The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has opened consultation for an energy efficiency scoping study.
The ABCB has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the energy efficiency provisions, with an emphasis on residential buildings in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). The 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 Energy efficiency – NCC 2022 and beyond scoping study outlines the approach to developing the NCC’s energy efficiency provisions, with a particular focus on NCC 2022.
The purpose of the study is to seek initial views on the proposed approach and scope of future changes to the NCC energy efficiency provisions, particularly in 2022.