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Changes for Queensland Residential Star Ratings, December 2015

On the 8th of December 2015 the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works released a Building and Plumbing Newsflash #548 titled “Energy assessments for residential dwellings and use of software”. Its purpose was to advise building certifiers, other building […]

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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 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 glass-only […]

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NCC2014 Energy Efficiency Summary

Once again, it’s time for the annual update to the National Construction Code (NCC)! What’s changed in 2014? Here’s a handy list.

Changes for Volume 1 (Classes 2-9, Commercial buildings) Section J

One of the major changes is the increased energy index […]

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NCC2013 Energy Efficiency Summary

One more year, one more set of changes to the National Construction Code (NCC)! So what’s new this time with regards to Energy Efficiency? Well, let’s find out.

Changes for Volume 1 (classes 2-9, Commercial buildings) Section J
One of the largest […]

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NCC2012 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 We’re keeping it here for historical reference purposes and to assist others who may want to […]

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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 We’re keeping it here for historical reference purposes and to assist others who may want to […]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

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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