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  • Can Electric Vehicles Help the Electricity Grid?

    In thinking about balancing the supply renewable energy with demand, we were reminded of an interesting idea we reported on 11 years ago. The article was about the use of plug in hybrid cars as part of the grid. Engineer, Richard Hunwick, put forward the proposal. Check out the full story here: https://applicationsolutions.com.au/blog/finding-solutions-an-example It was a […]

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  • Micro Grids – The Future

    Back in 2017 we had a newsletter item about a trial program in Perth where people with solar panels could sell their excess power to each other but not back to the grid. It raised a lot of interesting ideas about the use of ‘blockchain’ software and the balancing of supply and demand of electricity. […]

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  • AAC Conference

    The Association of Accredited Certifiers held their annual conference recently. The association organised a ‘virtual’ conference this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Andrew Latimer (from Application Solutions) played a part by presenting one of the concurrent sessions entitled: A detailed look at Section J: 2019 version. Andrew presented his talk from home and had to […]

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  • The New Section J

    In the Dec 2018 newsletter, we talked about the goals of the ABCB review that lead to the new Section J code. They were 1/ Increase in stringency, 2/Simplification and 3/ Increase the emphasis on verification methods. Where these goals achieved? There is definitely an increase in stringency and added to the range of verification […]

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  • 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 NSW […]

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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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