This course provides introductory guidance and understanding of the energy efficiency provisions in the NCC Volume Two. The course does not provide detailed information on BASIX, energy modelling, energy assessment or preparing energy ratings and covers content in the 2019 (current) version of the NCC.
Buildings are long-lived and the impact of poor energy efficiency can last for the life of the building. Volume Two first included energy efficiency provisions in 2003 as part of national reforms to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This 2 hour course includes 3 chapters which cover:
- How the Volume Two energy efficiency provisions apply; relevant Performance Requirements and compliance options.
- An overview of the 2 Deemed-to-Satisfy options for building energy efficiency in Volume Two (energy rating and elemental provisions).
- An introduction to building energy efficiency Verification Methods for housing in Volume Two including a worked example of verification using a reference building.
Who should take this course?
The course will be of interest for practitioners involved in the design of Class 1 and Class 10 buildings, including:
- building designers, and
The course may also be of interest to other building and compliance practitioners working on housing projects.
Are there any pre-requisites?
Practitioners taking this course should have some prior knowledge of, and understanding and experience in the practical application of the NCC and of local building regulations.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the energy efficiency requirements of the NCC Volume Two.
- Understand how to apply the 2 DTS options for energy efficiency for Class 1 and Class 10 building projects.
- Explain concessions that may apply to the NCC Volume Two energy efficiency DTS building thermal Performance Requirements (energy rating option).
- Explain how Verification Methods can be used to provide Performance Solutions for compliance with the NCC energy efficiency requirements.
- Identify other compliance considerations that may relate to the NCC Volume Two energy efficiency requirements, including state and territory variations.
AIA Refuel recognition
This 2 hour course is recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects as Formal CPD through its Refuel CPD Program. CPD enhances the professional knowledge and personal skills needed for the advancement of architecture, building design, society and the environment.
The content for this online CPD course is developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) in consultation with industry, government and subject matter experts. The subject areas explore topics, industry issues, and challenges found in the Building Confidence Report. Experts from relevant disciplines have contributed to developing the course content and supporting materials, to ensure NCC CPD courses are practical and relevant to your everyday work. The courses support and supplement other CPD courses provided by industry, government, and existing accreditation schemes.
This course meets the following competencies as defined by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA):
- 3.3 Design – Conceptual Design: Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues
- 3.4 Design – Conceptual Design: Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards
- 5.3 Documentation- Detailed Design: Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements