Events and conferences Public Comment

International framework for embodied and operational carbon

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is developing a common international reporting framework for embodied and operational carbon in the built environment. Embodied carbon is the total greenhouse emissions generated during the manufacture of the materials and products used in the construction and refurbishment of new and existing buildings and infrastructure. It is coming under […]

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Draft NCC 2022 energy efficiency and condensation provisions

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is seeking comment on proposed amendments to energy efficiency and condensation technical provisions, for possible inclusion in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022. Some of the more significant amendments proposed in this second and final stage of the public comment draft include: A stringency increase in the thermal performance […]

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Keeping up with the code

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is seeking input on a draft model for continuing professional development on the National Construction Code. The Building Confidence Report (BCR) recommended that each jurisdiction require all practitioners to undertake compulsory continuing professional development (CPD) on the National Construction Code (NCC). In response, the BCR Implementation Team has developed […]

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Updates to incentives for refrigerated cabinets

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is updating the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program for refrigerated cabinets. Refrigerated cabinets are designed to store and display chilled and/or frozen food items, and are typically used in retail stores such as supermarkets, petrol stations, liquor outlets and smaller food and beverage vendors. The VEU […]

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Blueprint for Australasian digital twin adoption released

Stewarded by the Smart Cities Council (SCC), a draft blueprint to drive adoption of digital twin activity in the Australian and New Zealand built environments has been released. Digital Twins, For All – the Australia and New Zealand digital twin blueprint – was released recently at a gathering of government and industry leaders in Wellington, […]

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Victoria seeks input on gas substitution roadmap

The Victorian government is seeking community and industry input to help inform Victoria’s gas substitution roadmap and assist the gas sector to reach net zero emissions. The roadmap will detail the transition pathways and identify policy mechanisms to achieve Victoria’s emissions reduction targets through reduced fugitive emissions, more efficient use of gas, electrification and increased […]

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NCC 2022 public comment extended

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has extended consultation on stage 1 of National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 public comment draft until 11.59pm (AEST) July 11, 2021. “The ABCB is cognisant of the ongoing impact on industry of COVID-19, and the flow-on effect of the various lockdowns experienced in many jurisdictions,” says an ABCB statement. […]