Non-Habitable Buildings in the NCC


This report examines the potential benefits of including cool rooms (warehouses, walk-in cool rooms, freezers, and other refrigeration processes) and data centres (captive and collocated) in the National Construction Code 2019 (NCC). 

Use of renewable energy to trade-off energy efficiency requirements in Section J of the National Construction Code


The Use of renewable energy to trade-off energy efficiency requirements in Section J of the National Construction Code report captures industry insights on the uptake of renewable energy used to trade-off performance of façades and services for proposed new commercial buildings that seek to verify compliance against verification method JV3 of Section J (Energy Efficiency) under Volume 1 of the National Construction Code.

Determining office tenancies energy end use


In this report, the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) analyses how much electricity and gas use is attributable to tenants in Australian office buildings based on a survey of CitySwitch signatories and data from the National Australian Built Environment Energy Rating System (NABERS).

Building Energy Codes and Other Mandatory Policies Applies to Existing Buildings


The International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Technology Collaboration Programme Building Energy Codes Working Group (BECWG) commissioned a review of building energy codes and other mandatory regulatory instruments applied to existing buildings in member economies. This report synthesizes the experience to date with two major types of policies: building energy codes and building energy performance standards.

Glazing for non-residential buildings under NCC2019 – products, costs, and market insights – Final Report


This report identifies specifications, performance levels and prices for products typically used in new non-residential construction, giving a good snapshot of the industry as it operates, in line with the requirements of the 2019 National Construction Code.

Hotel Energy Uplift Program factsheet


The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will deliver $10.2 million in grants to help small and medium hotels reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 

Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) reports

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has 10 task groups, which includes the Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) co-chaired by Australia and the USA. BEET is a collaborative platform for countries to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective building energy efficiency policies, with a core focus on building rating systems and building codes.

Climate Change – Impact on Building Design and Energy – Final Report 2020


Research has shown that current industry standard weather files for building simulation may not be suited to the assessment of the potential impacts of a changing climate, in particular summer overheating risks.

To examine this issue, consultants DeltaQ were commissioned to explore future climate risk in building energy modelling, and to put forward recommendations for improvements to Australia’s National Construction Code.