BCA Section J Compliance Reports

All new commercial building projects are required to meet the minimum NCC BCA energy efficiency standards. This is demonstrated via a Section J compliance assessment, which documents how a proposed building will comply with minimum energy efficiency standards in Section J of the NCC BCA Volume 1 (Building Code of Australia).

The aim of Section J in the BCA is “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by efficiently using energy”. Our Section J report service helps clients meet the requirements of Part J and our expert advice ensures the best project outcomes.

GreenForm’s Section J Reports address Parts 1-8 of the BCA:

Part J1 – Building Fabric
Part J2 – External Glazing
Part J3 – Building Sealing
Part J4 – Air Movement
Part J5 – Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Systems
Part J6 – Artificial Lighting and Power
Part J7 – Hot Water Supply
Part J8 – Access for Maintenance
What about those ‘impossible to comply projects’? If you have a project failing Section J, see our JV3 service, a more advanced assessment method which may solve this!
All buildings from Class 3-9 require a Section J report.
Project Class Details:
– For Class 4 buildings, both Section J and NatHERS assessments are required, and
– In NSW; Class 2 units/apartments also require BASIX and NatHERS certification.
The majority of simple and low percentage glazed buildings will comply with the Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) provisions of Section J. However for buildings with high percentages glazing, or where building fabric specifications as per DTS requirements do not suit the construction type, better outcomes may be found with JV3 Alternative Solution assessments. Contact us today for more info.