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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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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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JV3 vs DTS: Construction Cost Savings!

Energy efficiency assessments can be performed in several different ways – each with their own strengths & weaknesses. Firstly, there is the Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) Energy Efficiency Building Solution. To achieve compliance through a DTS assessment, all separate elements of the […]

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Presentation: Energy Efficiency Case Studies, Class 2-9

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On Saturday 11th of May 2013, Dr Clyde Anderson gave a technical presentation to the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors at their annual conference. Many topics were covered in this presentation and we will be expanding […]

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How to Understand Your Energy Efficiency Report

Our Energy Efficiency Reports are written to provide an accurate & concise summary of how your building compares to the National Construction Code Performance Requirement and they include the Design Compliance Certificate (Form 15 in Queensland). They’re created with the […]

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Verification Method JV3 Explained

JV3 Assessments are a complicated beast & not many Building Thermal Assessors know how to do them correctly. How do you check the validity of your Energy Efficiency Report to verify it’s correct? What conditions should apply to the assessment?

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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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