BCA Section J Energy Efficiency Assessment

Building Classes 5-9 (offices, retail, wholesale, car parks, public and aged care buildings, warehouses, and production and storage facilities) must meet the energy efficiency requirements outlined in the Australian  Building Code Board BCA Volume 1.

Our Service:

  • Detailed assessment of the building plans
  • Clear and concise recommendations to address areas of non-compliance
  • Comprehensive Section J Report – required to obtain a Building Permit / Construction Certificate (CC)
  • Professional, efficient and reliable service
  • Competitive fixed-fee pricing

Section J Report includes:

  • Part J-1 Building Fabric
  • Part J-2 External Glazing
  • Part J-3 Building Sealing
  • Part J-4 Air Movement
  • Part J-5 Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Systems
  • Part J-6 Artificial Lighting and Power
  • Part J-7 Hot Water Supply
  • Part J-8 Access For Maintenance

Information Required:

  • Site Plan showing building orientation
  • Floor Plans
  • Elevations and Sections
  • Window and Door Schedule (new & existing)
  • Electrical & Mechanical Services Plan
  • Heating, Ventilation and A/C System Specs
  • Lighting plan

Upon completion you will be provided with a comprehensive Section J Report, verifying that the proposed building works comply with all applicable parts of the energy efficiency regulations. This report is required in order to obtain a building permit or construction certificate in all states of Australia.

Please note that sole-occupancy units in Class 2 buildings and Class 4 parts of buildings are assessed using accredited House Energy Rating software. Multi-Unit Developments must achieve an average energy rating of at least 6 stars, and individually achieve an energy rating of at least 5 stars.


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