At Certified Energy we take pride helping our clients and their projects in reaching their full potential, ensuring maximum savings and minimum energy use, allowing for cost effective yet sustainable solutions. For more information about a section J certificate please read the detailed description below, or call us at 1300 443 674, our dedicated staff will be happy to help in any way possible.
Also known as a Part J report, a section J report highlights the energy efficiency requirements for a Class 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9 building (commercial), this is defined by Section J (or Part J) of Volume One of the National Construction Code (NCC), formally known as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).Section J Method of Compliance (Deemed to Satisfy) is used when the Evidence of Suitability method using the Deemed to Satisfy (DtS) Provisions of Part J of the Energy Efficiency section of the NCC Volume 1 have been chosen as the most appropriate method to assess the compliance of the proposed development.
In most jurisdictions, a report describing compliance with Section J is required before a construction certificate is issued. The National Construction Code (NCC) requires Class 2 to 9 buildings, including commercial, retail, apartments and industrial buildings to be evaluated using an extensive and all-inclusive NCC Section J Compliance Report. This report outlines the provisions and solutions that necessary for the development to comply with the requirements outlined in Section J of the NCC.Many councils require such a report to accompany a Development Application and/or a Construction Certificate Application in order to proceed.Certified Energy prepares Section J Compliance Reports using both deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) and verification using a reference building (JV3) methodologies.
The performance requirements of the Deemed to Satisfy provisions include but are not limited to meeting the Total R-Values of roofs, walls and floors, the glazing allowances and air movement requirements. These detailed provisions also include the testing and installation of insulation, thermal breaks, compensation for downlights, floor edge insulation and detailed provisions for building sealing. These specification need to be provided to your registered assessor for the building’s overall thermal performance to be measured.
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Section J Report Assessment