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Category Archives: Building Code Update

NCC2019 Changes Video Presentation

On the 1st of May 2020, the Energy Efficiency requirements of NCC2019 (the National Construction Code 2019) are due to come into effect. This means all new buildings will need to comply with the latest standards in NCC2019, except where […]

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How To Quantify Comfort with PMV

Have you ever wondered how the software we use decides what a “comfortable” building is? It seems like a very subjective matter for engineers to mathematically calculate. In particular, we have to make sure the method of quantifying human comfort […]

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Dr Clyde Anderson is now a Director of ABSA

At the recent AGM of ABSA (Australian Building Sustainability Association), held on 27 November 2015 in Sydney, Dr Clyde Anderson was elected to be a Director. This follows a two month appointment as a temporary Director to fill a short-term […]

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Industry Alert: Glazing for Energy Efficiency

The Australian Window Association (AWA) has issued an Industry Alert about the “Incorrect Use of Glass Only Values for Glazing Energy Performance Ratings”. In summary, the National Construction Code defines glazing as “glass plus frames” for Energy Efficiency purposes. Modelling […]

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NCC2012 Energy Efficiency Summary

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The Code has changed many times over the years since this article was written and the information in here isn’t current for today’s requirements. We’re keeping it here for historical reference purposes and to assist others who may want to […]

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BCA2011 Energy Efficiency Summary

NOTE:
The Code has changed many times over the years since this article was written and the information in here isn’t current for today’s requirements. We’re keeping it here for historical reference purposes and to assist others who may want to […]

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BCA2010 Energy Efficiency Summary

NOTE:
The Code has changed many times over the years since this article was written and the information in here isn’t current for today’s requirements. We’re keeping it here for historical reference purposes and to assist others who may want to […]

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Testing of Proposed BCA2010 Volume 2 House Energy Efficiency Deemed-to-Satisfy Measures with BERS Pro Energy Ratings

We were commissioned by the Australian Building Codes Board to investigate the new Deemed-To-Satisfy requirements in BCA2010. In essence, we were contracted to set the goal posts to make sure the requirements for Deemed-To-Satisfy assessments were roughly equal to the […]

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March 2009 Energy Efficiency Update

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The Code has changed many times over the years since this article was written and the information in here isn’t current for today’s requirements. We’re keeping it here for historical reference purposes and to assist others who may want to […]

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