20 May 2020

We’ve been actively interpreting the NCC Section J 2019 Commercial Building changes and how they will impact our clients’ projects. Read more about the changes or call us to learn how the changes will impact your plans.

The design industry is now coming to grips with the new design and specification requirements that apply to all commercial and Class 2 common areas applicable to projects with Construction Certificates lodgement dates beyond the 1st of May 2019.

A 30% – 40% increase in Energy Efficiency now applies to new commercial buildings. See attached a list of changes that will impact your designs, specifications and budgets.

While Section J compliance is not traditionally required pre-DA it is strongly recommended you do some early design stage testing to ensure your design is capable of complying.

NCC 2019 Energy Efficiency - Commercial Buildings Overview

This document provides an overview of the key changes to the energy efficiency provisions for commercial buildings in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. The changes apply to Class 2 common areas, Class 3 & Class 5-9 buildings.

Facade design is key to maintaining design objectives under this new code and should be considered at early design stages.

If you would like to discuss how these changes may impact your project, please feel free to call us on (02) 9970 6181.

Efficient Living Commercial Services

Efficient Living has one of the largest teams of Sustainability Consultants and provide a range of commercial consulting services including Section J, JV3, NABERS, DA Reports & Onsite Compliance.

With over 20 years experience and leading industry expertise, we deliver better outcomes for our clients with more efficient and cost effective solutions.