Construction
Education

Learning skills for energy compliance

The National Energy Efficient Building Project (NEEBP), on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council National Energy Productivity Plan, has developed the Energy Efficiency Skills Program. Offered as part of the Cross-Industry Skills Training Project, the Program is designed to help industry professionals comply with set requirements under the National Construction Code […]

Energy efficiency calculator
Public Comment

Energy efficiency calculators ready for testing

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released four energy efficiency calculators for beta testing. The calculators have been developed to help users with understanding and applying the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for the energy efficiency of façades, lighting, fans and pumps. The calculators include: Façade, Volume One Lighting, Volume One Fan Systems, Volume One […]

Legislation Updates

Fire compliance changes for soffit insulation

Insulation Australasia has circulated a statement alerting the industry to changes around fire compliance for soffit insulation in the new National Construction Code (NCC), adopted on May 1. “Soffit insulation manufacturers and building practitioners are alerted to the end of the concession period for acceptable demonstration of group numbers for building linings as required by the National […]