The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the National Construction Code’s (NCC) energy efficiency provisions, with a focus on residential buildings in the 2022 edition of the NCC.
This work is to be carried out in consideration of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council’s Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings (the Trajectory).
The Trajectory proposes incremental changes to the NCC to reduce the operational energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions of buildings.
To commence this process, the ABCB has produced a scoping study for public comment.
The study outlines a possible approach and scope for this project, with a particular focus on NCC 2022.
The scoping study has now been released for public comment and can be read or downloaded from the ABCB Consultation Hub – a new initiative from the ABCB to improve consultation with stakeholders.
Responses to questions on the scoping study, outlined in the consultation form, are invited until 11.59pm AEST Sunday 8 September 2019.
Only comments submitted using the online form will be considered.