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“Turn what you have to do into what you want to do”

In spite of having to add ESD features to your development there are some good reasons for wanting to do so!

  • Boarding Houses – Do they need Section J, BASIX, or both?

    We have talked before in this blog about how boarding houses, Classified as Class 3 buildings in the building code, should be assessed. The question was, should they go through BASIX at DA/Development Approval stage, or Section J of the building code at Construction Certificate stage.   We have just received some news from the […]

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  • Big Changes to Section J coming in 2019

    The changes that are forecast to be introduced to Section J in 2019 are big. So, grab a coffee and sit back and read on. The starting point is to forget everything you thought you knew about Section J and start again! If you are new to this then it is important to know that […]

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  • Changes to Basix – 1st July 2017

    This article is intended as a heads up to our clients about the soon to be implemented changes to Basix.  It’s also a reminder to those who know about the changes but might not have noticed that the implementation of these modifications is fast approaching. On the 1st July 2017, Basix energy targets will increase. […]

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  • Kingspan opens Australian Manufacturing Facility

    Kingspan Group Opens Australian Insulation Manufacturing Facility

    Kingspan Insulation opens high-tech, energy-efficient Australian Manufacturing Facility

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  • The ABCB’s Energy Efficiency Initiative

    We touched on the current energy efficiency review being carried out by the ABCB in the article on the 10 Year anniversary. The scope of the changes are potentially very broad so we thought we would bring some more information directly from the ABCB. There is a link to the full ABCB information page at […]

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  • Selling Your Own excess Power

    An article by Emma Young in the West Australia newspaper WA Today, caught our eye. It reports on a trial in Perth where people with solar panels can sell their excess power to each other but not back to the grid.   The article below is from this original article where you can also listen to […]

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