The Building Code of Australia (Volume One) contains energy efficiency provisions that apply to Class 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (commercial) buildings. A compliance report (commonly called a Section J or a Part J Report) is required before construction commences for new buildings and for alterations and additions.
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We also offer obligation free review if you have a problem with an existing Section J Report.
The most common methodology used for evaluating compliance is called Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS). A DtS based Section J (or Part J) report ensures that the design meets the exact DtS Provisions in the BCA.
Most designs are successfully assessed using DtS, however Verification Method JV3 is an important alternative solution when increased flexibility is required.
Gradwell Consulting has completed many DtS and JV3 based reports and can provide advice on the best approach.
Useful Link: Australian Building Codes Board www.abcb.gov.au