Commercial Energy Efficiency Workshop

Friday, 5 August 2016

Communiqué

On 27 July, industry experts met in Sydney for the first technical workshop on the proposed commercial building energy efficiency provisions for the 2019 version of the NCC.

Through the National Energy Productivity Plan, the ABCB has been asked to increase the stringency of the commercial building energy efficiency provisions. The workshop was organised to initiate this work.

The workshop was hosted by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), and facilitated by ClimateWorks Australia, on behalf of the ABCB. Attendees represented builders, engineers, architects, energy modellers, building owners, product suppliers and building certifiers.

Among other topics, the workshop attendees debated the merits of different ways of quantifying the energy efficiency Performance Requirements. Feasible options for achieving compliance with the Performance Requirements were also discussed in detail.

The Property Council of Australia’s Francesca Muskovic, who attended the workshop said “I enjoyed the depth of discussion during the workshop and am looking forward to seeing how the new provisions evolve”.

The many ideas provided during the workshop will now be used by the ABCB to inform the next phase of this important work.

Read the Residential Energy Efficiency Communiqué.