At NRG Efficient Homes, we provide BCA Section J Report for our customers in Melbourne and Australia wide. Being nationally accredited company under the ABSA and BDAV body, we are dedicated to providing the best possible service and solutions.

BCA Section J

This section of the BCA Volume One sets out the Energy Efficiency provisions for all Class 3 – 9 buildings. It outlines all necessary approaches to gain compliance and satisfy state and local regulations.

BCA Section J Assessment Methods

There a several assessment methods depending on the size and type of building being assessed. DTS ( Deems to Satisfy ) is the most common and cost effective method available. Contact NRG efficient homes and we can recommend the best avenue to ensure you project meets compliance and is cost effective.

What is BCA Section J Report?

A Section J report sets out each part of the Section J requirements of the NCC and ensures your building complies with each part. For each requirement of construction development, the list of provisions and energy efficiency needs of the Section J are being documented in form of a report. This report which is a requirement by all councils and certifiers to be able to issue a building permit.

Who requires a Section J Report?

Any commercial building from Class 3 to 9 requires a section J report to demonstrate compliance with Clause JP1 & JP3 energy efficiency provisions of the NCC Volume 1. The report is declared before providing a construction permit or certificate.

The non-residential parts of an apartment block – Class 2, a residence situated in a non-residential building i.e. caretaker apartment – Class 4 and boarding home or hostel – Class 3. Other than this, all non-residential building including healthcare, aged care, church, office, laboratory, retail, warehouse, factory, school and car park will require a BCA Section J Report.

Hence, if you require a building permit for any current building construction then Section J Report is essential to obtain approval.

If you have any queries or are unsure if your building requires a Section J report please feel free to contact us for support.

Efficient Section J Report & Assessment Services include:

  • Complete building plans assessment
  • Accessible and concise suggestions to describe areas of non-compliance
  • Thorough NCC Section J Report to obtain a building permit
  • Expertise and Reliable Service to meet your project goals

BCA Section J Report Covers:

  • Part J1: Building Fabric
  • Part J2: Glazing
  • Part J3: Building Sealing
  • Part J4: ** N/R
  • Part J5: Air-conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Part J6: Artificial lighting and power
  • Part J7: Heated water supply and swimming pool and spa pool plant
  • Part J8: Facilities for energy monitoring

How Do I get a BCA Section J Report?

A skilled and knowledgeable energy efficiency consultant is necessary in order to prepare BCA Section J Report. Having years of experience, NRG Efficient Homes have created and refined a reported structure which is technically accurate. Our Section J Report has one of the maximum approval rates with local councils in Melbourne.

We are committed to providing a report using cost-effective assessment method i.e. DTS (Deems to Satisfy). Hence, in order to ensure the best revenue on your construction projects, Contact us at 03 9999 2114.

What is a JV3 Assessment?

JV3 is an alternative assessment method for commercial buildings. It is often referred to as a reference method of compliance. JV3 assessment uses a reference building to compare the energy consumption of the proposed building compared to a reference model. If the proposed building can achieve a lower annual load than the reference building then compliance is achieved.

This process uses advanced thermal modelling software and offers a more in depth assessment and a much more flexible outcome.

JV3 assessments are used for larger developments or when compliance via DTS elemental provisions is not possible. Also please note JV3 can also offer significant cost savings on glazing & insulation compared to DTS elemental provisions method.

JV3 applies to all buildings of Class 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and is not the application to buildings of Class 2 and 4.

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