Section J transformed: Stepping into energy change for commercial buildings

Friday, 22 March 2019 Image of 23 Furzer Street building

Join us for a free briefing session on NCC 2019 commercial building energy efficiency!

Section J of the 2019 edition of the NCC has been significantly re-written. These changes represent a substantial overhaul to the energy efficiency provisions for commercial buildings. The ABCB and the Property Council of Australia are hosting free briefing sessions in all capital cities (excluding NT). The session will deep dive into the intent and content of the new requirements.

Delegates will hear from, and be able to ask questions of, the ABCB, the NABERS Administrator and the Green Building Council of Australia to gain an understanding of:

  • what the new quantified energy Performance Requirement means;
  • the new combined window and wall provisions, including how to calculate the thermal performance of the façade using the new façade calculator tool;
  • what JV3 practitioners will need to do differently in their energy models;
  • trading thermal performance between façade aspects as an alternative to JV3;
  • the new comfort requirement;
  • how to use NABERS and Green Star to show compliance;
  • the new DTS stringency level for roofs, lighting, lifts, swimming pools, HVAC and metering equipment; and
  • when the provisions come into effect.

You'll hear everything you need to know to assist you to comply with the changes.

Session details

Briefing sessions are free to attend, however registration is required. They will run from 7.30am to 10.30am in these capital cities.

  • Queensland – 8 May, Cromwell
  • Australian Capital Territory – 10 May, Canberra CBD*
  • Victoria – 15 May, Melbourne CBD*
  • Tasmania– 16 May, Page Seager Lawyers
  • New South Wales – 21 May, Sydney CBD*
  • South Australia – 28 May, Adelaide CBD*
  • Western Australia – 29 May, MinterEllison

*indicates venue to be confirmed

If you are unable to attend a session, a webcast will be available from the Resource library soon after the final session.

Register now to secure your spot at a great professional development and networking opportunity, and to be in-the-know with the Section J changes.

Contact information

For further information or questions regarding the briefing sessions, please contact the Property Council of Australia in your relevant state or territory.

Register now