BCA Section J
Section J Energy Efficiency Report
The overall objective of a Section J report is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is required by Class 3 and 5-9 buildings. Complimentary requirements are offered for Class 2 and 4 buildings.
Councils across Australia require a Section J report to accompany a Development Application and/or a Construction Certificate application in order to proceed.
What is Section J?
When applying for a Construction Certificate you will need to show that you have complied with the Energy Efficiency provisions of the Building Code of Australia (Section J). Application Solutions brings their considerable experience to each project it undertakes which un-complicates the compliance process and adds value to your project.
Building regulations have been introduced mandating minimum energy efficiency standards covering all buildings (Class 1, 2 and 4 buildings still need to comply with BASIX in NSW). Most buildings now need to comply with Section J of the Building Code of Australia.
Section J specifies a range of energy efficiency provisions that need to be complied with before a Construction Certificate can be issued.
A compliance assessment will assist you in meeting these provisions and to demonstrate compliance. It is important to note that Section J raises issues that will crop up earlier in the approval process. Typically, in the detailed building design stage but potentially in Development Application stage as well. The earlier Section J is considered in the whole application process the more time and cost can be saved at a later date.
Arising from the assessment, Application Solutions produces a simple Section J Documentation Schedule which can be included with your Construction Certificate documents.
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It is important to ensure that during construction the relevant steps are taken to document compliance.
This should include, where relevant;
- Certificates from specific suppliers and contractors
- Photographic record and
- Site inspections.
Application Solutions can help by carrying out the inspections and compiling the various certificates to produce a compliance certificate in readiness for obtaining an Occupation Certificate.
Application Solutions brings their considerable experience to each project it undertakes which un-complicates the compliance process and adds value to your project.