you take now to safeguard your future?


If you don’t see the area you are interested in immediately, just ask. With 15 years general consulting experience, no problem is uninteresting, and often we can give you helpful input over the phone! Contact our Principal Consultant, Nathan Surendran today on 021 209 6286, to discuss what services we can provide for you.



The Big Picture:


Have you ever tried to consider the bigger picture when making decisions at a business or personal level? It’s hard... We’ve made it our mission to understand the big picture, or ‘schema’ within which those decisions fit. Because the past is no reliable predictor of the future at this point, we can help you to understand the probable future (as opposed to the hoped for, or generally accepted / marketed version). We’ll guide you to a strategy that benefits you and your business in balance with the 3E’s - Energy, Economics and the Environment. We help you to ensure that your community benefits from the work you’re doing, and we’ll assist you in communicating that value to the public effectively.


We deliver focused, clear advice, and can assist you in the problems you have encountered. Schema Consulting is focused on delivering both the ‘schema’ and all the associated detail you need. This enables you to make successful decisions in the short, medium and long term:


sche·ma - noun \ˈ'skē-mə' \


1) a diagrammatic presentation; broadly : a structured framework or plan : an outline or scheme 2) a pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response 3) an underlying organizational pattern or structure; conceptual framework: A schema provides the basis by which someone relates to the events he or she experiences 4) (in Kantian epistemology) a concept, similar to a universal but limited to phenomenal knowledge, by which an object of knowledge or an idea of pure reason may be apprehended